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Cafe Gusto

3 Washington Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 425 4446
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“porridge” (3 reviews)
“meatballs” (4 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
3 Washington Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the river Lee hotel(very nice, but why pay 40 euro, when 100 yards away there are cafes that you can have breakfast for 10 euros.) The cafe was really nice porridge and croissant were fresh and very tasty. Coffee excellent. Also...More

Thank aldial44
Reviewed June 11, 2017

How refreshing to find a café for lunch where the people really care about the food they serve. I had a wonderful salad for lunch, so much nicer than a bland sandwich. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Hazel H
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Poached eggs with crispy bacon on Wholemeal sourdough toast with relish - Safe double skin Teapots (NO scalding for the unaware ) YUM ! Yum! Speedy service with a relaxed environment. Sit in the window & watch the world go bye - browse the daily...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Great simple food and nice coffee. That has to have been the best sandwich I've ever eaten. Toasted rye Sourdough with feta cheese and tomato. Nice coffee too. Great spot.

Thank TheSmallPrint
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to this place for years and never got disappointed. One of the best coffees in town, nice pastries, homemade sandwiches, soup.. If you're looking for a nice quick breakfast, lunch or just want a coffee and some treat, this is the place...More

Thank Jana R
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Popped in on the offchance during the Cork Jazz festival. A busy wee place, tall tables and pretty uncomfortable seating and a wee bit cramped...but it is worth all that as the food is fantastic. The lovely girl behind the counter is a sheer delight...More

Thank Ev
Reviewed September 27, 2016

I visited Gusto recently after not having been in there for years. I used to be a regular visitor when Marianne first opened, but moved away about 10 years ago and then this week was back in town for a wedding which was nearby. It...More

1  Thank HannahJaneDare
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Nailed it with a 5/5 cappuccino today. Perfect blend of espresso and properly frothed milk. Good pastries too.

Thank Gerard F
Reviewed August 27, 2016

This place used to be one of our favourite for lunch when in town shopping; what happened in the past few months since we were last there...I dont know...But no more nicely arranged and appetizing food on the plates, no more beautiful bread, even the...More

1  Thank Fraochoo
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in a hotel nearby for a short stay and decided not to include breakfast in the package as it would have cost a hefty €20 per person. Instead we decided to try Café Gusto. I ordered porridge with apple compote and cinnamon...More

Thank Niamh R
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $8
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Waitstaff
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Washington Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighborhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 21 425 4446
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Our two cafes bookend Cork city centre serving people who share our passion for great coffee and healthy Mediterranean style food.
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