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Cafe Serendipity

#37 of 481 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 2410466
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue - Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Moonee Beach, Australia
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has changed. The French have taken it over. It is not, however, a French restaurant. In keeping with their clientele they have a varied menu but the people here know food and Charles, particularly, knows wine. We were lucky that we were the first to arrive for dinner and were able to have a wonderful chat which enhanced... More 

2 Thank iandsmith
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped twice for a large flat white while walking. Great coffee with friendly service! They also serve breakfast and lunch. Recommend!

1 Thank Kinosao
Naples, Florida
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch. Found the wait staff very professional. It was a very nice way to spend lunch time in Cork

1 Thank Thomas M
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in a nearby hotel but decided against the breakfast in the hotel and went to Serendipity instead - we were not disappointed We had the breakfast on both the Saturday and Sunday mornings - each time service was second to none, staff were very helpful and attentive - nothing too much trouble. 6 adults with a mixture... More 

2 Thank paul g
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Serendipity for brunch on several occasions and we enjoyed it every time. The food is good quality and well presented and the staff is very friendly.

3 Thank Luciana_HM
Bradford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in a nearby hotel but decided not to book breakfast but find a local to eat in instead. Great cafe, maple pancakes for breakfast they were 5* very much enjoyed didn't need any lunch later in the day, still full. The cafe had a nice feel very welcoming. Good value for money.

1 Thank Mel1353
New Mexico
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully detailed cafe with nice atmosphere, good food and excellent service. Centrally located between the university and pubs and shopping in the old town area.

1 Thank Ariagne
Cork, Ireland
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I went there on a Friday evening we went for the three course meal for twenty three euro. The waitress was extremely friendly anything she was unsure she checked with the chef. The food was very tasty, well presented and good quality. It shows the chef loves his job. We were not rushed with our meal. All the deserts were... More 

1 Thank Audrey B
County Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Last minute booking on a sat night - great value meal - every course beautifully presented and delicious - service v attentive - good for groups and families too - will be back

3 Thank rbrowne2005
County Cork, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We were here this week with family over for the week and we were highly disappointed. The staff were sitting on their phones and paid zero attention to us as we came in and waited for about 20 minutes to see a menu before we got up and had to ask for them. This isn't the first time that this... More 

1 Thank Mlaceyk10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 2410466
Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Thursday to Saturday. All Day Breakfast and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We are a modern Cafe on the Western Road in Cork City Opp River Lee Hotel. We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Morning Coffee and treats and Afternoon Tea and Treats. Scones served with Jam and Cream. All made for you, by us in our Kitchen at Serendipity."Fresh Homemade Food" Call in to see us anytime.

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