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Cafe Serendipity

30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (27 reviews)
“french toast” (12 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here one morning for Breakfast and got the tastiest eggs Benedict I have had for a long time. Service was quick allowing for everything being freshly cooked and the staff are cheerful and willing. Coffee was fresh and of good quality.

Thank StanleyM53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on spec on our first night in Cork. The decor was relaxing and the sliding doors were open on a warm evening. I was disappointed that there was no beer especially that in Ireland wine is so expensive. We had two lamb shanks and...More

Thank Staghunt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i'm nearly afraid to give this little gem a good rating as I may not be able to get a table next time! lovely staff,great food for brunch-home cooked simple fare.

1  Thank penny2Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we booked a meal at serendipity at short notice during a 3 day break in cork.it is situated directly opposite our hotel so we thought we would give it a try.so glad we did food was excellent.we had lamb shank so tender it was melting...More

3  Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have passed this restaurant a number of times and finally made it in for brunch at the weekend. There are tables indoors & outdoors but it was just that little bit too windy when we visited to sit outdoors. The chicken salad sandwich was...More

1  Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast here on 2 mornings. The weather was lovely, so we were able to sit outside. Very friendly service and nice food. Thank you

1  Thank GN&CB
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Delighted you enjoyed the fine weather on the Patio. Aideen Cafe Serendipity

Reviewed June 16, 2017

This is a gem of a restaurant. It is cozy and quaint. More like a bistro than a large scale restaurant. We felt at home as soon as we entered. Service is professional and friendly. The food is excellent across the board. Most days it...More

1  Thank EAC002
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

During the Cork leg of our Ireland vacation, we stayed at the River Lee. This is right across the street, and tired of hotel buffets from our previous stops, we ventured out. It's cute and we were seated and attended to promptly. However, our food...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Had a really lovely breakfast with friends on a Saturday morning. Great atmosphere, very friendly waiting staff, tasty food!

Thank Clionai
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Recently visited this lovely restaurant on recommendation of friends. Warm welcome from Pierre who immediately seated us. Great selection of starters of which we tried the chowder ( excellent), calamari ( delicious), smoked chicken ( excellent) followed by beautiful lamb shank and duck leg confit...More

2  Thank Barry M
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June 25, 2017|
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Response from Aideen C | Property representative |
Yes we do have a high Chair for Children
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Restaurant Details

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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
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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 21 241 0466
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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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