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Cafe Serendipity

#22 of 502 Restaurants in Cork
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 2410466
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Dining options: Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Thursday to...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Innovatinve meals

I have been here 3 times, each time the food seems to be better than the previous. Broad menu for vegetarians

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
ald94
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I have visited Serendipity on a couple of occasions. On my most recent visit I had poached eggs on toast. It was a disappointing meal; the water hadn't been drained from the eggs properly and pooled on the toast. Also, there was only one slice of toast for two eggs which I thought was a bit mean. I was in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I have been here 3 times, each time the food seems to be better than the previous. Broad menu for vegetarians

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2 Thank ald94
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I went here after getting results in an emam and was very hungry. We were welcomed so kindly by the staff and seated straight away. The staff were very hostile and tended to our every need, offering drinks while we waited and making sure everywhere around us was clean! I ordered the chicken curry and naan bread with Indian styled... More 

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1 Thank Amy O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Great little cafe/restaurant on the western road, food was very well presented and well prepared, second time there and definitely a keeper,

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Thank Ollie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We had the full Irish breakfast and it was outstanding. The black and white pudding were delicious, not to mention the sausages! Piping hot too which makes a great change. Service excellent and faster than we expected. It looks very small from outside but there are plenty of tables.

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1 Thank Julie B
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food, great ambience, friendly staff, relaxed and homely atmosphere. Have recommended to friends .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Myself & my wife were staying in The River Lee Hotel just across the road and tried to get a table here on Saturday 14 Nov but my wife was told it was fully booked. So we came over for breakfast on Sunday morning. There was three staff working. Older woman ( not the friendliest) young girl & lad both... More 

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1 Thank JonK001
Cork, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

I was very disappointed with the hostile response got when I asked if my mobile or cellphone could be plugged in to charge it. Sent an email expresting my disappointment and requesting to be engaged with in a respectful and courteous way. Got No reply

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Thank JayThomasFlavin
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

A lovely spot to have a coffee and scone and chill out. Situated by the River Lee its really nice to sit out in the summertime.

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2 Thank John M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We went for breakfast after a big dinner the night before, so I wasn't overly hungry. I had a lavender scone for the first time ever and it was amazing! Orange juice was lovely too. Will definitely be back

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?