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Cafe Serendipity

#30 of 475 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 2410466
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I brought my GF here recently for a breakfast, it was terrible. The staff were all over the place and the food was dismal. I'd give this place a skip!

1 Thank NaomhPadraig2020
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here two mornings running as it was opposite our hotel and the food was lovely. I twice had French toast with bacon and syrup and it was really good. The place was fairly busy and staff were industrious, efficient and friendly. I think they deserve to be full.

2 Thank Pru J
Tel Aviv, Israel
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is located just across the street from the Lee River hotel. Very nice place for breakfast - at least that was my experience. The service is good, the area is nice and friendly and the food is OK. I ordered eggs Benedict and it was over cooked, the latte was too boiling hot. Besides that everything was fine.

1 Thank Hottiekottie
Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the full Irish breakfast, eggs Benedict, and French toast. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was lovely.

1 Thank Fire_Worx
Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for brunch. It was quiet, but definitely seemed to have some 'regulars' coming in and out for coffee and breakfast. The service was friendly, but the food was just okay-- we got a salad and a sandwich.

1 Thank Katie F
Ballina, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic cafe. Three courses of gourmet food for €23 extraordinary good vale. 12 of us had dinner together and every meal was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. I had the carpaccio to start followed by pan fried hake which eas perfect with a lemon and dill sauce I can only describe as nectar from some food heaven. The creme brule... More 

3 Thank Leonard L
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely coffee and scone which went down a treat. I thought the cafe was beautifully decorated and I really felt I could of stayed all morning.

1 Thank Houghy87
Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Our concierge pointed us to Serendipity for breakfast one morning. The patio seating is fabulous - like sitting in a little greenhouse! I had the eggs Benedict, and it was delightful. Definitely a great spot for breakfast/brunch.

1 Thank Ashley S
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I ate here with friends recently and it was really fab. We all had a variety of breakfasts and everyone really enjoyed them. There was a lovely variety of choices and the food was delivered promptly. Staff were friendly too. Highly recommend.

1 Thank deekk
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I've started eating lunch here. I have passed this cafe so many times and never stopped for some reason. I was told to try it and I was not disappointed. It has a cute back area that has a retractable roof. It's a hidden gem really. There is a great lunch menu that has a wide variety. Ranging from brunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Irish, Cafe, European, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?