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The Bookshelf Coffee House

78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 239 2576
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“scones” (30 reviews)
“porridge” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Hours
Irish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a days shopping I found this cosy little coffee house tucked away in the corner . It was great relaxing with a coffee and my book

Thank paulstobart7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly I was really looking forward to trying this cafe as I'd heard great things. Positives are the staff are lovely and the smashed avocado was delicious. Negatives are the cafe is not child friendly at all. There is no room for a buggy without...More

Thank Burketravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the bookshelf a few times now and always found it great... until today, I wanted a kids portion of scrambled egg to be told they didn't do kids portions but they would give me one egg scrambled but would "have" to charge...More

Thank 75Christina123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a little nice coffee place and found thus place by coincidence next to the library. We ordered double cortados and were asked about cup size and amount of milk. Great service and lots of locals. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank CSonTheGo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely coffee house! We were in need of an afternoon latte and lunch and so glad we found the Bookshelf Coffee House. My husband and I had these delicious and fresh sandwiches and my sons had these amazing scones - again very fresh....More

Thank yvr2010-06
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We were in search of great filtered coffee and we found it here at this friendly cafe. What was even better was the delicious pimped up porridge! You will not be disappointed!

Thank Susan B
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

A lovely spotless hidden gem in Tralee, where you can be assured of the freshest ingredients, professionally friendly service & a wonderful modern, cozy European ambiance. Don’t miss this one 😊 Kate Hanna

Thank Kate H
Reviewed August 3, 2018

The coffee is great and the staff are always really friendly! It's a really nice, cosy room and the breakfasts are yummy too.

Thank EmmettU2
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Love this coffee house! Excellent service and great value for money (coffee & scone €5!!). Location is ideal, excited to visit their second location at The Elysian once they open.

Thank EireExPat
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This was my second time here and I really enjoyed it here. I came for a coffee and to sit down and relax. I ended up ordering a raspberry and white chocolate scone and OMG it was so tasty. The atmosphere was great and the...More

Thank Julianne C
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Questions & Answers
August 19, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Paul O | Property representative |
Hey Kim, Thanks for contacting us, we offer a limited gluten free range. Our soups are gluten free and we do a gluten free cake range but unfortunately we do not offer gluten free sandwiches because there isn't enough... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 239 2576
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