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A cosy and quaint Tea Room in the heart of Cork City serving wholesome breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and a selection of home baked goods.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Irish, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little tea room. We had the traditional irish breakfast which was delicious. The lady explained they were short handed but we really couldn't tell. It was a great experience.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best breakfast place in Cork city. We had breakfast here three times and everytime we were impressed. Cosy atmosphere, delicious food(got full Irish and eggs Benni)yum!!! Coffee was awesome and also their baked treats were great!!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The veggie breakfast here is delicious with amazing fresh bread !! The atmosphere is nice and cosy with great service. My dad had the Irish breakfast which looked great and there was no more food on the plate for food. It’s a must to come...here !!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

This was a great find in the centre of the city. Lovely cheerful staff who managed even better busy times effortlessly. Went for breakfast and the granola; the eggs; the scones and the homemade coconut sponge - divine. Even the tea was good. Went there...both days for breakfastMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022

We enjoyed out breakfast at Tara’s Tea Room, a short walk from our hotel (Hotel Issacs). Very charming interior and delicious menu. Terrific service, too.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022

We enjoyed this little place very much! It was very quaint with sweet decor and teas and tea things for purchase. The special touches of the unique serveware made it a special experience!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

Eggs Royale is one of the great classic menu items and this quintessential breakfast or brunch dish is always and ever a treat. The smoked salmon pairs beautifully with the velvety smooth hollandaise sauce and when the eggs are poached properly the end result is...vintage dining out. Dix sur Dix to the kitchen staff here, they got it just right and elevated a 'simple' dish to something an accomplished DIY home chef could rarely hope to achieve. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience on the revitalised MacCurtain Street. Staff are courteous and friendly and the management pricing policy is fair and reasonable.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Sunday breakfast - brilliant!walked in and they were rammed. But the lovely guy took my number and said he would call me when a table of 4 available. 30mins later, sure enough he called and we returned. Fantastic breakfast and this place is clearly a...local hotspot! Just what we needed to round off a great weekend in corkMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 23, 2022

I've been here a few times here over the last year. Beautiful homely decor (some chairs can do with better seating surfaces) and a good nutritious menu with value-for-money. Especially, one of the only good places left that serves all-day breakfast in the city (Cork...& Fork (Comix) used to be my go-to until they recently hiked prices and stopped serving all-day breakfast). Please do visit at least once and preferably on days when the owner is/are in, (they offer good customer service unlike a couple of serving staff). A wide selection of cosy seating areas to choose from and I love admiring the wall art of teacups and saucers and the terrariums on display. A small nook for the book lovers at the back. Pretty, well-mantained and cute bathroom. A great place for meeting with friends and is very family-friendly.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed February 27, 2022 via mobile

Popped in here twice over a long weekend. Lovely brunch the first day and for a scone and coffee the last day. Cute, cosy decor and very friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 20, 2021

Just wonderful. A labour of love by the owner(s) surely as everywhere you look you will see complete attention to detail, with the decor, the service most importantly the food. We had a very delicious breakfast here. Produce was so fresh, so well cooked and...so well presented.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

Visited this morning to get breakfast for the family. The food was delicious and very well priced. My son had the pancakes and they added some complimentary granola as he couldn’t decide. All made fresh on site too. Both my wife’s and my breakfast were...great and the service was perfect I definitely recommend this placeMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

Such a lovely place to have breakfast or tea. The scones were great. We also had scrambled eggs and they were delicious. We loved the little tea cups and plates. Staff was also great. Hermoso lugar para tomar el té o desayunar. Nosotros comimos scones...y huevos revueltos, estuvo todo espectacular. Amamos los platos y tacitas. Hermoso. El servicio también es muy bueno.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021

Whilst on a day trip to Cork, we looked up places we could have afternoon tea and this was the first one that came up and it was easy to see why its clearly so popular: the staff were very lovely and friendly and the...afternoon tea we had was really nice and good value. Definitely recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Wonderful food friendly atmosphere. Very efficient good service. Looking forward to visit in again when I return to cork

Date of visit: July 2021
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If you,re lucky you might get a parking space in mcCurtain street where Tara’s tea rooms are but if not drive around the corner and turn right up Patrick’s quay and there are two car parks where one actually exits onto... More
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Yes, Tara's Tea Room offers takeout services.

Tara's Tea Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5