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Crawford Gallery Cafe

#128 of 480 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Crawford Art Gallery Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
(021) 4274415
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Out of convenience we decided to have lunch at the Cafe on a recent gallery visit. Well talk about a surprise - a very pleasant one at that. First surprise was to find Devilled Kidneys on the menu - any menu theses days! Second surprise: they were cooked to perfection and the sauce pleasantly 'hot' - sourdough toast perfect accompaniment... More 

Thank BWCart
Hewlett, New York
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had, up until my visit to this Cafe, been generally disappointed with Ireland's culinary offerings. However, the food in this little cafe absolutely sang. The spinach and cheese crepe was fabulous and the accompanying salad dressed to perfection. I was in heaven.

Thank Marianne V
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for breakfast today after a couple of years absence from this cafe to discover not only are the eggs still over cooked but coffee was really bad. Within minutes of receiving food we were asked if all ok so had not checked the eggs (poached) so were unaware they were over cooked however while first coffee tasted 'stewed' the... More 

Thank Yvonne C
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the roasted marrow bones with parsley and caper salad and it was delicious. The marrow was delicious slathered on toasted sourdough, and garnished with the parsley caper salad topped with a sprinkle of sea salt. Lovely combination nicely presented. Staff was friendly and service very good. Lovely setting and a pleasant place to dine on a dreary day after... More 

Thank MTS13
Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

my favorite thing to do in cork city is come here to have coffee and carrot cake. sometimes I come on my own. sometimes I come with friends. anytime I come here I always feel so at home. incredible atmosphere and surroundings. the food here is also great with the best local produce available always served beautifully and with an... More 

Thank Julia C
Cork, Ireland
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

I really enjoyed this brunch I had a few weeks back. The staff and the food are really nice, Ideal for couples on a spree in Cork

Thank Ciaran1976
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Recently had an amazing crab linguini which I devoured and only very grudgingly offered others a taste. The food is great, the cakes are delicious (if you have room left!), and their GreenBean coffee is a perfect finisher. Often pop in for tea and cake with friends, it is an excellent place to chat for an hour.

Thank Lucy J
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been to this cafe in years, but my sister and I went for lunch following a recommendation from our parents. I don't know why I waited so long to return - we had such a lovely experience. The wait staff were efficient and kind. Most tables were occupied. It's lovely to escape from the busy shopping streets and... More 

Thank Kate V
County Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Went here recently with a friend and what a surprise, living in cork all my life and it was first visit and defo won't be my last. The staff were lovely and very encouraging on trying things on the menu. Had a real nice yummy pasta dish with crab, followed by the nicest freshest lemon cake with a lovely coffee.... More 

Thank daisy878
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here on several occasions in the past and always liked the food. I hadn't been for quite a while and so popped in for a late lunch recently. I was very disappointed with the food and service. I ordered a crab, chilli and coriander tagliatelle and to say I was disappointed, is putting it mildly. It came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crawford Art Gallery Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighborhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: (021) 4274415

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?