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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 683
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Irish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good place for coffee and buns. The cakes are great and the location is good - you can watch the world go by from the first floor or outside tables. It's not cheap but it's good value and with a few cents more.

Thank Somerset-jim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small and easy to pass by but worth searching out. We were amazed at the pastry. Took advantage of their coffee and pastry special but if we ever returned would just load up on pastry. Extra fun to sit outside and watch the local traffic.

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had coffee and pastries there recently. The place itself was quaint but a little tight for space. Sitting at the window on the first floor is nice view of Galway life going bye. The service was poor, the coffee was delivered...More

Thank Galjohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across Griffin's on a dreary July morning, Went upstairs for coffee and a raspberry scone. Place was packed. Soon found out why so many locals were in for coffee and cake. Good coffee, raspberry scone was enormous and delicious. Top place!

Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

n the middle of a busy shopping street near the church lies Griffins bakery. This bakery sells artisan breads with the sourdough being their speciality. In the back and upstairs they have several seating spaces where you can enjoy breakfast (all-day) and lunch. We seated...More

Thank MaxPeen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eggs clearly not cooked to order. Pancakes look like they've come out of a packet and sausages and rashers are of very poor quality. Did not enough our meal here unfortunately

Thank Leah O
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

We walked in to the shop it felt so friendly. The food was great. Will come again to galway and visit here.

Thank MagsDunedin
Reviewed June 6, 2017

We stumbled upon Griffins bleary eyed after an overnight flight without much sleep. We were pleasantly surprised to be welcomed into a cozy back room. We enjoyed great coffee, scones, and a breakfast sandwich. The staff was very courteous and prompt. This set such a...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Everything is so so fresh.. have visited every time I'm in Galway.. definitely worth a visit. Great selection & lovely seating area.

Thank KittyCatCork
Reviewed May 30, 2017

My two daughters and I went to Griffins on Sunday afternoon 28th May for coffee and cakes. It was a nice afternoon and the location is good so we sat outside. Both daughters are coeliac but they had no sweet options. However, we ordered coffees...More

Thank 129thailand
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 683
A breath of fresh air, that's what Griffins Tea Rooms on Shop Street Galway is. Griffin's is a family run Bakery founded in 1876, but with beautiful tearooms to the rear. Surround your self in traditional surroundings, Irish language and five generations of Griffins by real open fires and enjoy simple food at it's best. All the breads and soups are made in house .The menu is straight forward; sandwich, baps etc.. but all served on Griffin's own delicious home made breads. While enjoying your meal, one can watch and smell the food parade as piping hot bread and cakes are carried out to the shop past your very eyes. You just cant get fresher anywhere! Their award winning breads make such a difference to the sandwiches with a choice of Wheat, Rye, Mixed Grain, Italian, French and even Gluten free bread for Coeliac's. The friendly pleasant staff take charge, store your buggy for you , supply high stools and provide a very reasonably priced children's menu. The children can do colouring on the children's menu while awaiting their order .Half portions of most products is available with wickedly delicious half portions of Belgian hot chocolate.Going to the modern, spotless toilets was a pleasure and in particular that there are baby changing stations in both Female and Male toilets, a very rare thing these days. The smaller room "The Snug" is also noticably popular with breast feeding mothers where they can enjoy a coffee in privacy, warmth and comfort with their babies. Griffins is a must visit, conveniently located at the end of Shop Street Galway City . Further down Quay Street in Galway is the world famous Mc Donaghs Fish and chips, a must for familys on the go or those with a hankering for delicious fresh fish.Martines Winebar is just across the street and fabulous food there late into the night. If you cross the road at the end of Quay Street, you will find Tamirand Restaurant, another delight for parents with children. They offer fantastic Asian style cuisine &half price menu on everything.High chairs and colouring are provided , they even bring the children to the kitchen to make up their icecream desserts. Christine and the team there are fantastic.
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