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Pennefeather Cafe

10 High Street, Kilkenny 001001, Ireland
+353 56 776 4063
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good36%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (11 reviews)
“pavlova” (2 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
10 High Street, Kilkenny 001001, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visit this cute cafe as often as I can. I ate here last thursday with my Mother. I got a chicken pannini and my Mam the lasagne. Lovely food and great value. Luckily we got a window seat and had nice view. Our waitress...More

Thank katiemhurchu
CelineE50, Owner at Pennefeather Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for that lovely review, Ellen will be delighted too.

Reviewed 1 week ago

When we went in to this unassuming cafe, above a lovely bookshop, I was surprised to see a sign that they'd won the best Breakfast in Ireland on a radio station competition. . . . It wasn't a lie. Great food AND free top-up of...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant ,simple food served with a smile .good service comes as natural to all the staff ,very well done to you all .

Thank Anne M
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

I go here quite often for lunch and really enjoy it. They have loads of healthy options and service is always very efficient. The staff are lovely to deal with particularly the male member of staff who I assume is the manager / owner

Thank DeniseLaurenIreland
CelineE50, Owner at Pennefeather Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for lovely review

Reviewed June 20, 2017

Located above the Kilkenny Book Center is a cozy cafe with friendly wait staff, fast service and excellent choices. We can highly recommend the soup, veggie sandwich on a toasted roll and a delicious carrot cake with a hot Latte. You won't be disappointed.

Thank esmirelda
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

This cafe is on the second floor of a bookshop. The girls serving us were really kind and made sure we were being served properly. The only thing that failed , was the fact that there were no mushrooms available, and all the options for...More

Thank Eduarda F
CelineE50, Owner at Pennefeather Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Thanks for feedback ,we will adress the mushroom issue .Celine

Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Really great spot with excellent choice on lunch menu, staff very friendly and service was very quick. Will be back again because great value for money for quailty food

Thank subzer270
CelineE50, Owner at Pennefeather Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Thanks for that positive review, much appreciated.

Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

This is upstairs from a book shop(no lift) and I love it. It's really tasty homemade food. You can select from the menu or it also has daily specials. There are also jars and bottles of there own popular dressings and sauces for sale, my...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Their scones are the best. I also love the breakfast bap but it's the coffee that keeps me coming back every time. The staff are always friendly. Thanks

Thank Anne M
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Great choice with very friendly staff. I would highly recommend this place for lunch. .

Thank katiekilkenny14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 High Street, Kilkenny 001001, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 4063
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When hunger calls, pop in to Pennefeather for a quick snack or something more substantial. Pennefeather Cafe is located over the Book Centre on the High Street in the heart of Kilkenny City and is popular with locals and tourists alike thanks to its great variety, quality and service. We have a large selection of freshly baked goodies on offer, from cookies and cream cakes to breads and scones. There are several savoury options to choose from too with soups, sandwiches, salads, lasagne, quiche and vol-au-vents to name a few. Specials are available daily and include the likes of warm goat's cheese salad. If you are in need of a boost, try one of their freshly ground Java Republic coffees, or a healthy boost from their full smoothie menu. The menu also caters for special dietary needs including vegetarian, gluten intolerance and low calorie. Pennefeather Cafe is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday with the full breakfast menu running from 9am to 12pm. Table service is top class and you can avail of free Wi-Fi while the friendly staff tends to your needs. A take-away menu and outside catering service are also available.
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