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Cafe Rua

Cafe Rua New Antrim Street, Castlebar, Ireland
+353 94 902 3376
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cafe Rua New Antrim Street, Castlebar, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was excellent. But the waiting staff were cold and brusque. Left waiting at counter while customer behind me paid her bill before me. Staff in deli downstairs friendlier, helpful, especially the young enthusiastic trainee. Takeaway vegan salad delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank doloresireland2016
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Fresh, unusual, and filling - this cafe in Castlebar was so much better than similar places in Dublin. They were changing over from breakfast to lunch when we arrived so were apologetic about the slow service, but I expect it was fine otherwise. Numerous good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kalpana S
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a regular spot for my coffee (which is my favorite coffee in Castlebar). So while everything is good here, it can be a bit pricey but then, you are paying for what you get. There are lots of healthy and organic food options...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 238trishk
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The food here is really good. All home made. No great options for gluten free though unfortunately, just salad..... though it was very tasty. This place is very expensive though. Not really child (Or man) friendly. It's a type of "ladies lunch" restaurant. Very clean....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Katemape
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Menu would not be out of place in Manhattan , really good ...eat here twice during our stay as out hotel food was inedible , had Achill Island smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and there was a French toast order also - we had chicken...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank leo20115
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We got the sense of a real welcome when I walked into what we first thought was just a deli. There were plenty baked goods and jars of interesting looking sauces, jams etc. on quaint old fashioned display cases. Then, to my delight, we found...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Ken O
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Having heard great reviews I was looking forward to trying out this cafe but unfortunately was left disappointed. Good coffee and pleasant staff but the food was a let down. I ordered the ‘French Toast with Crispy Bacon’ and while the portions are generous the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lmohc
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Regularly visit for breakfast or lunch with family and friends. Id recommend the chicken crostini for lunch. Good coffee and good service. Lots of choice for breakfast and family regular have the veggie option too, My only gripe is they advertise Heinz ketchup on their...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Local-John87
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely tuna and egg salad. Coffee was great. The staff are friendly and professional and the place is clean. Would recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Georse
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We are regular customers of Cafe Rua. We both had fish cakes and a pasta salad side. Fish cakes were huge crispy balls, and were very good. The salad they were served with had delicious pickled onions. They present simple food deliciously, and I always...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MBPG2011
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cafe Rua New Antrim Street, Castlebar, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Castlebar
  • Phone Number: +353 94 902 3376
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