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Walsh's Bakery and Coffee Shop

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Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21283
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Southern NH
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, right in the middle of the downtown in Clifden. Many wonderful fresh baked snacks to choose from as well as heartier fare like sandwiches, paninis and quiche among other things. Plenty of choices in tea and coffee as well.

Thank NH_Mom_4
cork ireland
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent selection of tempting treats to eat with good coffee while enjoying the view from the rear window.

Thank holidayseekers
Jacksonville, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bakery items, quiche, sandwiches - everything good. Very friendly & a good place to sit and have a cup of tea. A beautiful view out the large back window.

Thank jmwalsh
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a rainy day indulge in Walsh's. Donuts and Chocolate galore and wash it down with a nice cappuccino.

Thank Nudger007
Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is Clifden's one and only bakery. It offers not only soups, sandwiches, cakes and pastries, but fish and chips and a range of cooked meals, all at reasonable prices. It's bigger than it looks from the street. The tables at the back overlook the river. Good spot to sit and write a few postcards while you're waiting for your... More 

Thank bella_8888
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with family. Food was served hot and fresh. Excellent connemara coffee. Delicious cakes

Thank 68honey
Bordon, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Stayed down at Kylemore for 2 weeks and often came into Clifden. Each time we visited Clifden (5 or 6 times) we made a point of visiting Walsh's to buy some crusty rolls and cream cakes. A couple of times we also sat in and had something to eat. Food was always very good.

Thank Stephen S
Dublin, Ireland
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

i wouldn't normally have a bun with my coffee but the selection on display just begged to be eaten, so who am I to refuse? gorgeous little cheese cake with a great cappuccino, just what was needed after walking the coral beach in Carraroe

Thank tincan06
Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Great bakery/cafe with friendly employees and superfast service. Recommend if you are staying in the area (and have access to a kitchen) to purchase the Guinness stout and steak pies and take them back to your place and you will have dinner ready to go.

Thank Morank
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We stopped in both days we were in Clifden. While the greeting wasn't overwhelmingly warm either visit, we ordered in and was forced to carry out the second time. The shop closes at 6:00, and when we arrived at 5:30 the coffee machine was off and they were removing treats from the case. Our advice - go, but get there... More 

Thank H_Ferg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $12
Irish, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21283
Walsh’s Bakery is a 2nd generation family run bakery situated in the heart of Connemara, Clifden. The Walsh Family have been serving freshly baked goods since 1953 and for the past 60 years have been providing customers with the best bakery tastes and wonderfully friendly service. The Cake Shop offers craft breads, donuts, pastries and cakes for all occasions. Not in a rush? Why not sit and enjoy the panoramic views of Clifden Bay with one of the many aromatic gourmet coffees, handcrafted sandwiches, beautiful salads, or one of our unique sweet creations to make your visit to Clifden even more memorable.

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