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The Hungry Monk Cafe

Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
+353 85 116 1143
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (107 reviews)
“scones” (45 reviews)
“salad” (45 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

This place is great for a coffee and dessert or for a super lunch sandwich. The menu is brief but contains something for everyone.

2  Thank Pubcrawler650
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This restaurant is very small with limited seating. The day I visited, it was packed and people were waiting in the street for 20+ minutes for seats. Service was brusque bordering on rude. Coffee came quickly but the food (a couple of bagels with smoked...More

2  Thank Laene
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just returned from our 4 night honeymoon at Ashford Castle and we found the Hungry Monk to be one of the local gems! The food was delicious and with gluten friendly options - a great perk for those who are sensitive...More

1  Thank LizzieV19375
Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Hungry Monk is a lovely café. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food is really good. A nice range and really excellent sweets. Very reasonably priced and relaxing atmosphere. There is also free wifi in the café, as well as a book...More

1  Thank Lindsey H
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We arrived in Cong Co. Mayo, after driving through from Galway, ready for a light lunch. The Hungry Monk was simple, clean, welcoming and inexpensive and we had an enjoyable meal. We had wondered where we would park the camper, we were lucky at this...More

4  Thank prat2007chett
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We wanted an inexpensive, light lunch before checking into Ashford Castle, and the Hungry Monk fit the bill. This is a simple place, with a few tables, serving coffee, breakfast breads, soup, sandwiches and salads. I had the potato/spinach soup, and it was excellent. I...More

2  Thank Gatorgolfer
Reviewed September 13, 2013

The daily special of crab salad was delicious as was the pureed vegetable soup. The staff was very friendly.

1  Thank GigiHouston
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Good selection of desserts (including delicious rhubarb pie) for 4-5 euros. Free wifi which I used to post this review because I didn't have to ask for the code. Pleasant girl allowed us to stay a while and relax after closing up time.

1  Thank Helena V
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Just on a little explore around Cong with our family of 6 and were looking for a relaxing snack. This perfectly suited this and we definitely got our moneys worth with the portion size and he tremendous quality. Friendly staff, peaceful atmosphere and lovely food....More

1  Thank GweniePea
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We all got to Cong earlier than expected so we decided to get lunch before going to check in at Ashford Castle. Stopped in at the Hungry Monk. We all enjoyed or lunch...soup of the day was my favorite.

Thank mkewest
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Diane E
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March 20, 2015|
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Response from HungryMonk20142014 | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for your query. You can just show up or just to be sure of a table, pop in to us just before your tour. We are a couple of doors down from the museum.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 85 116 1143
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