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Main Street, Lismore, Ireland
+353 58 72979
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Good old fashioned home baked ham, the "good China" from grannies parlour and staff that couldn't be nicer. You need to know no other cafe in Lismore!!!

Thank Mick O
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Stopped with elderly father who has difficulty walking and has altzhimers and the first thing I have to say about the staff here was that he was greeted as though he was the only person they wanted to see that day, with a smile and guided to the best seat in the cafe, I loved that the lady spoke to... More 

Thank MrsSmiley
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch here. The soup was amazing. The woman who runs the café, Claire told us some stories of her life and the village that were captivating. So glad we stopped by!!

Thank acstarr
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This cafe will bring you some memories from your old grand ma or grand ma. The owners are so friendly that you would like to stay for an entire day! The food is normal, not the best I got in my life but good. We had a long chat with the 2 women working there and it was nice, talking... More 

Thank Clément I
South East England, United Kingdom
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237 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Very friendly and obliging staff ; THE most delicious ham sandwiches complete with coleslaw, salad etc. But... The cakes are such a disappointment ! Stodgy, somewhat stale and a bit tasteless. Get the desserts right and this place could be a hit.

Thank nauj63
Dundalk, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

Nice and friendly staff perfect for a small bite or to grab a coffee. i would highly recommend it i will return

Thank shann0nc89
Balbriggan, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

Visiting Lismore to see the Castle and gardens we had Lunch in the Rustic Cafe because we liked the look of the place from outside, It looked interesting and different and it turned out to be just that. We went in and were greeted by, as it turned out, the owner with a warm welcome. We placed our order for... More 

Thank John K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

Not a bad spot if you're not too fussy. The staff are really warm and welcoming but the food is a little heavy in terms of butter or dressing and salad cream.

Thank Mick W
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

We arrived in Lismore on a Sunday afternoon to find that many places were shut. We were not disappointed in finding this quirky cafe though! It was the genuine article & reminded me of childhood visits to Ireland. Good home cooking/presentation, great craic with the staff & tasty sangwidges too. tea served in mismatching china cups from a large china... More 

1 Thank Teresa C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love the Rustic Café in Lismore and have lunch there at least twice weekly with my colleagues. Claire the owner always has a chat with her guests and there's a friendly quirky ambience to the diner style cafe. The staff are always friendly whether it's Margo or Jackie on duty, and the service is excellent and great value for... More 

3 Thank Catherine R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Irish
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Lismore, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +353 58 72979

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?