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“Great for breakfast in Cork city”

Crawford Gallery Cafe
Ranked #136 of 645 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centre
Cork, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great for breakfast in Cork city”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Great spot to meet friends for coffee or breakfast. Scones are great and coffee refills are free. Very unique building situated just around the corner from the Opera House. It is well worth a visit.
Bathroom is right on the top floor so my advise is to take the lift.

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Tramore, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Had a delicious lunch here with a good choice on menu. It was very busy on the day at it was at the height of the lunch time trade but after a very short wait we were seated and promptly attended to. We opted for a vegetarian dish which was more than adequate. A wine list is available. There was a great buzz about the place and frequented by locals who it seems on enquiring return several times a week. Location in the centre of Cork city beside the Opera House is perfect.

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Thank Peskypilgrim
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cork
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“very disappointed..”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

been living in cork for ages and had not been to the crawford cafe until the other day.
I was so disappointed.
My friend and I both had a seafood salad.
It was awful.
The fish was bitty and saturated in a sweet chili sauce (in the bottom of a bowl).
The salad leaves were equally wet as was the cucumber. There were a few potato wedges mixed with the seafood - also wet. Then there were deep fat fried potato skin shavings sprinkled on top - why??? Horrid.
The best things was the service and the slice of complimentary brown bread.

A seafood salad is something that should not be messed with. If your gonna use seafood, one should be able to see it for what it is - not have it smothered in a sauce.. that also makes me suspicious about the quality.

I would have happily paid €13.95 for this, had it been nice.

So disappointed.

Also, a very formal atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank jessabells
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Cork
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“great breakfast”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

The Crawford is understated yet elegant. Its a great place to have breakfast with friends on a Saturday morning. Get tehre early though.... its very popular. Staff are friendly and efficent and the food is locallly sourced, simply cooked and vey tasty

Visited April 2012
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Thank Mary R
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Basel, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Good Cafe in Cork”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

It's hard to find a nice quiet place with good quality in Cork these days. But the Crawford is a great choice. Good food, nice selection, nice atmosphere.

When it's not too busy this is a great place to sit down and enjoy a light meal or coffee and a cake.

  • Visited October 2011
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