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“How hard is it to get the basics right?”

Crotty's Coffee House
Ranked #13 of 13 Coffee & Tea in Kilkenny
Cuisines: Cafe, European
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“How hard is it to get the basics right?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

With Kilkenny full of coffee shops, you gotta be on the ball to compete. For a decent location, this place should be taking things more seriously.

It felt like a traditional cafe (the reason we chose it) - but when tradition turns to sitting on laurels, it all goes terribly wrong. The full Irish was microwaved (come on..), the Mustard Chicken Salad tasted of...nothing. Could not even taste the onion in the biteen of salad on the side. Even the brown bread was bland.

The atmosphere was a little chaotic - a bit like you walked in on your bachelor uncle trying to clean up his kitchen. A lot of mess, no method...and just a tad awkward. Very amateurish overall, and after giving them planty of chances, after my third visit back to the counter for more service items - I gave up the ghost. And this was after we cleaned the table ourselves.

If getting the basics right is too much of a stretch.......

  • Visited December 2013
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