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“Over Rated Coffee Shop”
Review of Arabica

Arabica
Ranked #11 of 21 Coffee & Tea in Limerick
Cuisines: Cafe, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Limerick, Ireland
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Over Rated Coffee Shop”
Reviewed November 27, 2011

This is a coffee shop, not a restaurant! it seems too be good at knocking our the mochachino's and the skinny lattes, but after that it's pretty common! It's got a small following of people that work in the vicinity of the coffee shop, so this is where I suspec the misleading reviews come from. If you want a good coffee in Limerick, there are certainly others worthy of your money.

Visited October 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Limerick, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A gem in the city!!”
Reviewed September 7, 2011

Frank and Co @ Arabica brighten up every morning and afternoon with an amazing vanilla latte .The Food Coffee and general atmosphere is always fantastic.The best coffee in Limerick and Ireland and extremely good value.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank shelosullivan
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Orange County
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Enjoy a cup of tea with the movers an shakers of Limerick.”
Reviewed September 6, 2011

Offers free wifi, in store printing along with great food and service. A great place to enjoy tea or lunch with the movers and shakers of Limerick.

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Thank kuiethiker
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“nothing to shout about”
Reviewed August 24, 2011

I've been here numerous times, a.) because I appreciate decent coffee and b.) because it's usually not packed so makes it easy to actually speak to someone over lunch. The coffee, despite what people say on here, is a bit 'meh' for me, granted the artwork is pretty cool but it just seems like regular coffee to me, with no great characteristics.

As another poster said, the food isn't cheap and it can get very squashed at times. I find the owner a bit standoff-ish when I go in, maybe because I'm about the same age perhaps? When I order my coffee all I get is "is that to go?" - I have yet to be asked if it was "for here". He seems to have great banter with everyone else, from taxi drivers to bankers, but I've never been on the receiving end.

Great credit due to the owner all the same, and he must be doing something right!

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank failte89
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food and the best coffee in town”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

We were visiting on a family trip and wanted to go to a nice place to eat that was not to expensive. We stopped in for a coffee and liked the menu and stayed for lunch. Great fresh food and the service was excellent. This is the best coffee shop food i have had in a long time! Just an FYI this is not a Michelin star restaurant but the food is Fab!..

  • Visited August 2011
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