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Review of Caffe Formenti - CLOSED

Caffe Formenti
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 17, 2013

I visited this place for the first time and probably the last. Service hopeless, atmosphere quite strange (unhappy chef / owner, which can be heard from the kitchen), the only thing that is positive in this restaurant is the food.

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Thank Jayne O
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

everything on the menu is made with love and care from the owners richard and christina
who also engage with the cusomers freqently making you feel welcome.
the staff of waitresses also are fast and efficient in their work. best coffees in carlow and also the best steaks in all of carlow. when you enter you will be welcomed in to local art works adorning the walls and the sounds of friends and familys enjoying their stay. it is also a popular spot for musicians, singer songwiters and film makers. the feeling of ease and comfort never leave your mind.
cafe formentti is also host to some open mic sessions from time to time which bring in a selection of great singer-songwriters,musicians, poets and storytellers.
with great food, great service, an great company you will be coming back again and again. promise!!!

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Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This restaurant is a prize find. Best food in Carlow town by far. Lunches are superb - terrific for a tasty lunch, quick coffee and scone or a lazy long and delicious breakfast.Lovely relaxed friendly atmsophere.If you want to dine in Carlow town look no further.

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1  Thank 31jd1999
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

I have enjoyed many wonderful meals plus music nights in Formenti and I have never been disappointed with either. I suggested it as a venue for a staff night out and it was a real winner! My colleagues all agreed it was the best night out we ever had. We had scrumptious food, delicious wine and wonderful service. We sang songs and played music to our hearts' delight and were totally relaxed and at ease in the pleasant surroundings.

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Thank Grania G
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

I've been a regular at Cafe Formenti for several years now.
It's everything a great cafe should be. Start with the best coffee in Carlow and then have one of the delicious daily specials, cooked and served with love and care by Rich and Christina Fenner and their friendly staff.
It's a great place to hang out, with ever changing art and photo exhibits and a choice selection of low key gigs on the weekends. The vibe is relaxed and informal and the food is top notch. They have recently revamped the decor and it looks as great as it tastes !

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1  Thank davidwesleyayers
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