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“Best falafel wrap ever!”

Bookstop Vegetarian Cafe.
Ranked #16 of 56 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Description: The Bookstop Cafe is a bookshop with a great Vegetarian cafe offering sumptuous Raw, Vegan and Vegetarian Meals, Soup, Salads and Cakes/Cookies/Snacks (All Healthy!!) organic as much as we can, all made with love and care. As well as our coffees and teas, hot chocolates and healthy cold drinks. We are part of the Bridge Street Coop, which runs the whole-food shop as well as the Bookstop Cafe. We are a Workers Co-operative and proud of it!! While enjoying our tasty meals, grab the chance to browse our wealth of second hand and new books or just soak in the brilliant atmosphere while being surrounded by books and people, feeling well looked after and cared for by all of us. Tell us if you have special dietary needs and we'll do our utmost best to meet them. See you at ours! :)
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Description: The Bookstop Cafe is a bookshop with a great Vegetarian cafe offering sumptuous Raw, Vegan and Vegetarian Meals, Soup, Salads and Cakes/Cookies/Snacks (All Healthy!!) organic as much as we can, all made with love and care. As well as our coffees and teas, hot chocolates and healthy cold drinks. We are part of the Bridge Street Coop, which runs the whole-food shop as well as the Bookstop Cafe. We are a Workers Co-operative and proud of it!! While enjoying our tasty meals, grab the chance to browse our wealth of second hand and new books or just soak in the brilliant atmosphere while being surrounded by books and people, feeling well looked after and cared for by all of us. Tell us if you have special dietary needs and we'll do our utmost best to meet them. See you at ours! :)
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Had potato and leek soup and shared a falafel wrap - was sorry I didn't just get the wrap for myself! Food was lovely and nice relaxed vibe - was delighted to have come across this gem in Kenmare

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3  Thank Karen O
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

My 3rd visit and every time has been wonderful, fresh tasty healthy food, love lunch deals here. Highly recommend it.

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2  Thank corkca21
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Bookstop Cafe Kenmare took us right back to North Eastern USA... Burlington Vermont perhaps? -Situated downtown, near a babbling brook, on a walking street near the Heritage Centre, this place is a heaven for anyone who appreciates clean cooking, local cheeses and organic produce. We wanted to load up on carbs after a mountain bicycle. Chef Olga's cooking did the trick: we had tofu bites with fresh salad, beets and seeds (served with homemade pita/ chapati). Desserts looked great, would have come back later, but they close at 5pm. There was good variey of tea served in colourful pots ...though the coffee had by one in the party may needed some work! In fact, beyond the Vermont vibe we detected a definite Indian one?? --- The walls are lined with 'previously loved books', some very clever/classic selections are available at mere E3- each. As representatives of the 'elder' generation, we would request the overall lighting scheme be improved. More direct spots please! We could just barely handle reading the daily menu, lit by the fluorescent overhead light in the kitchen area, but once in the stacks, we could not decypher our Trevor from Tennyson.

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2  Thank rouvak2013
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

I ate here twice, and I only regret that I didn't have lunch here every day that I stayed in Kenmare. The first time I had a flat bread with brie and beetroot and the most delicious salad. On the second occasion we had a fiver Friday special, a quinoa and vegetable bake which kept us going for hours. We also brought away some books, including one from the 1960s on the treasures of the Iraqi Museum, many of which have been destroyed in recent years. Excellent and imaginative cooking and the best ingredients makes the Bookstop a must-visit when in Kenmare.

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3  Thank GlendaDublin
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

On our recent visit to the South West of Ireland we came across a little gem ,it was a book shop , and it also served up the most delicious vegetarian and dairy free food. As my husband has a severe dairy allergy it was such a delight to find some where he could eat with no problem. Our lunch was made up of a delicious Fallafel with a refreshing salad, with a lovely tahini dip, followed by an beautifully light Apricot Mousse ( which was a little like a cheese cake to look at, without the cheese) beautiful, while in had a piece of moist Spanish Orange cake, and to top it all off my husband was able to by the complete works of James Joyce ( new ) for 10 Euros. Most of the second hand books were priced at an affordable 3 Euro, what more can you ask for books food and a friendly atmosphere. Another thing that impressed me was the fact that the owner was willing to share her recipes, and discuss food with customers. If you visit be sure the scones , they're good too

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4  Thank Mila H
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