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“(Hopefully) sunny spot for drinks and snacks” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Steam Coffee House

Steam Coffee House
Ranked #2 of 4 Coffee & Tea in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Healthy, Irish, European, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Coventry, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“(Hopefully) sunny spot for drinks and snacks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

I stopped here for a cappucino. It's only a few minutes away from the main streets of Clifden in the Station House Hotel complex and right next to a few boutiques and a small museum. I spent an hour or so writing postcards and sipping cappucino outside the cafe and it was the perfect place to choose. The prices are reasonable, staff were friendly and helpful and there is ample seating inside and outside.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
1 review
“Great coffee & pancakes...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Off the beaten track in the rail yard behind the Station House Hotel is this wonderful, unassuming little cafe, staffed by lovely, friendly people. Great coffee, cappuchinos particularly, big mugs of it. They do wonderful breakfast. My mum loved their pancakes while I really enjoyed their bagels with ham and cheese, served with relish. And if the weather is good, seating is available outside. We liked it so much that we had breakfast nearly every day for a week. And, ladies, check out the neighbouring boutiques....

Visited August 2012
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Sterling, Virginia
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127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Luv the Steam Coffee House :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Brilliant place in Clifden, central to the Station House square. Surrounded by nearby shops, the theater and the museum.

We stopped in everyday for lunch, dessert and either coffee, hot chocolate or hot tea. It was our daily treat. Sit cozy indoors, outdoors with lovely flower planters about or upstairs with nice views overlooking the square - we did all three.

The salads are beautiful here with specialty items added that I really appreciated finding in such a small village. Items like Carmelized walnuts, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds etc. The owners go to bits adding small details like these that make all the difference. Bravo to the salads and homemade delicious and unique soups. Next are the desserts ... Wow. There was a raspberry merengue roulade there that was just heaven on a plate. So light and tender. Then a wonderful lemon tart. Another day they offered chocolate pavlova ..... with a bit of creamy topping on the side ..... Way way way over the top and so wonderfully received by dessert cravers like us.

Now to the coffees ... World class I say. After being sleepy with effects of jet lag, these handcrafted coffees set us right and perked us up. Bravo to the beautiful coffees - you know you're onto something when you find yourself photographing your coffee to remember it because it is that perfect.

I would have to say this is our new favorite coffee & lunch spot in Clifden. I should mention they also have breakfast.

The moment we return, we are headed straight to the Steam Coffee House.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Latte In Ireland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

So, you know how every SPAR store has that little latte-cappucino-americano machine which spits out the same drink no matter what you choose? Well, we thought, being from Seattle, that we would never taste good coffee after 10 days of that. This coffee shop, however, proved us wrong. Their lattes even have the steamed milk designs, thats how serious these baristas are. We found this on our last day in Ireland, which means, we have to come BACK!

Visited September 2011
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome coffee and food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

On a recent family vacation to Clifden, we were looking for a local spot that serves breakfast and good coffee. Steam Coffee House fit the bill perfectly. The coffee is fantastic and the food is simple but great. The owners are so friendly and recognized us every time we visited.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fiascosf
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