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“Local excellence”
Review of Kalbos Cafe

Kalbos Cafe
Ranked #6 of 28 Restaurants in Skibbereen
Cuisines: Irish, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: award winning cafe situated in the heart of Skibbereen town. serving breakfast & lunch using the best of West Cork produce and agreat selection of cakes & desserts all baked on site.
Sherwood Park
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Local excellence”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

I happened upon this cafe while wandering town, and feel truly fortunate to have experienced the food and people. As mentioned, it was nice to see a list of local ingredient suppliers on the wall. My open-faced chicken and Brie sandwich on their own bread was simply gorgeous. The salad was fresh, and with a delicious dressing. Though I scarcely had room, the brownie looked too good to pass up, and it was. Service was friendly and prompt during my meal, and afterward they provided an alternate route option for me to enjoy more of West Cork on my way back to the airport, complete with map. Thank you, ladies!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank ElleBo13
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English first
Messini, Greece
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A first for me!”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Kalbo's café is the first restaurant in which I have seen a chalkboard informing customers of the source of the various foods served within. On my first, and thus far only, visit I had coffee and a slice of wonderfully light and delicious crumble with cream but the lunch menu looked so interesting that I shall make a point of returning there at some time before I leave the area to sample it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank John496
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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858 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
“A Mellow Place”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

On a windy and rainy afternoon, we were passing through this old town. On TA's suggestion, we stopped by for lunch. Ten or fifteen minutes later there wasn't an any empty table. The place is quite modest, but there is a genuine striving for quality food at reasonable prices. Service was gracious and fast. With a city parking lot scarcely a block away, this is a convenient location for a quick and decent meal. After a big Irish breakfast there wasn't room for dessert, but the selection in the display case looked quite tempting.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank ulysses4
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Cork
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food in Skibbereen”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Delicious food in a lovely small intimate setting. Freshly made from locally available ingredients . scrumptious cakes and tarts ! Owned by the chef and staffed by local friendly staff.

Visited May 2013
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Thank J M
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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great lunch”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Had a really love lunch with friends. Its very small so a little tight with a buggy but we managed. The staff were friendly and the food was great.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Sarah D
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