I love this place. Joe is a great guy who meets you at the door. You can wait for a seat of your choice on comfortable couches or he will find you a seat. Sometimes I stay on the couch if it's only coffee I'm having. (Joe knows his coffee. It's very good.) The lunch is great value and I never feel that I need a main meal later in the evening. No-one we know has ever been disappointed in the quality of the food or the range on the menus. It's a great location. It's easy to find for friends & family passing through Athlone.