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Cafe Serendipity

#29 of 500 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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Today
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 16:30
Tue - Wed 08:00 - 16:30
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
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dacca
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't recommend Cork as a destination enough. Stayed at excellent River Lee hotel and used lovely Serendipity for breakfast. Great local food served by charming staff.

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Thank Rich S
Cork, Ireland
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch on a Saturday on the Cafe Serendipity and it was amazing! Loads of tasty choices. I had the mushroom risotto and it was very good, my husband had the steak sandwich which was beautiful and we shared a dessert. Very good prices. Tasty food. Lovely staff and close to the city and UCC.

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Thank Niki B
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for letting us know. Aideen More 

Cork
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch in Cafe Serendipity recently as I had wanted to try it for a while & I have to say that I wasn't disappointed. The menu choice is very good they even though a great brunch menu. Staff are very friendly and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Kinsale35
Ireland
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459 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife, daughter and I found this place by pure serendipity. We had planned eating at a different restaurant which had been booked out, so we resorted to trip advisor to find one of the best in the area that suited us. We booked a table for three and arrived 15 minutes later. The menu is good value, and varied... More 

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Thank Kevin_One_Man_Show
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Aideen Cafe Serendipity More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Don't over look this gem for breakfast or lunch, reasonably priced food that's tasty too! Been here with family and on dates, it's great for both.

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Thank Bríd C
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Hi Brid, Thanks for your kind review. As you say it is perfect for both. We think it's ideal for Dinner too on Thursday Friday and Saturday nights from 6. That's your next date sorted Aideen Cafe Serendipity More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Beautiful cafe right on front. Brunch excellent. Staff very attentive and efficient. A great place for every kind of meal too.

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Thank KCD16
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed. Thank you for your Review Aideen More 

Geel, Belgium
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86 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Spotted this restaurant from my River Lee Hotel window. Reasonable food, but it does not come in large portions. I would say it serves continental food (french, italian amongst others). Good for a business lunch. Try it out yourself.

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1 Thank SlowTrippery
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review
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Thank you Aideen More 

Ballincollig, Ireland
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great breakfast on a stormy wintery day. Fantastic eggs benedict and great pancakes also. Great service also

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1 Thank Gearoid G
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Happy you enjoyed Thanks for calling Aideen More 

Cork, Ireland
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have reviewed serendipity before, but felt I had to write another quickie! We had our sons 30th dinner here last Sat. The restaurant was really busy so near Christmas, but they went out of their way to be nice. Prosecco handed to us once we sat down was a lovely touch. All our meals were perfect. I had ordered... More 

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2 Thank mudbug2014
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

So glad we could accommodate your group Aideen More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We will definitely be coming back here again. the food and service were faultless. Reasonably priced excellent food

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1 Thank fitzpatrickaine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:30
Thursday
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 241 0466
Description
Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Thursday to Saturday. All Day Breakfast and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We are a modern Cafe on the Western Road in Cork City Opp River Lee Hotel. We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Morning Coffee and treats and Afternoon Tea and Treats. Scones served with Jam and Cream. All made for you, by us in our Kitchen at Serendipity."Fresh Homemade Food" Call in to see us anytime.

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