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Cafe Serendipity

30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (30 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent french toast on Thursday, with wonderful pancakes on Friday. Great service and excellent location on my walk to the city center.

Thank Joyojoy
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Vegan breakfast more individual ingredients than a cohesive dish...tofu sausages were delicious, but were about 5 cm in length ...bigger would have been better. Avocado was sliced on the plate...bit of seasoning would have been nice. Sour dough bread was nice. You were just left...More

Thank aoifebdillon
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Pleasant lunch although there were some flaws that kept it under a 5. Fried haddock was nice but small piece with too much bready batter. The fish was also overlooked and dry. Nice salad but too much dressing. Staff was excellent and dining room was...More

Thank TravelLife19
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Brought my mother,husband and two kids today.I had been before for lunch with work colleagues and really enjoyed hence the return visit. I had the quinoa salad,my husband had chicken wings and my mother had soup and soda bread.My salad was advertised as having citrus...More

Thank Aoife M
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

10 of us turned up for breakfast, after staying at the River Lee Hotel. We booked a table, the service and the food was excellent. Very relaxed and very clean. The French Toast, by the way was delicious. Would definitely recommend it. Thanks.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We were over visiting family in the UK half term and had a lovely lunch here. The portions were generous and the atmosphere convivial. The best eggs benedict ever says Mo,the fish & chips were great and delicious french toast with maple syrup say the...More

Thank Steve D
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

The café is near where I work and it is a wonderful spot to meet friends for lunch. I always intend trying out different dishes on the menu but invariably end up having the pear and duck salad- serious comfort food. The Staff are very...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Lovely decor and when we called we noted it was staffed by young people, the food is generally over priced, we called as a group and were left looking at our breakfast orders deciding who had won or lost the ordering lottery, two of us...More

Thank MayoKildare
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A good local cafe for breakfast - right opposite our hotel. Had nice French toast and coffee before exploring the city.

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

A great little find across the street from out hotel. Excellent breakfast for much less than the hotel charges. Nice friendly waiter. Charming evening dining room in the back. Food was awesome. Note to Cafe Serendipity … get rid of the tacky refrigerated case that...More

Thank 124C41NewEngland
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Yes we do have a high Chair for Children
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Restaurant Details

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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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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