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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 683
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“cakes” (46 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of homemade breads and pastries. Cute tea parlour on the second floor and bakery on the first floor with small dining area in the back. Really nice place for lunch or a snack while shopping. We will be back.

Thank kgrif253
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch in Galway at Griffins. We shared a great turkey sandwich. My latte was really good too.

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We went there on the first day of our visit, and were so charmed by it, we decided to come back for breakfast on our last day! Griffins has a wide selection of their own breads and pastries, and a relaxing, homely atmosphere in the...More

Thank Quinn C
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The place is really lovley and they have a wide variety of breakfasts/brunches. Came here for scones, however they are not the best i have eaten in Ireland. Service was a bit slow as well, but very friendly. Loose tea is a nice touch, and...More

Thank EnzaSim
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

At the back of the entrance they have got a nice and traditional place to have breakfast or lunch. I liked the fireplace. There are also tables uptairs. Family lunch based on tea, scones and cakes but they also had sandwiches and cooked things.

Thank Xulio G
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Went here for breakfast this morning and enjoyed a delicious omelette. Cooked just right (slightly underdone/runny). My girlfriend had the veggie breakfast and an Americano, both of which were also great. Service was sub par (she was on her phone more then paying attention to...More

Thank Guenther52
Reviewed 26 January 2018

funny i knew immediately i tasted the tea it was not teabags and i didnt have that for years nice staff homemade breads tea in teapots real tea here lovely sandwiches all types of homemade bread i had sourdough and bought some to bring home...More

1  Thank Arthur R
Reviewed 26 January 2018

My wife and I dropped in here for tea and cakes. The tea comes in a traditional pot with tea leaves. It is a warm and friendly place with excellent pastries. It is also an excellent place to drop in and buy cakes for take...More

Thank Mike15abg
Reviewed 12 January 2018

My boyfriend and I decided to stop in here for a cup of coffee and some dessert to get out of the rain and cold. Downstairs is where you will find their famous handmade bread and a dessert display, they also make coffee down here...More

1  Thank Caitlin C
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Great breakfast here and not too expensive with local ingredients and there own breads too. Excellent quaint venue full of character, love the fire too on a cold Saturday morning.

Thank D K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 683
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A breath of fresh air, that's what Griffins Tea Rooms on Shop Street Galway is. Griffin's is a family run Bakery founded in 1876, but with beautiful tearooms to the rear. Surround your self in traditional surroundings, Irish language and five generations of Griffins by real open fires and enjoy simple food at it's best. All the breads and soups are made in house .The menu is straight forward; sandwich, baps etc.. but all served on Griffin's own delicious home made breads. While enjoying your meal, one can watch and smell the food parade as piping hot bread and cakes are carried out to the shop past your very eyes. You just cant get fresher anywhere! Their award winning breads make such a difference to the sandwiches with a choice of Wheat, Rye, Mixed Grain, Italian, French and even Gluten free bread for Coeliac's. The friendly pleasant staff take charge, store your buggy for you , supply high stools and provide a very reasonably priced children's menu. The children can do colouring on the children's menu while awaiting their order .Half portions of most products is available with wickedly delicious half portions of Belgian hot chocolate.Going to the modern, spotless toilets was a pleasure and in particular that there are baby changing stations in both Female and Male toilets, a very rare thing these days. The smaller room "The Snug" is also noticably popular with breast feeding mothers where they can enjoy a coffee in privacy, warmth and comfort with their babies. Griffins is a must visit, conveniently located at the end of Shop Street Galway City . Further down Quay Street in Galway is the world famous Mc Donaghs Fish and chips, a must for familys on the go or those with a hankering for delicious fresh fish.Martines Winebar is just across the street and fabulous food there late into the night. If you cross the road at the end of Quay Street, you will find Tamirand Restaurant, another delight for parents with children. They offer fantastic Asian style cuisine &half price menu on everything.High chairs and colouring are provided , they even bring the children to the kitchen to make up their icecream desserts. Christine and the team there are fantastic.
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