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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 683
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“bread” (61 reviews)
“cakes” (44 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Irish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bread in the bakery is hard to pass but everything here is amazing...... a really great place to meet with friends for coffee & a treat

Thank CJG31
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Waling into the downstairs shop area you immediately see the 7 foot long loaf of sourdough bread. They cut off hunks and sell it by weight. The pastries are delicious. Upstairs in the dining area the food portions are excellent, the variety available is awesome...More

Thank gchallinor
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Stopped here for lunch on a very busy Saturday afternoon. We were seated quickly, considering how busy they were. Service was good, the sandwiches were great. Had one turkey and one BLT. They used "streaky bacon", which is like the bacon we are used to...More

Thank irelandherewecome
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Stopped for a well earned rest and a cuppa and we weren't disappointed. This place is untouched full of atmosphere and sells wonderful cakes and breads and excellent coffee. Lots of locals calling in to buy bread and cakes.

Thank Tet1
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Skipped the hotel breakfast and stopped by Griffins Bakery in the Latin Quarter. Fresh sconces and a latte. Very tasty.

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a bakery - the bread appears top of the range when you walk in as it should. We arrived in for 11's both wanting a nice scone and tea and where better than a bakery we thought for a nice fresh scone but...More

Thank WhereToTry
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Well worth a visit, it has both indoor and outdoor seating. Excellent breads made in house. Great place for a coffee and light bite

Thank Orla C
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I ate here at the weekend with 5 friends we walked in asked for a table and were left standing in the bakery section for about 20 mins at one point I walked out and said I was going elsewhere and the girls convinced me...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We had a sandwich and soup here. All fresh and home made. Bit of a cranky place but good fast service and one of the best cafes/snack places in town. Cakes were consumed on another day. Still top dog.

Thank southernwally
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nice cozy place! I forgot my three postcards on the table in there - and they sended them for me! The recipient even live in Germany, so they bought expensive stamps... A really lovely and generous gesture! Thanks a million!!! <3

Thank philjp2009
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, 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
  • E-mail
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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