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Pura Vida

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Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Got to our hotel early and needed to pass the time so we stopped in since it was right next door. My wife and I ordered some coffee, hot chocolate, the breakfast sandwich, and omelette. Food was excellent!!! After we were done we talked to the owner for about 15-20 mins and he told us some stories about the places... More 

Thank Matthew H
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

What an incredible little nook in the heart of Galway! This place was amazing! I spoke with the owner about how he got the name because i have spent some time in Costa Rica and we happily talked for a while all while he was fulfilling orders. It was nice to have a great conversation and then have an amazing... More 

Thank Christopher J
Galway, Ireland
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

I had a really tasty breakfast in this place! The seating area is very cute and cosy. The personnel is very friendly and the food really amazing. The prices are not too high. They also have coffee to go! Only cash here.

Thank Suzanne R
United Kingdom
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208 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Chipped my tooth on hidden medal spoon & 20 mins 4 two coffees! Really what else is there to say? Rubbish. See the photo.

2 Thank Dinlos
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here for a break and to wait for a friend to catch up with us. It may not look much but the service is great the range of food, drinks and juices was great. Our grandsons thought it marvellous that they could have a game of chess while they were waiting too. No-one rushed you to finish and... More 

Thank Gill M
Costa Rica
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The owner and the employees were incredibly nice and helpful. Great breakfasts all day and very welcoming. A must visit.

Thank Joe D
County Meath, Ireland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

I got breakfast in this restaurant, great variety and good value for money, quirky decor, friendly staff.

Thank Breeda D
New Mexico
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Located just steps away from Jurys Inn, this turned out to be our favorite breakfast stop for the two mornings we spent in Galway. There is a laid back, cozy eating area inside upstairs, if eating outside is not agreeable. They offer full breakfast options, including delicious pancakes and French toast, including fruit and yogurt, and of course fresh orange... More 

Thank Ariagne
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Two of us went here for a hot drink Sunday morning, and we wish we didn't. I would not even give this place 1 star as it was rotten. The coffee was so strong I could feel hairs growing on my chest , the worst coffee I have ever tasted. My sister got a stale pastry. Galway has loads of... More 

Thank Siobhan C
Midlands ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered tea and a juice. No grapefruit as described on the menu for juice !!! Asked for ice for juice , they didn't have any. Tea served in chipped cup. Nowhere to put used teabag...only on the table. Don't think we'll be stopping here again !

Thank Lusmagh1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?