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The Lemon Leaf Cafe

70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 470 9792
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (141 reviews)
“sandwiches” (32 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 598 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

What a delightful restaurant with outstanding service. You must have your breakfast here. Delicious fresh food expertly prepared!

Thank 707kathryn
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you 707kathryn, delighted you enjoyed your breakfast at the Lemon Leaf Cafe. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hope you visit us again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service and great food. Had the fish and chips special and it was !!! Lovely and fresh. Inexpensive too.

Thank Trackstar7
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Trackstar7. Great to hear you enjoyed our Fish n' Chips. Thanks for coming into us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a light breakfast quickly, and the staff was friendly, welcoming, and efficient. We had a nice time in a short window. Lovely place.

Thank jartan77
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for visiting us jartan77. We appreciate your comments and lovely to hear you enjoyed the Lemon Leaf Cafe. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Several friends met here for lunch while in Kinsale. The seafood chowder was amazing. Beware that "bacon" in Ireland is really some kind of boiled ham, nothing like bacon in the US. This cafe is charming and staff are very nice. It is not the...More

Thank Carol A
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate your comments Carol A. Great to hear you loved our seafood chowder and iced-tea. We hope you enjoyed your time visiting Kinsale.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms in Tierneys B & B are beautiful. They are cosy, very clean and right in the centre of Kinsale. There's public parking about 3 to 4 minutes walk away. We had our breakfast in Lemon and Leaf which is on the ground floor...More

Thank RiaGiff
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comments RiaGiff. The Lemon Leaf Cafe is a separate business from the Guesthouse you stayed in next door. It's great to hear your enjoyed your breakfast in the Lemon Leaf Cafe. Hope you visit us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here after a day out as we both fancied a dessert and were both disappointed. I had the lemon cheesecake which wasnt great and I didnt enjoy it as it tasted too chessy. My wife had the lemon meringue pie which she couldnt eat...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying above The Lemon Leaf Cafe and I am glad to say the Cafe is much better than the hotel. It has a fantastic atmosphere which is down to the great staff I suspect. It is busy and vibrant and a real buzz....More

Thank Sean M
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review Sean M. The Lemon Leaf Cafe is a separate business from the next door guesthouse. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your breakfast in the Lemon Leaf Cafe's relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We hope to see you again, where you will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here recently while in Kinsale for a look around. We were nearby in the playground beside fishy fishy and this place came up as best rated on trip advisor as a cafe nearby. It’s lovely inside, lovely decor, well laid out, comfy seats and...More

Thank peterodonohoe
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate your comments peterodonohoe. Thank you for your detailed review. We are delighted you found our menu selection appealing and enjoyed your brunch. Thank you for recommending the Lemon Leaf Cafe, and hope you return to us on your next visit to Kinsale.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at Lemon Leaf Cafe and loved it. I had a cod sandwich, presented with fresh cod fillet on a bun with delicious tartar sauce. I had not eaten such a delicious fish sandwich! The ambiance is relaxed and friendly....More

Thank Michaelshall
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much Michaelshall. We are delighted you enjoyed the Cod Burger in the Lemon Leaf Cafe relaxed atmosphere. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Lemon Leaf is always a great stop for lunch. Nice relaxed atmosphere, good food and reasonable prices

Thank steve j
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you steve j. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 470 9792
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Description
Please note we can be busy during peak meal times, so please call ahead to avoid disappointment or expect to wait for a table. Our staff advises walk-in's there will be a wait. The Lemon Leaf Cafe is based in the heart of Kinsale, Co. Cork. We offer the best coffees, breakfasts, brunches, lunches and desserts. The Lemon Leaf Café is bright, airy and homey specialising in cakes, as well as vegan and gluten free items. Wine, local cider and local beer is available for you to enjoy with your meal.
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