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Kalbos Cafe

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26 North Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
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County Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Kalbos is my favourite café in Skibbereen. They have a wonderful menu every day using locally sourced ingredients where possible. Good curries, salads, soups, sandwiches etc, lots of ethnic twists. Fabulous desserts and cajes with good wheat free options. Their coffee is excellent. They also have a café in the arts centre and a stall at the market on Saturdays.

Thank kilcoecottage
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a cafe with wonderful imaginative food and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Their breakfast is excellent, and later on, their cakes are delicious. They also have a stall in themarket which is unmissable

Thank fahoura
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My partner told me that this will possibly be in her top 5 favourite cafes of all time, it's that good! Not so sure about the gallery next door, but the coffee and cakes (especially the variety of cakes and pastries) here were excellent as were the staff who were friendly and polite no matter what, it seemed. Believe me,... More 

Thank Luke J
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited on a rainy Saturday afternoon when the cafe was filled with customers. Staff were calm, pleasant and helpful. Food was really excellent: delicious orzo and other salads, filled baguettes made with Arbutus bread, and a selection of small delectable cakes.

Thank Clare D
Cork, Ireland
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579 reviews
462 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My Daughter and I called for a coffee to Kalbos Cafe recently. The deserts were to ide for. we had two coffees and two deserts. They were delicious and fresh and tasty. The staff were nice and friendly. It was reasonably priced.

Thank Caroline D
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Delicious home made scones and jam in a comfortable atmosphere. Excellent friendly service. Clean toilet facilities

Thank jeto
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch but it was a bit on the pricey side. Desserts and cakes looked lovely but they were not covered and there were flies hovering over them as well as customers standing near them. Was lacking a little bit of atmosphere, need some nice background music, candles. Didnt have menu displayed outside which would be helpful... More 

Thank Corrie6
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Food here is all local and great options on the menu. Warm goats cheese salad is to die for! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Lucm81
Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We love places with healthy options. This cafe caters to everyone. We were happy with the specials of the day and selected two. Afterwards we decided on a couple desserts and had we not been so full, we would have ordered more. What's great is they have offerings for people who are gluten free. It's the norm all over Ireland,... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We're going to kalbos every week and basically anytime we can because it's delicious! Great fresh food, everyday different tasty specials at great prices. Desserts are homemade and delicious, and the service is really friendly! Everything about this cafe is perfect but sometimes its very hard to get a table as it's always busy for lunch! I wish they'd expand... More 

Thank Natalia K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 North Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: 3532821515
award winning cafe situated in the heart of Skibbereen town. serving breakfast & lunch using the best of West Cork produce and agreat selection of cakes & desserts all baked on site.

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