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The Counter

Canal Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 912 0075
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“frittata” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Healthy, Soups, Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Canal Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I'm a sucker for the avocados on toast. They are superb. Coffee great. I'm not a fan of the seating but can put up with it for the great food and coffee

Thank Siobhan B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a terribly wet day for a coffee and had a lovely lunch. The sandwiches were excellent and gluten free was also offered. Well worth a visit when at the shops.

Thank paulZ4284UU
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I called in with a friend and our kids and I wasn't disappointed! The food was great, with cheese toasties to die for. I also had a mug of lentil soup which was really delicious! They had many different healthy option lunches which all looked...More

1  Thank Diana75Holywood
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here. I had the Spanish frittata which was delicious. Lots of gluten free options. The decor is really cool. They also sell bottles of wine.

1  Thank lisalisa04
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We visited for breakfast only so I can only comment on the coffee and the avocado/tomato sourdough both of which were excellent. This is a place very suited to the single diner which is lovely when you need to duck in between doing messages.

1  Thank Muirneanndublin
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Nice place, lovely coffee, seriously overpriced mean portions of albeit tasty food. There may have been very finely sharpened knives involved to cut the few slivers of chicken that graced my chicken sandwich. Food strictly for petite ladies on a diet!

Thank SienaPM
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Do not be fooled by it's unassuming location, the Counter would fit well into any trendy city centre high street (being able to park the car right at the door is very handy for us with our two young children) Food was very tasty and...More

1  Thank Daniel_mckee
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Out shopping in this town which we don't know too well and dropped into The Counter for coffee and a bun. We got more than we bargained for - great cup of coffee, home made cakes, long bench type table with lots of books. Friendly,...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I visited The Counter yesterday with a friend of mine. We were very excited to try the menu but it didn't even get that far! When we entered I immediately scanned the room to look for a good location to park my buggy as I'd...More

7  Thank Nicola M
Donegalfoodie, Owner at The Counter, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Many thanks for providing your feedback. We can understand your frustrations as we have many ourselves in trying to ensure everyone gets seated fairly in what is a small dining area (which gets very busy in a very short period of time). We have a...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I love going here whenever I'm home. The sourdough toast with tomato, avocado and red pepper hummus is amazing. As are the coffee and tray bakes. I have dreams about the oozey lemon slices! You can tell that everything about The Counter is well thought...More

2  Thank Orlichu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canal Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Letterkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 74 912 0075
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High quality ingredients served to their best potential in simple but delicious ways.
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