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The Gentian Cafe and Wine Bar

The Quay, Kinvara Galway, Ireland
+353 91 637 934
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Cafe, International, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Kinvara Galway, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great little coffee shop, good coffee and cake! Good choice of drinks and lots of cakes. On busy road but so e seating outside.

Thank janette k
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been told that Kinvara was a beautiful town, so we stopped for breakfast on our way to the Cliffs of Mohar. The coffee and drinks blackboard makes it look like a takeaway spot, but the staff quickly offered us a table and a...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I lived in Kinvara, this place would be my main food stop. The setting was nice- even a small garden area out back, the food was excellent, and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a coffee on our way home on a recommendation by the village filling station and we were pleasantly surprised, not only with the superior quality of their coffee and hot chocolate, but also their chocolate brownie beautifully presented and delicious!

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a chance to stop in Kinvara en route to Galway/Connemara and stopped in The Gentian Cafe for breakfast which was great. Had a traditional Irish breakfast and was a great way to get our day going. Service was quick and friendly and would recommend...More

Thank ATPRedwing3
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in here on a busy Saturday morning for brunch. Greeted by a very friendly and efficient waitress. I enjoyed eggs Bennidct with scrummy Limerick ham. My husband chose poached eggs and bacon. We both had very good coffee to accompany. Will return to sample...More

Thank Pook72
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a lovely spot in a great location especially if you can get a window seat looking out at the harbour. I had a terrific vegetarian breakfast and coffee. it is one of the best veggi breakfasts I have had. The staff are friendly...More

Thank midlandslady2015
Reviewed 1 June 2017

It was a little busy when I went, but the service was friendly. They acknowledged us and served us as soon as they could. They have a very good selection of teas and coffees. Pastries are amazing. I didn't have a chance to try the...More

Thank krellier
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely decor, lovely coffee, lovely food! We ordered scrambled egg and bacon and the eggs Benedict, both were absolutely delicious.

Thank BAILEY729191
TheGentian, Owner at The Gentian Cafe and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

thank you Bailey 729191, appreciate your lovely review. you probably noticed that we make our own hollandaise sauce for the Eggs Benedict, our customers really appreciate the difference. Caitriona

Reviewed 18 May 2017

The service can be a bit slow but the staff are friendly. Menu is ok. Coffee is good. Food is good but it is not cheapMore

Thank JamesWho
TheGentian, Owner at The Gentian Cafe and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi JamesWho. You are absolutely right, our friendly team keep things ticking over at The Gentian. And we proudly don't and won't do cheap - we buy really great products from local producers, benefiting our local economy and keeping jobs in the area. For Example,...More

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19 August 2015|
Response from Adriana B | Reviewed this property |
Of course, we are just so blessed to have taken this trip and had a great experience everywhere we went especially here. Thank you again!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$44
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Kinvara Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
  • Phone Number: +353 91 637 934
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Our 'Gentian @ St Georges' is a brasserie with a twist: serving dishes to share with robust, sunny flavours, typically from a contemporary Irish, European palette with good old comfort food thrown in, The Gentian's ethos is one of quality, innovation, freshness and abundance with comfort and friendliness thrown in. Our coffee already has a reputation.....We will be looking after you all day, with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.The setting is informal with local stone and splashes of colour; Burren and south Galway, blended with funky london, has a relaxed cosy, curl up feel, with windows looking out over the Kinvara bay - colour and comfort, space for reading chatting, meeting up or getting way from it all.
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