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The Pantry

13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (51 reviews)
“salads” (19 reviews)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I always pop in her when in town. Their cakes are so nice and fresh, home made cookies are delicious. Cafe has a real home feel and the decor is cute. The coffee is good coffee and averagly priced.

Thank Hazel P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been going here since May for lunch and would recommend to anyone, very good service, although I believe they would do a lot better if they had table service. Other than that I think everything is up to scratch, good food, good environment...More

Thank Conna_Corpor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant friendly staff beautifully home cooked food , delighted we stumbled in from the rain will be on the stop list next trip

Thank Annabelle G
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Buzzy vibe here with great good as well. Friendly staff here ss well. I have only had breakfast here but there is a very different and interesting selection of options

Thank Declan D
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Full disclosure: this was not our original plan for lunch. Since we could not locate the place we wanted to visit, we settled on The Pantry. In the end, we were glad we couldn’t find the other place. The decor here is simply charming, the...More

Thank SuperTed19
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Stopped here for coffee and cake recently and although I don't usually review cafes, I was so impressed I thought I had to mention it. The staff here are all very friendly and the cake and coffee was delicious.

Thank ShirleyIreland
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi ShirleyIreland Your review is very much appreciated - thanks for taking the time. We are delighted to have very recently changed to serve 3fe coffee and its great that you love it as much as we do :)

Reviewed 9 April 2017

I love the food here , they cater for vegetarians and have a lovely array of salads and deserts. The decor is lovely ,

Thank bridandtom
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thanks so very much Bridandtom for your kind review which we value. Appreciate your custom lovely comments regarding the food and decor.

Reviewed 3 April 2017

Friendly local street lunch restaurant with good family vibe and excellent plain food. Seems all cooked on premises or by friends nearby.

Thank Paul H
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Paul Thank you for visiting the Pantry and for taking time to share your kind review. Your tastebuds are indeed correct - all cooking and baking is done on our own premises. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Stopped by here last Sat, just in need of coffee and cake. My God, to die for carrot cake was delivered to me with delicious coffee while my husband had a tasty chicken wrap. This is a gorgeous place to enjoy a bit, in a...More

Thank Kay D
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Kay D Thanks to you and your husband for stopping by. We're very grateful for your kind feedback and hope to welcome you back before too long.

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe in the centre of portlaoise town. Very wide selection.of food indeed. Have visited seldom over the last few months but it's always good

Thank cidsgym
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi Cidsgym, We strive hard to ensure consistently high quality in all areas of the customer experience and its very nice therefore to have earned your kind praise in this regard. Hope we have an opportunity to welcome you back again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: +353 57 868 1695
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A taste of real home cooking and premium coffee (3fe) is on offer at The Pantry where every single menu item is prepared in our own kitchen by a small team of enthusiastic foodies. In addition to a wide range of fresh salads, customers enjoy savoury tartlets, frittatas, quiches, roulades, ciabattas, wraps, paninis, open sandwiches as well as hot lunch daily specials. Tasty gluten free preference catered for. Wellknown for outstanding home-baked pastries and cakes, this is a fulltime owner operated neighborhood eaterie where a warm welcome and friendly, efficient customer service is guaranteed. Did I mention that we also serve REALLY great coffee :)
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