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Cafe Serendipity

30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (30 reviews)
“french toast” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Breakfast at this cafe was exceptional was lovely . Good service ,clean and really friendly . Right opposite River Lee hotel . Choices for food was just right all tasty too .

1  Thank teresasharpe
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This was our favorite place to eat in Cork, right across the street from the River Lee Hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner all wonderful. The owner was so pleasant to talk to and helpful.

1  Thank georgesB7150BY
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We stayed at The River Lee right across the road but had breakfast here. The choice is great and the quality is second to none. We had french toast, eggs benedict, pancakes and a full Irish. Each was top quality and portions were generous. The...More

1  Thank Meally
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Super cute little caffe with a great selection of cakes, young and cheerfull staff and a nice, chill atmosphere! Loved it!

2  Thank Mirna v
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Josh served us he was so informative about the area plus the food and service was good too. Well worth a visit, as other places can be quite expensive in the city centre.

Thank paddysuffolk
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Loved sitting on the patio in nice weather. Eggs Royale was delicious. Wait staff very friendly, and the chef came by to ask about our meal. So happy to have such a pleasant experience on my dream vacation.

Thank CowgirlAngel
Reviewed May 1, 2017

My husband and I went for an impromptu dinner to Serendipity. We were certainly not disappointed! Both had chicken and avocado salad to start, followed by Lamb Shank and John Dory. Flavours were to die for! Excellent desert and very good wine. Staff very pleasant...More

1  Thank Anne T
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

This is probably my favorite brunch place in Cork. Cosy little caffe close to UCC and town . The atmosphere is very relaxing, the staff is friendly and the brunch and breakfast selection is great :)

Thank L747-8
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful spot for an excellent brunch. Eggs Florentine, Irish Breakfast and French toast were complimented with superb coffee and wonderful service. We sat in the back room where the sunny clear rooftop ceiling gave a lovely ambience of happy go lucky charm. A welcome for...More

Thank shelley0h
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

Thanks for you kind review Shelly and we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Aideen Cafe Serendipity

Reviewed April 22, 2017

We stayed at the River Lee across the river and came here for breakfast one morning. The food and coffee were good and the service was snappy. The prices were adequate. Definitely worth a drop in if you're staying at the River Lee and don't...More

Thank kevin a
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June 25, 2017|
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Response from Aideen C | Property representative |
Yes we do have a high Chair for Children
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
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Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 241 0466
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Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Thursday to Saturday. All Day Breakfast and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We are a modern Cafe on the Western Road in Cork City Opp River Lee Hotel. We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Morning Coffee and treats and Afternoon Tea and Treats. Scones served with Jam and Cream. All made for you, by us in our Kitchen at Serendipity."Fresh Homemade Food" Call in to see us anytime.
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