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Cafe Serendipity

#25 of 503 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
08:00 - 16:30
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Sun 08:00 - 16:30
Tue - Wed 08:00 - 16:30
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Our concierge pointed us to Serendipity for breakfast one morning. The patio seating is fabulous - like sitting in a little greenhouse! I had the eggs Benedict, and it was delightful. Definitely a great spot for breakfast/brunch.

1 Thank Ashley S
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156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I ate here with friends recently and it was really fab. We all had a variety of breakfasts and everyone really enjoyed them. There was a lovely variety of choices and the food was delivered promptly. Staff were friendly too. Highly recommend.

1 Thank deekk
County Cork, Ireland
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I've started eating lunch here. I have passed this cafe so many times and never stopped for some reason. I was told to try it and I was not disappointed. It has a cute back area that has a retractable roof. It's a hidden gem really. There is a great lunch menu that has a wide variety. Ranging from brunch... More 

2 Thank uplands99
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I recently had my 30th birthday at this restaurant for a group of 17 people . We had it outside in the outdoor setting and it was amazing, the food was fantastic , the service was second to none, when they realised that we wanted to have a few beers they were able to get some in from teh local... More 

2 Thank John Q
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This restaurant was across the street from our Hotel - the River Lee Hotel. We stopped here for breakfast before heading to Donegal. The menu offered a large variety of choices and the tea was very good. Staff was friendly and attentive as well.

1 Thank Debbie D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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273 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This was a clean and neat establishment. We were served our eggs and toast quickly and they tasted good. The scone I ordered was perhaps a bit dated, but it was fine. Considering they only had one server/cashier and one cook, I think this place is doing a great job!

1 Thank grace m
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

It's understandable why this cafe is so high up in the top places to eat in Cork. There is an excellent menu on offer. We had eggs Benedict with spinach & bacon and it was delicious. Plus the coffee is very very nice. They have young staff but fair play to them. They are hard workers and very polite. We... More 

2 Thank John C
San Antonio, Texas
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152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

If you are going to eat breakfast the French toast was great. Served with maple syrup or a fruit compote. Yummy. Nice selection of teas and coffees.

2 Thank TexasGirl78253
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We called in for breakfast during our visit to Cork. The restaurant was quite busy but the young lady managed to push some tables together for us so that we could sit together. We were out at the back in the conservatory. The menu was extensive for breakfast - everything from toast to smoked salmon!! They did seem a little... More 

1 Thank Teena2010
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here with friends last week. We all ordered open sandwiches. The food was fresh and tasty. The price was very reasonable. I will definitely visit again.

1 Thank fugi08

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
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
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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