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Cafe Serendipity

30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (30 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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61 - 70 of 360 reviews

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great for breakfast or brunch, their covered cozy backyard garden is a delight. Perfect place to eat something by UCC if you are tourists visiting, just coffee and scones or beautiful eggs benedict or florentine.

Thank Avidya
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Thanks for stopping by. We're really happy you enjoyed. We serve dinner from 6pm Thurs-Sat also. Aideen Cafe Serendipity

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Can't recommend Cork as a destination enough. Stayed at excellent River Lee hotel and used lovely Serendipity for breakfast. Great local food served by charming staff.

Thank Rich S
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Delighted you enjoyed Aideen Cafe Serendipity

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had lunch on a Saturday on the Cafe Serendipity and it was amazing! Loads of tasty choices. I had the mushroom risotto and it was very good, my husband had the steak sandwich which was beautiful and we shared a dessert. Very good prices....More

Thank Niki B
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for letting us know. Aideen

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Had lunch in Cafe Serendipity recently as I had wanted to try it for a while & I have to say that I wasn't disappointed. The menu choice is very good they even though a great brunch menu. Staff are very friendly and very reasonably...More

Thank Kinsale35
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

So glad you enjoyed Thanks for visiting Aideen Cafe Serendipity

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My Wife, daughter and I found this place by pure serendipity. We had planned eating at a different restaurant which had been booked out, so we resorted to trip advisor to find one of the best in the area that suited us. We booked a...More

Thank Kevin_One_Man_Show
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you so much for visiting. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Aideen Cafe Serendipity

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Don't over look this gem for breakfast or lunch, reasonably priced food that's tasty too! Been here with family and on dates, it's great for both.

Thank Bríd C
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Hi Brid, Thanks for your kind review. As you say it is perfect for both. We think it's ideal for Dinner too on Thursday Friday and Saturday nights from 6. That's your next date sorted Aideen Cafe Serendipity

Reviewed 16 January 2017

Beautiful cafe right on front. Brunch excellent. Staff very attentive and efficient. A great place for every kind of meal too.

Thank KCD16
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Delighted you enjoyed. Thank you for your Review Aideen

Reviewed 29 December 2016

Spotted this restaurant from my River Lee Hotel window. Reasonable food, but it does not come in large portions. I would say it serves continental food (french, italian amongst others). Good for a business lunch. Try it out yourself.

1  Thank SlowTrippery
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017
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Thank you Aideen

Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great breakfast on a stormy wintery day. Fantastic eggs benedict and great pancakes also. Great service also

1  Thank Gearoid G
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Happy you enjoyed Thanks for calling Aideen

Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have reviewed serendipity before, but felt I had to write another quickie! We had our sons 30th dinner here last Sat. The restaurant was really busy so near Christmas, but they went out of their way to be nice. Prosecco handed to us once...More

2  Thank mudbug2014
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

So glad we could accommodate your group Aideen

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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

Rating summary
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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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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