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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 November 17, 2016

Serendipity indeed. We spotted this cafe /restuarant out of our River Lee Hotel window. What a gem. €24.95 (Thursday evening) for 3 truly excellent courses in a really lovely environment. €22 for a very nice bottle of red wine. Staff could not have been nicer,...More

1  Thank HappymummyKildare
CafeSerendipity, Manager at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Good value is key Thanks Aideen

Reviewed November 6, 2016

This cute cafe offers great breakfasts and coffee, with warm and friendly service and an easy going atmosphere. It's a nice break from hotel buffets!

2  Thank Oneiota
CafeSerendipity, Manager at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Thank you Aideen

Reviewed November 1, 2016

Went to this restaurant last Saturday night 29/9/16, the Jazz weekend in Cork. We had a 4 course meal for €30pp & it was amazing. The food was beautifully cooked & presented. The staff were very efficient, attentive & informative. I had a smoked chicken...More

1  Thank clare936
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Delighted you enjoyed Aideen

Reviewed October 31, 2016

The food was very good: I had a delicious spinach&salmon salad. Service was friendly and efficient. Good coffee and all around a good place to relax and enjoy food and conversation.

2  Thank Karin B
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Great service and food, really nice atmosphere too will definitely visit again! Eggs benedict and full Irish breakfast were fab

2  Thank Roguereview
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Super friendly staff. Had a wonderful breakfast and enjoyed our time. Cute little restaurant in a nice location.

1  Thank Peterlovestrave
Reviewed October 21, 2016

This place has changed. The French have taken it over. It is not, however, a French restaurant. In keeping with their clientele they have a varied menu but the people here know food and Charles, particularly, knows wine. We were lucky that we were the...More

2  Thank Ian S
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Stopped twice for a large flat white while walking. Great coffee with friendly service! They also serve breakfast and lunch. Recommend!

1  Thank Kinosao
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Stopped for lunch. Found the wait staff very professional. It was a very nice way to spend lunch time in Cork

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed October 4, 2016

We were staying in a nearby hotel but decided against the breakfast in the hotel and went to Serendipity instead - we were not disappointed We had the breakfast on both the Saturday and Sunday mornings - each time service was second to none, staff...More

2  Thank paul g
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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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Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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