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The Bookshelf Coffee House

78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 239 2576
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, Irish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a gem. The coffee is worth the wait. Gorgeous coffee every time you order. The scones are baked fresh on site abs are SO good. They offer a 'free' coffee for every 10 that you buy, which is always good. Did I...More

Thank DublinUncle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had my lunch here today at 2 pm, they were out of soup already... I had a green tea with a sandwich with avocado and chicken... The place is charming cute, jazzy and welcoming, the staff is polite and fast it would be a lovely...More

Thank 460anitaf
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband and I stopped in here for a tea and breakfast while visiting Cork. We both ordered the Eggs Benedict and it was delicious. The decor in the cafe is very eclectic and mismatched, but it all still goes together in a very cosy...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of the best coffees in town. Always unusual blends of coffee from sustainably grown small plantations. The staff are so friendly and very service minded .

Thank rene213
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Quick stop Sunday morning for lovely coffee and warmed scone, both of which were delicious. (I'm a complete coffee snob too!) great vibe. Wish we could have stayed for brunch, menu looked very tasty. Note the address is incorrect on TA, it's actually on corner...More

Thank kiwikel
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place to sit back, relax and get some work done on laptop. (If you find a seat) It can get very busy. WiFi is strong, waitresses were pleasant. Not over priced. Loyalty card offered to me which was good sign that they look after...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I stopped in here on St. Patrick's day and it was very busy but found a place to sit. The line was long and the waiting space is small so it was a bit crowded. The service was friendly and brought our drinks out to...More

Thank Travelforcoffee
Paul C, Owner at The Bookshelf Coffee House, responded to this review

Hey Travelforcoffee, Thanks for the nice review! You stopped in on probably one of our busiest days of the year with the parade going on outside. Glad you enjoyed your coffee and the coffee menu, which was taken down to make a few changes, is...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I love the coffee here... it is by far the best I have had in Cork. I frequent here quite often although it hurts me to do so sometimes as certain staff there are quite rude. When I see them at the counter I feel...More

1  Thank emmadongeal
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great staff and great coffee. They're using The Barn Coffee Roasters and are doing a super job with their coffee. The brunch & lunch menu has become a lot more extensive and exciting over the last few months. A cozy cafe in the heart of...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Really nice and cosy place in one of those small streets in Cork. Service was quick and smily. Place is cute, and that was literally the best latte I had in Cork. Not far from everything else, 10/10 !!!

Thank Ju P
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Do you Cater for gluten intolerance? Thank you
19 August 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Hey Kim, Thanks for contacting us, we offer a limited gluten free range. Our soups are gluten free and we do a gluten free cake range but unfortunately we do not offer gluten free sandwiches because there isn't enough... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 239 2576