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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

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21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 683
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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County Galway, Ireland
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and very reasonably priced. Nice cosy atmosphere. The place was really busy but the service was good. Great coffee.

Thank Amy M
Galway, Ireland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

There's hardly a better place in Galway on a cold wet winter's day (or even a cold wet summer's day!). I went in there on December 23 having got drenched to the skin in a squall, and I sat in front of the fire, and had hot chocolate. But I've had really good sandwiches there too - especially the turkey... More 

Thank CC196080
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great find, wonderful bakery downstairs and upstairs an old fashion tearooms with a menu to suite all tastes we had coffee and sandwiches and not just any old sandwiches batch loaf crusty loaf bread with chicken, cheese, pesto, carmalised onions and mayo with a tasty side salad but it was to die for couldn't recommend this place a enough. One... More 

Thank gentian2
Boulder, Colorado
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Our family loved the simple, yet delicious sandwiches. Try the Turkey, Cranberry & Brie special sandwich. It tastes like Thanksgiving.

Thank KDB721
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Stumbled across this cafe after seeing the food in the bakery which looked lovely. I ordered the Turkey sandwich which was very tasty as well as a very good latte. Really enjoyed the quiet relaxed atmosphere in this place and would definitely eat here again when in Galway. The staff were all super nice and and made it an enjoyable... More 

Thank Alannah J
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Have mainly gotten takeaway coffees and cakes/breads here and although a little expensive they never disappoint - get in early and try the sausage rolls! Has to be said though that the tea rooms are a different story, not very good value (no coffee/tea included with breakfasts which is surely a standard expectation everywhere?). Gloomy, old-fashioned and frankly could use... More 

Thank Karen C
Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

was in the tea rooms and feeling a little hungry so opted for the the four Irish breakfasts for myself and companions. Really disappointed to find they don't include tea as part of a breakfast. C'mon I thought this kind of stuff only happens in airports... it left a bit of a sour taste on an otherwise enjoyable experience

Thank Bonzini
Limerick, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Myself and my fiancé found this place after strolling the streets looking for somewhere that still served breakfast after 12pm. And we were thrilled that we did! Although it doesn't look like much from the outside (or the inside if I'm being honest), the food here is magnificent. It is on the pricier side, but we were happy to pay... More 

1 Thank TaraRP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered MINI Breakfast..€7.95 asked for coffee with my breakfast as I would expect to get tea/coffee with breakfast as tends to be standard fare. It Is a reasonable price of €7.95 if it included beverage. Food was good but €2.65extra and when I said it the response was that's the boss's decision!!! The coffee wasn't even nice and was €2.65... More 

Thank Philip B
Halifax Region, Canada
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here a couple of times while in Galway. Lots of variety and good service. The baked goods were fresh and we loved the cafe upstairs, where you could get a sit down full Irish breakfast.

Thank joanne b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Irish, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 683
A breath of fresh air, that's what Griffins Tea Rooms on Shop Street Galway is. Griffin's is a family run Bakery founded in 1876, but with beautiful tearooms to the rear. Surround your self in traditional surroundings, Irish language and five generations of Griffins by real open fires and enjoy simple food at it's best. All the breads and soups are made in house .The menu is straight forward; sandwich, baps etc.. but all served on Griffin's own delicious home made breads. While enjoying your meal, one can watch and smell the food parade as piping hot bread and cakes are carried out to the shop past your very eyes. You just cant get fresher anywhere! Their award winning breads make such a difference to the sandwiches with a choice of Wheat, Rye, Mixed Grain, Italian, French and even Gluten free bread for Coeliac's. The friendly pleasant staff take charge, store your buggy for you , supply high stools and provide a very reasonably priced children's menu. The children can do colouring on the children's menu while awaiting their order .Half portions of most products is available with wickedly delicious half portions of Belgian hot chocolate.Going to the modern, spotless toilets was a pleasure and in particular that there are baby changing stations in both Female and Male toilets, a very rare thing these days. The smaller room "The Snug" is also noticably popular with breast feeding mothers where they can enjoy a coffee in privacy, warmth and comfort with their babies. Griffins is a must visit, conveniently located at the end of Shop Street Galway City . Further down Quay Street in Galway is the world famous Mc Donaghs Fish and chips, a must for familys on the go or those with a hankering for delicious fresh fish.Martines Winebar is just across the street and fabulous food there late into the night. If you cross the road at the end of Quay Street, you will find Tamirand Restaurant, another delight for parents with children. They offer fantastic Asian style cuisine &half price menu on everything.High chairs and colouring are provided , they even bring the children to the kitchen to make up their icecream desserts. Christine and the team there are fantastic.

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