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Cupan Tae

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Spanish Arch 7 Quay Lane | Galway, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 895 000
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Limerick, Ireland
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125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went her for afternoon tea on a Sunday. We were seated immediately upstairs. A gorgeous room which was like being back in time! The staff were fantastic! Friendly and genuine. We really enjoyed the afternoon tea. Definitely will be back again. A must!

Thank Rachelhawkins
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with 2 of my friends today. We decided we'd treat ourselves to afternoon tea. €15 per person. Everything was tiny. It was nice and fresh but we had to get more food afters as it didnt fill any of us. The popcorn tea was really tasty though. Think next time I'll get tea and a cake rather than... More 

Thank Lorr222
Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a great vibe to it. The china, the little sugar cube bowls, the interior, it all adds to the old-timey vibe of the place. I had a very tasty and unique soup and had a great chat to the friendly waitress about what the soup was made from, she was only too happy to be informative. I... More 

Thank Clairefinn74
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had "full Irish" breakfast there. It's a charming place and the food and service were both just perfect. The waitress was exceptional - and helped with my friend's walking aid and getting comfortably seated, which a lot of people are reluctant to do. We really enjoyed ourselves and felt quite spoiled. Prices were reasonable. Will go back for afternoon... More 

1 Thank Ainne U
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really cute little shop does breakfast all day on the weekends, it was really lovely but slightly over prices, 9.50 for one pancake is really a bit much although it was lovely

Thank Sophie M
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am...now was a regular customer and didn't mind paying that little bit extra as I saw as it as a treat and it is located in a beautiful setting. Last Saturday morning, the 4th November, I attended, Cupan tae..I was so looking forward it as i had just moved into my new house and hadn't yet got food..this was... More 

3 Thank Eilis2014
Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice change from the pubs. A very wide selection of teas and delicious cakes to suit all diets (paleo, gluten free, dairy free etc). The staff were very friendly.

Thank RobynLJ
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought going here would be a treat! It turned out to be a punishment. Cramped into the restaurant with tables on top of each other to start with. Ordered 2 afternoon teas and on serving it declared we could have more of anything else, just ask. We quickly got through the 4 tiny triangles of sandwiches each, (single filling only)... More 

1 Thank Markaz
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I happen to be in Galway, a tea at Cupan Tae is a must. Surrounded by an Alice in Wonderland atmosphere, you'll experience a travel in time and taste (there s wifi to instagram everything, don't worry): delicious homemade scones and cakes + an endless choice of loose leaf teas served in porcelain pots and cups on linen... More 

Thank Valentina V
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for afternoon tea. Well a cuppa and a cake really. I had chocolate biscuit cake my partner had walnut cake. I went for Assam tea and my other half went for the more adventurous red rose tea. In fact both were delicious as were the cakes. The setting may be a little twee for some tastes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spanish Arch 7 Quay Lane | Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 895 000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?