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Lighthouse Cafe

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Abbeygate Street, Galway, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is absolutely delicious! There is quite a small number of items on the menu, however, what they do offer is expertly cooked. There is a good selection of desserts too, which are not on the menu and the coffee is good. I am giving 4 out of 5 stars because the portions are a little bit small... More 

Thank Rebecca C
Mayo, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I love this cafe, everything is so tasty and fresh, it never dissapoints! I would recommend the chickpea burger as a salad plate 😍 love going here on my lunch in work as it's lovely and calm and the waitresses are really chilled out. A perfect place to eat tasty fresh healthy food and the coffee is good too

Thank Pia M
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Some many places offer the same old fare served in different sauces or dishes...but the food here is truly delicious ... integrity in everything do and that also includes the drinking water... chickpea burger was fab as was the hummus and beetroot dip .. the vegan chocolate dessert was so deliciously healthy..no guilt.. may this place prosper and grow!

Thank nu2
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We found this vegan restaurant whilst wandering round Galway and what a find. We had an amazing lunch, beautifully presented food and absolutely delicious. Service was great and there was a lovely relaxed feeling to the restaurant . I am just sad we were not in Galway for longer as we would have gone back to try more of their... More 

Thank NoranFlynn
Napier, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this cute little busy cafe for lunch and so pleased we did. We're not vegan or vegetarian but had a yearning for some wholesome food and this certainly provided that. Tasty, fresh and beautifully presented healthy food option amongst other places serving standard pub grub. Had the soup with grainy brown soda bread and the vege flan of... More 

Thank RachandMax
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Quite simply, my meal here was one of the best I can remember eating. I had a chickpea burger with salad, plus a "cheese"cake (actually vegan) afterwards. It was fresh, immensely tasty and pretty nutritionally balanced. I don't often leave Tripadvisor reviews, but I was so impressed by this gem that I wanted to take this chance to recommend it... More 

Thank Liam M M
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was a nice find in Galway, a vegetarian restaurant amongst all the traditional carnivore fare that makes up most Irish restaurants. The food was generally good, not great. We enjoyed it and would have gladly eaten there again if were locals (in this case we were on vacation).

Thank Jane A
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I went there for lunch and had the quinoa crust vegan broccoli tart (with cashew base filling). It was delicious! It was served with a yummy salad - it was a very interesting mix (greens, carrots, beans, some flowers,...) and visually pretty. They have a very creative chef! For dessert I had the vegan chocolate banana cheesecake that was really... More 

Thank BenedicteHK
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We went there at lunch and there were only few tables free We choose a red lentil dahl with brown rice and salad It was really fantastic!!all the food is organic and well cooked The place is really nice and the girls are kinds A great place in the heart of Galway

Thank Amrita14
Limerick, Ireland
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely food vegetarian paradise Well presented for lunch get there early it is very popular Nice decor and the staff are warm and helpful

Thank rose b

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbeygate Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

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