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The Lemon Leaf Cafe

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70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 470 9792
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This place has a great incentive and original lunch menu. Nice, bright and airy dining room which was bustling with diners and takeaway coffee buyers. Lots of room and very comfortable, we had a great lunch with some excellent coffee. From their menu it looks like they do a great breakfast/brunch as well.

Thank John William B
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89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a group of 5 looking for lunch. This place fitted the bill. The menu was varied and provided everyone with options that met their individual needs of which there were a few. It was busy but staff were very helpful, the location is well decorated and very airy. Off the shore line but worth the walk to find... More 

Thank Gordon C
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we went for breakfast it was quiet and the food was really good! But then we went for breakfast another day when it was busy, and the staff were rolling their eyes at new customers and slamming food down. Really disappointed!

Thank aerial8
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this review

Hwllo aerial8, Thank you for visiting us. I am very sorry you experienced that. If you could email me directly, and let me know (if you can) the day you visited, I will look into this as we are always improving our customer service. I regret you observed that. I hope you enjoyed your breakfasts on both days, and hope... More 

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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place you need to visit coming to Kingsale. It's so Irish and Cousy and the food is amazing. The staff very nice and the full Irish breakfast was excellent. Order the scone as it's worth it

Thank Iggyxii
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, friendly wait staff, and convenient location in downtown Kinsale. We enjoyed late lazy breakfast and sitting outside on a sunny day.

Thank William S
London, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on Christmas Eve to escape the bedlam of the day! Very friendly service and the coffee wasn't bad either.

Thank MollySparkles
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food was nice, good menu selection, not everything was available on the menu, staff were very helpful, the place was busy but fast service,

Thank zenaquinn
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to have something to eat just before Xmas with my son's and their partners ( first one for all of us) . Seeing them and my mum ( alzheimers) as I live overseas. So we were looking for something to cheer us up and we literally stumbled upon Lemon Leaf in the rain. It appeared small from... More 

Thank Eileen H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my two daughters (age 5 &15) were lucky to find parking outside the this cafe. we walked into the guesthouse doors first however a lovely receptionest advised me that it is the next door! seems to happen alot! the place was very busy and we were seated at a big waiting table but within a few short minutes... More 

Thank oobCork
Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafe right on Main st. Staff very helpful. Menu has something for everyone. Great for breakfast or lunch or just a cuppa with friends. Desserts yum!

Thank Mary O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
Irish, Cafe, European, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 470 9792
The Lemon Leaf Cafe is based in the heart of Kinsale Co. Cork. We offer the best coffee, breakfast, lunch and desserts in the county. Light, airy and friendly cafe specialising in selected cakes and gluten free items on the menu.

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