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Poets Corner

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44 Main Street, Kinsale Co Cork, Ireland
+353 86 227 7276
09:30 - 18:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent and well-priced food and speciality coffees all with friendly service in a cosy setting. Presentation of food and coffee alike was a work of art in itself!

Thank chammer66
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In all the time I have had the pleasure of visiting Kinsale, I always ensure I visit Poet's Corner! They are so warm and welcoming, and I entered the cafe with my group of 7, we were immediately accommodated in the comfortable and cozy tables. The food is so great with a diverse and delicious variety - my guests enjoyed... More 

Thank Maureen F
County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great selection of cakes and different coffees with a really relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Perfect place to go on your own to read a book or meet friends for coffee.

Thank blueskies365
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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455 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a tour of Ireland and we were staying in Cork for a couple of days and l had to come back to Kinsale as l had stayed here before and loved it. Being a Sunday the place was packed with tourists and everywhere very busy, so l was lucky to find a space to have a snack... More 

Thank wendygp
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little restaurant/cafe is a gem of a place with friendly staff and really tasty food. The surroundings are quirky and it is perfect for lunch.

Thank fabshe
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great homemade cakes and good coffee. Lovely staff gave us such a warm welcome we went every day of our visit.

Thank Pauline O
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely bloody amazing with really passionate understated but attentive staff. If you get a chance stop off from the airport on the way to any where. Free carpark opposite as well

3 Thank Brian W
Portland, Maine
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made just a quick stop here and had the best cup of tea in our ten day tour of Ireland. Nice people, good service.

Thank 146Brenda
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised not only by the inspired barista but the excellent food including great toasties. The staff is amazing and food was out in no time.

Thank Teresa T
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely relaxed atmosphere and very friendly staff. The toasted sandwiches are absolutely delicious (made on very tasty potato bread) and would definitely recommend - we will be returning for lunch there the next time we are back in Kinsale

Thank Dermot M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$17
Irish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Main Street, Kinsale Co Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 86 227 7276
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?