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Emo Court, Emo, Ireland
+353 86 617 3534
10:00 - 18:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great place for a tasty snack. Huge variety both hot and cold. Beautiful surroundings of Emo court/woods and always friendly staff. Well worth a visit

Thank Duncan L
Portlaoise, Ireland
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings are the biggest plus for this cafe. Grand little lunches; though the day we went staff were a little slow and the cleanliness could definitely be improved.

Thank Samantha W
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Poppped in to the tea room for a quick snack on a rather cold afternoon at 15.50. There was a young girl on the til and a rather rude and obnoxious blonde lady. The rude blonde told us there is no soup and now we are closed. If you want to eat you have to eat outside in the cold...... More 

1 Thank Pd1969
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Emo Court grounds are amazing to visit and have enjoyed walks with my family on many occasions, always stopping for coffee in Catoca. I visiting last Saturday morning with my children and sister and was very disappointed with the service. The woman who took my order was rude and very unhelpful. I will be slow to stop for coffee here... More 

1 Thank ryanais1
County Offaly, Ireland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Visited the tea rooms for lunch. Arrived at 13.45 to be told there was no soup. Walked into the the actual seating area and had to move table on two occasions due to the dirt on both the floor and the tables themselves. The staff member serving us was rude and uninterested. We asked for a glass to drink our... More 

1 Thank 1983danny
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We often used to go to CaToCa for lunch on Sunday, or a treat mid week. We have decided to no longer go here. The owner has little respect for customers. The area where you order and pay for food is crammed with stick, no where to leave your tray comfortably to pay and I find the experience v stressful.... More 

1 Thank edmali
Roberts Creek, Canada
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207 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was our first time experiencing afternoon tea, and what a terrific experience it was in this historical landmark. We had the good fortune of having "Kate" look after us and this also added to our enjoyable afternoon tea, as she provided attentive/friendly service while allowing us private time to enjoy our meal - always appearing at just the right... More 

8 Thank Bruce L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

love the coffee here all i ever buy is a scone or dissert as it is way too expensive,owner is really rude to the point of disbelief when she is not there a great athmosphere other staff lovely,coffee is best in laois rooms are spacious and beautifull lovely views of emo court,grounds are stunning you will go back just dont... More 

1 Thank Anne G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times. The grounds of Em are just so beautiful and many times I've visited I've given this place another chance in the hope that it lives up to the standard of its surroundings. To date, it's just one disappointment after another. I doubt anything here is homemade. Today my friend had tomato soup which she... More 

1 Thank DarceyM1
Naas, Ireland
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with my daughter. We ordered fishcakes which were flat and tough with no evidence of fish. The salad which accompanied them however was lovely. The desserts were pleasant but it was clear they were not homemade. Coffee was good. The setting is beautiful. It is a pity the coffee shop does not live up to it. Service... More 

2 Thank Movanna S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emo Court, Emo, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Emo
  • Phone Number: +353 86 617 3534

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