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Cafe Serendipity

30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (28 reviews)
“french toast” (12 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 16:30All hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 345 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

For a small cafe across from the River Lee hotel they sure have a good thing going. Open at 0800 and brunch all weekend, this is the place to get your excellent eggs benny or even toast and scrambled eggs are perfect. Gets a little...More

2  Thank LongWayAcross
Reviewed 5 days ago

This didn't seem too much, a small place with quirky paint on the outside, but it proved to be a real gem! We were the first to arrive for breakfast, and ordered some porridge, eggs benedict and coffee, and we were not disappointed. The eggs...More

1  Thank Margaret K
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We are gentle walk from the City and agree that it's worth it. Aideen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious. If you like breakfast, and you're in Cork, make sure to go here. We had the French Toast and it was filling and yummy.

2  Thank lunes82
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Aideen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my friends, and myself about 30 mins to walk from our hotel to this cafe, and we were very pleased that we had, one had a full Irish, another a bowl of very good looking porridge, and I had poached eggs,which were cooked perfectly,...More

1  Thank Ann G
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for letting us know how you got on. The chefs are delighted you enjoyed our breakfast offerings and Michael (the young man) will be delighted with your comments.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little local place for a bite to eat friendly and helpful staff to also nice and clean and great with kids

1  Thank Derrick1232014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food, swift cook (5 minutes from ordering to eat), affordable prices. Rich menu. I recommend particularly fish.

1  Thank Tomasz S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good we had to come back a second time. Eggs Benedict Florentine were as good as any I've ever had. My wife and daughter also enjoyed the French toast and pancakes. Service was wonderful. An absolutely delightful dining experience.

2  Thank 86Gordon
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Went here one morning for Breakfast and got the tastiest eggs Benedict I have had for a long time. Service was quick allowing for everything being freshly cooked and the staff are cheerful and willing. Coffee was fresh and of good quality.

1  Thank StanleyM53
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Went on spec on our first night in Cork. The decor was relaxing and the sliding doors were open on a warm evening. I was disappointed that there was no beer especially that in Ireland wine is so expensive. We had two lamb shanks and...More

1  Thank Staghunt
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

i'm nearly afraid to give this little gem a good rating as I may not be able to get a table next time! lovely staff,great food for brunch-home cooked simple fare.

2  Thank penny2Ireland
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Response from Aideen C | Property representative |
Yes we do have a high Chair for Children
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
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18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 241 0466
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Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Thursday to Saturday. All Day Breakfast and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We are a modern Cafe on the Western Road in Cork City Opp River Lee Hotel. We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Morning Coffee and treats and Afternoon Tea and Treats. Scones served with Jam and Cream. All made for you, by us in our Kitchen at Serendipity."Fresh Homemade Food" Call in to see us anytime.
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