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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%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (29 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Opens early and has delicious breakfast options. Had "egg-celent" eggs Benedict with Cork salmon, soooo good! Convenient WiFi and coffee was spot on!

2  Thank Sara A
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Great to hear Aideen

Reviewed 18 November 2016

Serendipity indeed. We spotted this cafe /restuarant out of our River Lee Hotel window. What a gem. €24.95 (Thursday evening) for 3 truly excellent courses in a really lovely environment. €22 for a very nice bottle of red wine. Staff could not have been nicer,...More

1  Thank HappymummyKildare
CafeSerendipity, Manager at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Good value is key Thanks Aideen

Reviewed 7 November 2016

This cute cafe offers great breakfasts and coffee, with warm and friendly service and an easy going atmosphere. It's a nice break from hotel buffets!

2  Thank Oneiota
CafeSerendipity, Manager at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thank you Aideen

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A great choice if staying at The River Lee Hotel, as it is just a few steps away. I chose it because of the great reviews, and I wasn't disappointed . We went for dinner on Friday night and a brunch on Sunday. Each time...More

2  Thank Mike741776 .
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went to this restaurant last Saturday night 29/9/16, the Jazz weekend in Cork. We had a 4 course meal for €30pp & it was amazing. The food was beautifully cooked & presented. The staff were very efficient, attentive & informative. I had a smoked chicken...More

1  Thank clare936
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Delighted you enjoyed Aideen

Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food was very good: I had a delicious spinach&salmon salad. Service was friendly and efficient. Good coffee and all around a good place to relax and enjoy food and conversation.

2  Thank Karin B
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great service and food, really nice atmosphere too will definitely visit again! Eggs benedict and full Irish breakfast were fab

2  Thank Roguereview
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Super friendly staff. Had a wonderful breakfast and enjoyed our time. Cute little restaurant in a nice location.

1  Thank Peterlovestrave
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place has changed. The French have taken it over. It is not, however, a French restaurant. In keeping with their clientele they have a varied menu but the people here know food and Charles, particularly, knows wine. We were lucky that we were the...More

2  Thank iandsmith
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped twice for a large flat white while walking. Great coffee with friendly service! They also serve breakfast and lunch. Recommend!

1  Thank Kinosao
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26 June 2017|
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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
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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