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Filter Espresso and Brew Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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19 George's Quay, Cork ..., Ireland
+353 21 239 7046
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Up there with the best coffee shops in Cork. If you're passing defo make it your business to grab a coffee in there! It won't disappoint !

Thank Tom H
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a tiny spot so you may not get a seat but regardless this is the best coffee I've had in Cork City.

Thank enimhuin
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Filter is an archetypal third-wave coffee shop. If you have opinions about coffee, then this is definitely the place for you in Cork. I was visiting Cork for a very busy event, and these fellows kept me going with one perfect espresso after another, with beautifully crafted coffee-and-milk beverages for my friends. The coffee is excellent, with a small but... More 

Thank chrisgo7
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Coffee grown worldwide can trace its heritage back centuries to the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau. There, legend says the goat herder Kaldi first discovered the potential of these beloved beans. "The story goes that that Kaldi discovered coffee after he noticed that after eating the berries from a certain tree, his goats became so energetic that they... More 

Thank Clive3417
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I'm a regular visitor to filter. The coffee is lovely and strong, just how I like it. They have lots of good blends. Selection of cakes is varied and very tasty. If you manage to get a seat and have your coffee sitting in, the vintage cups and plates are lovely! Decor is a bit random for me - but... More 

Thank FiFi C
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Intimate and friendly cafe with good food and the best coffee around. Fast considering it is busy and the coffee is super fresh.

Thank Leonard m
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Filter was very good when it opened first. The owner worked there all the time and standards were high even if service was a bit slow. As he works there less and less frequently coffee has gone downhill. The staff go through the motions but it seems like mentally they want to be somewhere else.

Thank Gerard F
Leon, Nicaragua
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

i have a nice cup of filter coffee there, good selection of coffee beans for home, friendly personal, good service.

Thank Mara K
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice place, looks great and chilled atmosphere. Great staff. Only problem would be the coffee, really weak and not much flavour. I was very disapointed

1 Thank Joseph C
Norwell, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Described by the Lonely Planet as a "monument to coffee nerdery" and they are right. Numerous varietals of coffee with a small staff that knows its stuff and will brew your cup individually. If you like coffee you need to go.

Thank BeantownBilly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 9
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 George's Quay, Cork ..., Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 239 7046

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