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2-3 Kirwans Lane, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 567 010
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“quiche” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2-3 Kirwans Lane, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Goyas for the past 10 years. it is simply wonderful. I particularly like the personal attentive service and ,oh yes, the cakes. Personally, I absolutely love the Cranberry and Almond Tart, which I order to take away , at least...More

1  Thank Padraig B
emer m, Owner at Goyas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Padraig B, Thank you for your absolutely lovely review..we all very much appreciate it. I am a firm believer in a very personal approach with all my clients. .whether they are regulars such as yourself or visitors to the shop..it is paramount to a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for a coffee and cakes. Fast efficient service. Plenty of people coming and going which is testament to its popularity. Could do with a good make over as is now very dated. The cakes are fantastic and will become a regular haunt for me....More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 10 April 2018

After over 12 years of returning to Goya’s I have yet to be disappointed in anything. The staff are lovely and helpful. The atmosphere is happy and the cakes are sublime. They also do amazing lunch dishes and salads. The lemon meringue pie is a...More

Thank mglrowan
emer m, Owner at Goyas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Mglrowan, Thank you for your lovely review..it thrills everyone at Goyas when we here from clients that they REALLY enjoyed their visit..appreciation is always fantastic. .THANK YOU !! we look forward to seeing you and your family soon again, Emer and all the crew...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We ordered our christening cake from Goya’s and it was delicious. The lady I spoke to over the phone was so lovely and advised me brilliantly about what to go for. We received a beautiful chocolate cake with our daughters name on it and it...More

Thank Caroline F
emer m, Owner at Goyas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Caroline F, My apologies for the delay with acknowledging your lovely review. We are delighted that you were pleased with both the cake and the service..both must work in tantum so that the experience and your memory of Goyas is as near perfect as...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Emer at Goya’s bakery! 60th Birthday cupcakes, made, decorated beautifully and delivered to Kirwans restaurant. Fantastic service! Thank you so much for making that night extra special. Jade

Thank peach04
emer m, Owner at Goyas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Am delighted you enjoyed them..thank you Jade for taking the time to write.. We really appreciate it when a client does this.. Hope to see you in Galway soon again..

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Goyas is a lil hidden gem in Galway city (Old Quarter). The cakes are devine. Nothing better than to sit outside on a summers day with a slice of cake and a coffee. Well worth a visit and in a great location.More

Thank DeeCon83
Mama G, Owner at Goyas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hi DeeCon 83. ..Thank you so much for your lovely review... I always think it's hard to believe we are only a stone's throw from the throng and yet it's so peaceful on the courtyard. ..and now we have cuddly rugs so you are welcome...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

After walking 5 miles around town I stopped in for some cake and coffee. It's a large cafe and I found it a bit impersonal. Cake was good, not great. Coffee had a lot of grinds in it. I didn't go back during the week...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We love this place: good food, lovely cakes and great service what more could you want. It is opposite Judy Green's pottery (well worth a visit) and I especially loved their club sandwich. I think it suffers a bit by being away from the main...More

1  Thank LondonLal
Mama G, Owner at Goyas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you LondonLal for the lovely review...We are a little tucked away, I agree with you, However, I think it adds to the magic when you find us !! We look forward to serving you soon again ...Emer at Goyas.

Reviewed 22 September 2017

We wandered into Goyas based on the wonderful pastries in the window. We had one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. The Quiche was delicious as was the assortment of pastries. The staff could not have been more accommodating and helpful.We had hoped...More

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

It's tucked away in a little alley but a gem! The tarts, scones, pies are all so delicious!!! The price is reasonable too!

Thank Jon Wei K
Mama G, Owner at Goyas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you Jon Wei K for your lovely review !! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Goyas, after finding us..which sometimes can be difficult!! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Emer at Goyas.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-3 Kirwans Lane, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 567 010
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