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The Lemon Leaf Cafe

70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 470 9792
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwiches” (32 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great service and great food. Had the fish and chips special and it was !!! Lovely and fresh. Inexpensive too.

Thank Trackstar7
Reviewed 4 days ago

We needed a light breakfast quickly, and the staff was friendly, welcoming, and efficient. We had a nice time in a short window. Lovely place.

Thank jartan77
Reviewed 4 days ago

Several friends met here for lunch while in Kinsale. The seafood chowder was amazing. Beware that "bacon" in Ireland is really some kind of boiled ham, nothing like bacon in the US. This cafe is charming and staff are very nice. It is not the...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The rooms in Tierneys B & B are beautiful. They are cosy, very clean and right in the centre of Kinsale. There's public parking about 3 to 4 minutes walk away. We had our breakfast in Lemon and Leaf which is on the ground floor...More

Thank RiaGiff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here after a day out as we both fancied a dessert and were both disappointed. I had the lemon cheesecake which wasnt great and I didnt enjoy it as it tasted too chessy. My wife had the lemon meringue pie which she couldnt eat...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying above The Lemon Leaf Cafe and I am glad to say the Cafe is much better than the hotel. It has a fantastic atmosphere which is down to the great staff I suspect. It is busy and vibrant and a real buzz....More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here recently while in Kinsale for a look around. We were nearby in the playground beside fishy fishy and this place came up as best rated on trip advisor as a cafe nearby. It’s lovely inside, lovely decor, well laid out, comfy seats and...More

Thank peterodonohoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at Lemon Leaf Cafe and loved it. I had a cod sandwich, presented with fresh cod fillet on a bun with delicious tartar sauce. I had not eaten such a delicious fish sandwich! The ambiance is relaxed and friendly....More

Thank Michaelshall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lemon Leaf is always a great stop for lunch. Nice relaxed atmosphere, good food and reasonable prices

Thank steve j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for a light lunch. My sister ordered a croissant and tea and the rest of us were finished before she got served. The BLT sandwich was good, but the lack of service really detracted from the meal.

Thank RetiredTravleler
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your comments. We were short staff that day, as we had a staff member call out with the flu and unfortunately no one to cover on short notice. Our apologies.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 470 9792
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Please note we can be busy during peak meal times, so please call ahead to avoid disappointment or expect to wait for a table. Our staff advises walk-in's there will be a wait.
The Lemon Leaf Cafe is based in the hear of Kinsale, Co. Cork. We offer the best coffees, breakfasts, brunches, lunches and desserts. The Lemon Leaf Café is bright, airy and homey specialising in cakes and gluten free items. Wine, local cider and local beer is available for you to enjoy with your meal.
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