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$$ - $$$
Irish, Cafe, European, British, Contemporary
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48 North Street | Skibbereen, Skibbereen, Ireland
+353 86 661 6662
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:30
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic value! Full Irish with all the trimmings for only 6 Euro. Food very good quality. Staff very friendly & accommodating. Simplistic decoration on the interior. Everything you would expect & want from a cafe.

Thank Car N
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Despite an expensive Gaggia machine and what one is lead to believe are Lavazza beans my latte was terrible. Bottom line is that the staff need to go to a barista course. They were out of some menu options because they were busy the day before, that would suggest not everything is freshly prepared. The food was bordering but not... More 

Thank Gerard F
Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Friendly staff, good service, inexpensive meals, comfortable seating and plenty of space for a baby stroller.

Thank Angela C
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Coffee cup dirty and a hair in my son's cake. Completely unaccaeptable - closing offence. Won't be back.

Thank Rachel F
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Good, homemade cakes and scones and a hearty pot of tea. English crumpets when supplies allow. Friendly and welcoming staff/owners. And fine Halloween decorations.

Thank Duffyx4
Cork, Ireland
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had been staying in drimoleague and looking for a place on route back home for a late brunch. The menu outside looked good so in we went! Hubby ordered the breakfast bap, the kids both wanted crepes with chocolate spread (no suprise there!) but I couldn't decide. Changed my mind a couple of times and then the waitress suggested... More 

Thank Dollydylo
Jefferson City, Missouri
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a nice spot to stop in for tea and cake. Lunch looked great as well. Very welcoming staff with a genuine interest in their customers.

Thank Connie C
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast. Found it hard to find any place open on a Sunday and this was a delight. The food was lovely and I would definitely go back if I was in the area again!

Thank Fiona H
Cork, Ireland
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623 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My Family and I had breakfast in Benedicts recently and we all enjoyed it. The restaurant was fairly busy. The staff were nice and friendly.There were huge portions. It was really tasty and fresh. It was good value. We will be back.

1 Thank Caroline D
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This restaurant is just super. The food is straightforward but delicious. The staff are very friendly and pleasant and the restaurant itself is bright and has a nice homely atmosphere. We enjoyed the restaurant so much so that the next day we came again and it was just as good.

1 Thank LittleWren3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Cafe, European, British, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 North Street | Skibbereen, Skibbereen, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: +353 86 661 6662
Friendly family cafe. Homemade cakes, freshly ground coffee from only €1.00 Euro. Full Irish breakfast served all day. Selection of different breakfasts, including French toast, poached and scrambled eggs and crepes. Freshly made to order thick cut sandwiches, toasties, paninis, baguettes. Homemade soups, and special of the day. Evening meals prepared for holiday makers. Outside catering and special occasion cakes available.

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