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The Square, Crosshaven, Ireland
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York, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three weary yachtsmen arrived for breakfast after a very rough trip from Southampton in a small yacht and rough seas. The welcome was warm, smiles from all the staff, and the breakfast fresh, filling and tasty. I particularly recommend the breakfast bagel which was fantastic, in particular the white pudding.

Thank MarkMYorkshire
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We are here three times in two days. We also ate in three other places in the same period. This cafe was better than most places I have eaten in any city in Ireland. It was full any time we came but tables were turned and reset in impressive time. So there was little or no waiting time to be... More 

1 Thank Pavel B
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I have been here several times. The cakes are wonderful. The indoor seating area is quite cosy. Outdoor seating is also available - some brollies might be nice. The café is nearly always full, which makes it hard to get a seat. The food is fresh and tasty.

Thank CrosserFan
Crosshaven, Ireland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

What a gorgeous setting right on the edge of the Rivers End. Be it breakfast, lunch or just a takeaway coffee this place is a must if you're visiting Crosshaven

Thank sheilaswheels12
co cork
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent value ,terrific staff and great location. Like everything else the coffee is first rate. It is one of the meeting places for locals and strangers alike.

Thank rastarambo
Tralee, Ireland
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

On a recent trip to Crosshaven with some friends we asked a local where in the town would he recommend a good restaurant. Without hesitation he said the Rivers End Cafe in the Square. We decided to go there and we were not disappointed. Located overlooking the sea with indoor and outdoor seating we got a very pleasant welcome. We... More 

2 Thank Donal C
Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We always go here for Sunday breakfast when we're visiting friends and family in Cork. The food is amazing and the service is great and so friendly. The full Irish breakfast, the eggs benedict and the pancakes are a must try fir anyone visiting the area.

Thank ShellyB1978
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Gluten free cake that melted in my mouth, and excellent coffee to go with it. Excellent service and friendly staff. Good food selection. Small but comfortable. And great outdoor seat's, well worth a visit,guarantee you will go back.

Thank Paul C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Wonderful place for breakfast. Much easier than cleaning the stove on the yacht. Sit here, have a great breakfast and watch the world come and go whilst waiting for the tide to be "just right". Leave with a full belly!

Thank Mark G
Delft, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to have a stop for a coffee or a snack. At the centre of Crosshaven village with an amazing view of the sea and the boats.

Thank Panayiotis N

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Crosshaven, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Crosshaven
  • Phone Number: 0214833682

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