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The Hungry Monk Cafe

Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
+353 85 116 1143
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (104 reviews)
“scones” (45 reviews)
“salad” (43 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If this cafe had been open when the Abbey was operating the monks would have eaten here! The food and pastries are wonderful, the staff is excellent. Not just a “tourist” stop, locals eat here too. We’ve had delightful conversations with folks from County Mayo...More

Thank F Jay V
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful quaint little place ,great food ,staff very helpful and friendly .This place had been recommended to us by our daughter ,as she had been there 2 yrs previously with her husband .fab little place ,we loved it

Thank imelda250
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had fancy dinner plans for the evening at nearby Ashford Castle, but felt we needed a quick bite to tide us over until dinner. We ordered the tomato soup and a pastrami sandwich to share. Omg, so good. The bread was delicious and there...More

Thank foodandtravelisfun
Reviewed 5 days ago

While wandering the quaint village of Cong, we found this cute Cafe that was packed with customers. We were seated quickly and brought a lovely pitcher of fresh water with orange slices to enjoy while looking over the menu. They use fresh ingredients & have...More

Thank tiffanyAlberta
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a lovely breakfast here! We were in a bit of a hurry and they got us out in time for our appointment. Food was perfect, and the people serving us (who I believe were the owners) were delightful!

Thank Kim O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for the tea and scones I've heard so many talking about. Unfortunately we were too late (around 3ish ) and the scones were all gone. They did however have a great selection of homemade cakes . We opted for the upside down pear...More

Thank Macmagner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb food, absolutely ace coffee, wonderful desserts. All in a beautiful setting. What more could anyone ask.

Thank Pandaroo22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was local and tasty. The staff friendly. The restaurant is a 10 minute walk from the castle and located on a small road.

Thank BriefBoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful café in a beautiful village. The staff will try to accommodate you if possible despite how busy the café may be at that time.

Thank lkav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rip off Ireland is well and truly alive. €8 for a lukewarm cappuccino & apple crumble. Cappuccino served in a small cup.

Thank jforde11
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Diane E
22 September 2017|
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Response from Blueeyesdv | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know.
Frank A
21 March 2015|
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Response from HungryMonk20142014 | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for your query. You can just show up or just to be sure of a table, pop in to us just before your tour. We are a couple of doors down from the museum.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 85 116 1143
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