Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in North of the Liffey

Oxmantown

Delicious breakfasts and excellent sandwiches make this relatively new cafe one of the standout places for daytime eating on the north side of the Liffey. Locally baked bread, coffee supplied by Cloud Nine (Dublin's…
Top Choice Cafe in Kilmainham & the Liberties

Fumbally

A bright, airy warehouse cafe favoured by hipsters, who come for the healthy breakfasts, salads and sandwiches – and the guitarist strumming away in the corner. In 2016 it introduced Wednesday Dinner (mains €15), wh…
Top Choice Cafe in Cashel

Cafe Hans

Competition for the 32 seats is fierce at this gourmet cafe run by the same family as Chez Hans next door. There's a fantastic selection of salads, open sandwiches (including succulent prawns with tangy Marie Rose s…
Top Choice Cafe in Galway City

McCambridge's

The long-running food hall here has some superb prepared salads, hot foods and other more exotic treats. Create the perfect picnic or enjoy your pickings at the tables out front. All high ceilings, blond wood and b…
Top Choice Cafe in Dungarvan

Meades

Enjoying an ace position on the town’s main square, this cafe has a cheerful vibe with a kids' corner, sofas to lounge on, papers to read and a menu of scrumptious baked goods, as well as savoury tartlets, home-made…
Top Choice Cafe in Killaloe & Ballina

Wooden Spoon

In a narrow passage just up from the waterfront, this popular bakery and cafe offers up Med-flavoured fare in a colourful setting that brings a gentle splash of vibrancy to Bridge St. Expect pavlovas, flapjacks, tif…
Top Choice Cafe in Dingle Town

Chowder

This unpretentious, always-busy cafe serves top quality bistro food as well as breakfast pancakes and fry-ups – the signature seafood chowder is tasty, but lunch specials such as homemade crab tart, open sandwich of…
Top Choice Cafe in Abbeyleix

Gallic Kitchen

Set in an old haberdashery shop named Bramley's, this outlet of the Gallic Kitchen sets mouths watering for anyone familiar with the food of chef Sarah Webb. Her delicious jams, preserves, baked goods and other trea…
Top Choice Deli in Galway City

Sheridans Cheesemongers

Sheridans Cheesemongers is aromatic with the superb local and international cheeses and other deli items, many from the Mediterranean. Its real secret, however, is up a narrow flight of stairs. Sample from a huge wi…
Top Choice Cafe in Strandhill

Shells

Be thrilled by the surf from the terrace at this sprightly little cafe right across from the beach. Flowers on tables and herbs in the dishes come from the owner's garden. The baked goods are excellent as is the cof…