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Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, British
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

Second try but same results, very over priced for an extremely basic Ulster fry. Coffee not great either .Wouldn’t go back

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023 via mobile

Lovely place, very friendly and helpful staff, great choice of food and drinks. All food freshly prepared inside and outside seating. Well worth a try

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023

The most unwelcoming cafe experience ever. Very unhappy staff, which ruined a trip to this nice village.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

The location is great, right near the beach in Cushendun. Unfortunately the cafe (it is a cafe not a restaurant) is charging restaurant prices for cafe food. I ordered a sausage bap and two hot drinks, the drinks came within a couple of minutes, but...after ten minutes I still didn't have the bap. I went to the counter to find out what was happening, apparently 'I was in a queue and it shouldn't be much longer'. The man at the counter didn't help the 'ambience' by walking up and down with a face like a pug chewing a wasp. The bap eventually arrived over 20 minutes after I'd ordered, the sausage was tough and leathery and had obviously been kept warm somewhere, the bap was dry and had sat around for a while. The lady at the counter said it would come with ketchup, which it didn't, and I had to wait yet again for the ketchup to be brought over. It would have been good to still have the hot drink to wash it down, but I had already drunk that by the time the food came. A beautiful part of the coast with a picturesque cafe whose food left a bad taste in the mouth, and a dent in the wallet.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

I called in with my mother for lunch. There were perhaps two tables with people, so not very busy. There was a man behind the counter making coffees for other customers. My mother stood near the door and I’m not kidding, I must have stood...for at least 10-15 minutes and the guy never even turned around to say what you’d expect ‘Sorry, I’ll be with you in a few minutes once I’ve finished these”. In this time one of the other customers - a tourist - had also approached the counter to order something else. The man ignored us completely. A young girl was behind the counter and even she didn’t smile or say hello! One guy came out from the kitchen and at least smiled as he picked something up. I’ve never seen worse customer service. If he had at least acknowledged us, we would likely have stayed and waited patiently for lunch. I turned round and left ~ we went across the street to the wonderful Mary McBride’s. We wanted to try the Corner House out for a change but sadly, we are not encouraged to go back. Sad as it’s a stunning location and with the National Trust original decor, a lovely wee cafe. Shane the National Trust still don’t manage it. Maybe it was a bad day for them - not sure - but still terrible customer service. So much for tourism.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 November 2022

Great place. The scones and lemon drizzle were fantastic, as well as the coffee. Definitely will go back to try a main course. Really enjoyed the atmosphere, and the owners are lovely. Looking forward to going back. If you are in the area, I highly...recommend stopping by.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022 via mobile

Brilliant little cafe & totally confused abt negative remarks. Great food / service / price & atmosphere. Originally going eat in Ballycastle but too busy - sooo glad we didnt as we wld have missed this little gem! The homemade roast pepper & tomato soup...(with a kick courtesy of chilli) was the best soup I have tasted in a long time! Sandwiches amazing too. Make sure you finish off with coffee (milk alternatives offered) & homemade cake! Amazing! If I was not staying in Cushendun I wld make the effort to travel here - give the eating places in busy Ballycastle a miss! We will be back! Jo & CaroleMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022

we stopped here for lunch after cushendum cave. we loved the food, we loved the atmosphere and wish more little places were like this. outdoor seating at picnic tables was great.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022

I arrived for my food extremely overpriced, thought it would be high quality, however when arrived the food was cold very sub power quality. Accompanied by a very rude older man behind the tills assuming is the owner mumbling under his breathe strange remarks, providing...low customer service. Nice location not so nice cafe.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022

went at 10.30 for coffee, took over 20mins to arrive, despite being quiet. Plenty of selections food wise. Older woman cross, not welcoming. May risk another visit may be just an off day.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2022 via mobile

We stopped off for a coffee after a walk in the rain and we couldn’t resist selecting something from the amazing selection of cakes and tray bakes. We both have a soft spot for scones so I went for the cherry and my husband the...sultana. Slightly warmed and served with jam, creamy and butter. So good 😊 so often scones are stale or have too much baking powder in them but these were perfect. The couple who have taken over the cafe were also very nice and very welcoming.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022

I have had lunch at the Corner House 3 times within the past week, and I intend to visit again over the coming week. Each visit has been a lovely experience, with friendly, attentive staff and really tasty food (even the fussy eaters of the...family enjoyed their meal)! Overall a lovely restaurant/cafe and I will be eating there again!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022

We have bee to this restaurant some time ago and it was fine. We called in today and ordered club sandwiches. We had to wait over 30mins for the food to arrive and realised we weren't the only ones with a long wait. The white...bread ( no choice offered ) was barely toasted and the salad side was bone dry - no dressing as was the fillings. All a bit disappointing as there were only a few customers.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022

Why do you ask? Well, we were soaking up too much of their WiFi that it was affecting their PoS system. We're digital nomads and introduced ourselves as much at the till when asked if we were local or just visiting. We ordered our food...and found a spot to eat and do a bit of work. I had a full fry, which was overcooked, and greasy and the beans needed parting with a knife they were that dry. My wife who has had bariatric surgery typically orders a child's meal, the menu offered a Jumbo Fish and Chips and drink, the "Jumbo Fish" was not as described, it was the size of two side-by-side fish fingers. Our obviously used plates were left at our table the whole time. Many staff walked. past and not one offered to clear them. The music upstairs was a tad too loud for comfort and we'd asked if it could be turned down, to which they kindly just turned it off completely. We ordered more drinks (at that point my wife took our used plates down the counter), as we were obviously working from their cafe and it's only right you keep spending money instead of squatting at their tables. A server then came up and asked what WiFi we were using, as their PoS system was struggling. We were using the BT WiFi system that we pay for through our provider, which I guess was causing them issues, not of our making as it's a side channel possibly from their own network. The music then came back on again. Then we were asked if we could vacate the premises as there were large queues forming downstairs (even though there were only two occupied tables upstairs (which included ours) and they needed the space. We finished our beverages, got up, and left. The only way to exit was down the stairs where there were indeed NO queues at all, and still plenty of seating available outside in the sunny area out the back. Not a great experience for a National Trust premises.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022 via mobile

Stopped of with daughters and grandchildren today. The new owner Jill, took time to come and chat with us. Beautiful lady, in this quaint cafe, in a beautiful location, serving good quality food. We will definitely be back, and highly recommend this venue to everyone.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Maybe they don’t have the internet? The National Trust website/app shows the cafe is open 10.00 to 17.00 today so I would assume most days in December apart from the bank holidays. Perhaps phone them before you travel?
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