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Franklyn Cafe

Cafe, European, Contemporary
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The Square, Dunleer, Ireland
+353 41 686 3385
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North West
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a small cosy cafe in the town but they do great food. Lovely soup, delicious sandwiches and baked scones, etc. Good value for mine too. Extra seating upstairs

Thank smithers58
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376 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had the soup/sandwich combo - BLT and a Chicken Caesar wrap - along with a bowl of vegetable soup. The sandwiches were delicious! The soup was the typical Irish version of vegetable soup - pureed vegetables. It's taking me a while to get used to calling this vegetable soup as it's so different than what we call vegetable soup... More 

Thank MarkfromtheIsland
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We needed a place to eat along our trip and this was perfect. The food was great and the pricing was good. Very cute place with nice simple decoration. Note: the main dining area is upstairs and I'm unsure if there are lifts up or not. There is seating downstairs as well where there food displays are.

Thank Wanderer_Jen
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Lovely wee cafe - lovely strawberry muffins - real strawberries baked into the muffins - served warm.

Thank Cherith5151
Letterkenny, Ireland
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great coffee and scones and excellent value. Very friendly service and also has wifi. A good place to stop off the main Dublin to Belfast road

Thank donegalman2015
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Random pit stop en route from Belfast to the Causeway. If you need to recharge, stop here! We had grizzly kids (3yr old and 9mth old) on arriving, happy at end. Just off the motorway, hardly a detour, so easy. Afternoon so we had a simple soup - homemade veg (delicious, perfect size) with perfect wheaten bread and Irish butter.... More 

Thank Katie W
southern ireland
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely food ...its simple but great quality ... on a budget .. i love how you can ask for as much or as little when ordering ...they have a can do attitude which i really like . ...

Thank belone
Clonmel, Ireland
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Strongly recommend this cafe for a chilled out Sunday breakfast, brunch or lunch. Smooth music, good menu, good size food portions, friendly service and affordable pricing. I will be back. Location is easy to find. Parking ok on a Sunday.

Thank TheresaBR
Drogheda, Ireland
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely little cafe. We've been eating here since it opened and its just gotten better. Can get busy at lunch times, especially at weekends. Try the lasagne, delicious!

Thank allisonharmon
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

A little gem, food looked amazing lovely and fresh loved the fact they had a slimming option so I was able to be good chilli and baked potato side salad no dressing didn't have to even tell them. Friend had lovely home cooked ham cheese and onion toasty with an apple and cinnamon individual tart, the scones looked amazing. Staff... More 

Thank Molmosog

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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
Cafe, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Dunleer, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dunleer
  • Phone Number: +353 41 686 3385

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