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Cafe Depeche

19 Lancaster Quay, Cork, Ireland
+353 87 782 4902
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“ciabatta” (2 reviews)
“depeche mode” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with a friend, very small intimate space which was nice for catching up and chatting. Lovely coffee and great flavoured hot drinks too. Love coming here during the cold months. Nice and cozy. Friendly staff!

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I think that the title says it all really... absolutely despicable.. I go out for coffee (decaff for me) at least 3 times a week... sometimes with friends - sometimes on my own.. and in all the cafe's I go to in Cork... never ever...More

1  Thank jessabells
HumphreyPorter, Owner at Cafe Depeche, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Café Depeche clearly displays its prices for all products on its Menu boards. This gives the consumers the opportunity to decide whether they want to make a purchase or not at Café Depeche. It is therefore very disappointing to read a review where the consumer...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

An amazing coffee shop with 5 star products not seen in any other coffee shop around. Amazing chocolates, lunches and most of all great coffee.

1  Thank Owen P
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great coffee, cakes and friendly staff. Really cool decor would reccomend! On a cool little street with nice shops and restaurants.

Thank Cork Vintage M
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a great place to relax with a coffee. The coffee is fantastic. The service is always personable they do a great job at finding there staff. The food is always great aswell

Thank sdp55
Reviewed 14 December 2016

As a depeche Mode band huge fan I love this place. Coffee is great, well priced. cakes, sandwiches and bites are good too...but of course music is the best!!

1  Thank walpiotr
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I often drop in to this little cafe between UCC and the City. It attracts an eclectic mix of students medics legal types and tourists. Depeche mode plays constantly but at just the right volume so even though I am not a fan it is...More

Thank maeve57
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great little cafe , wonderful selection of tea/ coffee , they also serve hot chocolate and wine. I had an Americano ( pipping hot) and the toasted pulled beef ciabatta , it was delicious and reasonably priced. Great selection of cakes and...More

Thank fairyloulou
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Cafe Depeche was across the street from the hotel we were staying at. It gets high marks on service and ambiance. They have premade sandwiches and pastries which they will warm up in a press for you. Everything was really tasty and I was sadden...More

Thank BeenThereFromPTY
Reviewed 22 September 2016

If your idea of a cappuccino is a large bowl of hot milk with barely a taste of coffee you will love Cafe Depeche. If you want the real thing it's not the place to go. The proprietor is extremely friendly. More a coffee shop...More

Thank Gerard F
HumphreyPorter, Owner at Cafe Depeche, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

Dishonest, Violent Aggressive Customer who stole our products is what this title should read. Under normal circumstances I would be quite sympathetic to customer complaints if we were to receive them, but in this instance, for your complaint I will make an exception. I will...More

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Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
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Open Hours
09:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Lancaster Quay, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 87 782 4902
Cafe Depeche espresso bar was established in Cork in 2003, long before the coffee boom hit Cork. It is a independent family run, Cork owned business, which also employs many local Cork staff, Our mission from the outset was to establish a cafe that would set the trends rather than follow them. A business that would source the finest and best ingredients and products, that our customers deserved. Since our beginning's we have set many standards and first's that have now become the norm, in the cafe culture in Cork. I am also fully aware that Cafe Depeche has one of the largest selection of hot & cold drinks and cafe food selections in Cork. Cafe Depeche at Lancaster quay, is a cosy intimate cafe, with approximately 25 seats, we were the first cafe in Cork to locate its espresso machine on its front counter and also to offer customers seating at the counter, in order to maximise the customer service that we can offer our customers. Cafe Depeche has no power to introduce any more seats and have no control on the size of commercial units in Cork. We do have a 10 seater table that we offer to those in groups over six, if available. Many of our customers reserve this table for meetings, gathering etc in advance and at Cafe Depeche we will always do our best to accommodate all our customers and their needs, where ever possible. Cafe Depeche takes extreme pride in its products. Our 'basic coffee' you refer to is a dark roasted espresso bean, which is a unique blend to Cafe Depeche. Cafe Depeche offers the widest choice of speciality espresso based drinks in Cork. Cafe Depeche was one of the first cafe's in Ireland, which was recognised by Speciality Coffee Association of Europe, dedicated to quality and training. Since 2005 Cafe Depeche also offer's a premium guest blend, which changes every month, this is offered through espresso or filter, another trend that is now catching on within the Cork Cafe Culture 10 years after it was originally introduced into Cork by Cafe Depeche. Our range of hot drinks includes but is far from limited to the traditional Ristretto, Espresso, Doppio and Macchiato. Modern long blacks, flat white and cappuccino, classics such as lattes and mocha's and Crunchy, Mint Aero, Creme Brûlée Mocha's, Nutty Irishman lattes, Hot chocolate made from the finest Belgian Callebaut white, milk & Dark Chocolate. Speciality Suki tea leaf, the finest on the market and another Irish company. Our very own brewed chai tea and matcha green tea lattes, as well as our local Barry's tea. Cafe Depeche is the home of the Flat White, Long Black, Chai tea latte, Matcha green tea latte, loose leaf tea, to name but a few in Cork, being introduced into the city years before our fellow cafes, followed our trends. In 2005 Cafe Depeche introduced One Water into the Cork Market, which went on to be the main supporter of Live 8, the same year we introduced San Pellegrino, nearly 5 years before any other cafe in Cork. 2005 also saw Cafe Depeche become the first cafe in Cork to introduce wine, into its premises. Cafe Depeche has become a haven for new companies to trend new products before they become mainstream and commercial. Cafe Depeche also sponsored local cycling and acting clubs, as well as our continued support of the Mercy Cancer foundation. We also hosted a fundraiser with Munster Rugby's New Zealand rugby players, for the survivors of the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand setting a standard of supporting groups. With regards to the 'basic croissant territory' you refer to, Our pastries are made from Isigny butter, which produce's some of the finest butter on the market. Our daily freshly baked pastry range includes Apricot croissant, Almond croissant, Pain aux raisins, traditional Isigny Croissant as well as our new chocolate Viennese. We have just also launched the 'Bordeaux classic', the Canele, which I am aware you will struggle to find anywhere else in Cork. We also offer Triple Chocolate, Multi Seed, Blueberry, Strawberry & Cream, Lemon Drizzle muffins, Cranberry & white chocolate, Triple chocolate, milk chocolate & white chocolate and macadamia cookies, Caramel & Peanut and Caramel cups in both Callebaut white and milk chocolate. We carry one of the biggest selection of Rocky Roads in Cork. Cafe Depeche also has a wide selection of salted caramel cups, Hazelnut praline cara crakine cups, matcha green tea & Callebaut white chocolate cups. Our Dark Chocolate brownie, made with Isigny butter and Callebaut Dark chocolate 70.4% has become one of our most sought after products. We offer the only and largest selection of handmade truffle bars in Cork, along with 100g chocolate bar varieties. Our 'slice of cake' is a carefully selected and handmade choice of French style patisserie, with this weeks options being Speculoos, Pineapple, citron & Coconut, 3 chocolate mousse, Salted Caramel and Apple & Creme brûlée. In the food market in Cork, we have also set many trends including introducing Cupcakes, whoopee pies, macarons and most recently french eclair. We also retail brands such as world famous Hadji Bey Turkish Delight. Regarding our lunch, we have the most creative and speciality sandwich menu in Cork. Selling out of these everyday. Our sandwich range includes Spinach, provolone, Smoked Duck with a truffle balsamic reduction Spinach, Pastrami, Gherkin with a fig chutney on a cinnamon & Hazelnut bread Baked Ham, Smoked cheddar, Gherkins with a Pear & Lime chutney on a apple & cheddar loaf Olive tapenade, Mozzarella, Sun dried tomato, basil, pesto on an Olive pave Chorizo, Smoked Chicken, basil, sun dried tomato, pesto with a balsamic reduction on a smoked sun dried tomato loaf Smoked chicken, cucumber, tomato, pumpkin seeds, blue poppy seeds, cranberries with a peach balsamic reduction on a cranberry & pumpkin seed loaf Our products are made daily by our selves at our kitchen on Washington St, so we can therefore control the quality and consistency of our products. Humphrey Porter Owner Cafe Depeche
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