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The Pantry

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Saint Kieran's Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Off a very busy street is this wee oasis where calm prevails! Warm and welcoming atmosphere with gorgeous cakes and delicious delights to tempt you on your right as you enter. A menu full of variety, charming servers who are so very helpful and efficient allowing time to relax or have you in and out your choice. Quiche was so... More 

Thank MaireAnne2016
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

To Mary & her wonderful team.....thank you all so much for the amazing cake you made for our daughter's christening. It looked absolutely stunning and tasted devine....all of the guests were raving about it!!! The service was fantastic...so personable and professional....I couldn't recommend you enough. Many many thanks.....looking forward to tasting your next delicious creation!!!

Thank Amy K
Greater London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice cafe with tasty cakes and sandwiches. Staff all very friendly. Both my wife and I had wraps and chips. Nice place for a pit stop.

Thank Holja
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108 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Good sized café with tables both inside and outside. Menu is best described as traditional Irish fare but they will accommodate for your tastes. Very much the home bakery based café with food freshly prepared and baked. Do not leave here without having the warm apple tart and fresh cream - worth going to Kilkenny for.

Thank Smilingguest
Roberts Creek, Canada
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207 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,358 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I love Kilkenny, both for the easy walking ability of this terrific little town as the numerous shops, people watching and the buskers (some 'very good too!) We like the location of The Pantry and love to drop in for a latte and light meal or one of their delicious desserts (and there's loads to choose from).... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Slow service(40minutes), tiny "large" ceaser salad with very bad lettuce, had to send it back. They may have been having a bad day but I wouldn't recommend.

Thank Cathy M
Waterford, Ireland
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

During Kilkenny Arts Festival I has occasion to have breakfast there two mornings and one lunch. Good to have orders taken at the table and the breakfast was great value and the bread was homemade from their own attached bakery. The lunch was excellent,and the staff on busy days were attentive and helpful. A real gem of a place

Thank storym
Cashel, Ireland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have eaten in this coffee shop and i like the food their cakes are really nice and the carrot they make is second to none i find the staff friendly and it is well worth trying

Thank Tipperarysth
Tayvallich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

A very good place for a light lunch, with fast, friendly service.Our group of 11was accommodated with ease.

Thank TonyPFrogmore
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I came here for a quick lunch of a sandwich and a cup of tea. The place seemed busy and popular with locals, so I thought it would be of good quality. However, it took a while to get served, and even longer to get the attention of the waitress to order some desserts. My sandwich was a simple toasted... More 

Thank J D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saint Kieran's Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: 086-776-2250

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