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Contemporary art gallery cafe in the heart of Kilkenny city with an oasis of outdoor seating in our large garden terrace. We serve homemade lunch, brunch, treats all made fresh daily in our kitchen and perfect with a speciality coffee from Irish roasters.
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$9
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, Deli, Contemporary, Diner, Healthy, Street Food, Soups, Dining bars
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Private Dining, Parking Available, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

Sharon and the team provided catering for day two of our wedding and start to finish were brilliant to deal with. Sharon looked after everything and brought food to the venue in the Smithwicks factory, not so much as a crumb left and guests all...raves about it. Thanks again for all your help.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Went to summer yoga and brunch Sunday morning event... what a fabulous way to spend a Sunday morning! Beautiful yoga class with David in the sunshine followed but delicious overnight oats, juice and coffee. Really value for money, will definitely come again and recommend to...a friend!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023 via mobile

Gorgeous fresh food in beautiful surroundings. MUSE is a must visit when in Kilkenny. Based in the beautiful Butler Gallery Kilkenny, Muse is a peaceful and friendly cafe with fab outdoor seating and very accessible for those with limited mobility. Service is a little slow...but worth the wait.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023 via mobile

I can’t compliment Sharon and her team more. We had brunch delivered to us for 15 people for a hen party and all our guest were so so impressed. Great selection of choices and all very affordable. Would definitely recommend if you’re in Kilkenny!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023

I ordered 2 large sandwich platters from Muse for a girls lunch and I honestly couldn’t recommend them enough! Freshly made, beautifully presented, great selection and they were delivered straight to our door in time for lunch! A personal note added inside was a lovely...touch! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2023 via mobile

It's been ages since I was here and it's good as I remember. Even though they were busy, and looked to be training new staff, they still managed great food. The coffee is awesome. Love the setting too.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2023

I visited Muse with my family over the Christmas period, and was very impressed. Great customer service and welcoming staff not to mention AMAZING FOOD!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022 via mobile

At least they have a vegan option but it is a poor effort. The menu never mentioned mustard but it was all I could taste. The hummus vanished into the wrap and the veg were very tired. Needs to be much better to get repeat...customMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 August 2022 via mobile

Overall a nice visit. I had the bacon and fruit pancakes, they were lovely. My husband had the bagel but it was quite stale unfortunately. We had booked a pod online but they were all full when we got there so we sat on the...normal tables outside, so there actually wasn’t any point in booking online. Staff and location were lovely!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2022

When looking for a place to eat, In Kilkenny, no visit is complete, without a stop at the Cafe Muse with it's good eats, lovely surroundings and booze. The setting is delightful even if the weather is frightful. The garden pods are so cosy (and...private against the nosy). The staff are so very charming and the prices not too alarming. The offer breakfast, dinner and lunch and even a mid-day brunch. The food is so fantastic (remember to wear pants with waistband elastic!) Ignore the bad review - these people don't have a clue. Instead, don't hesitate to race to this absolute gem of a place!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 December 2021

Stopped here mid shopping trip to Kilkenny as we had heard great recommendations. We sat in a Pod outside and it was a really lovely experience. The Staff were very friendly and chatty with the kids and we had the Christmas Sandwich and some sausage...rolls. Couldn't resist the chocolate biscuit cake with a coffee after. Overall it was very tasty and we will make it our regular stop when in town.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021

Came here again for brunch.we hadn't booked the pods but the server checked availability and we were able to get one which was very much appreciated as it was cold outside but we were very snug....and smug...with our heated pod. Coffee really good and food...to match. We tried lots from big al breakfast bap to pancakes to eggs benedict and all were great. Good value and well presented. The epic hot chocolate lives up to its billing too. Last time I came the setting was super with weather to match. This time weather wasn't great but setting still is. Would wholeheartedly recommend as a hidden gem in KK. A step(or two!!!) above the normMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 November 2021

We were here a few months back and the food was amazing. Came again and it was disgusting. We got the eggs Benedict. The poached eggs were cold and way over cooked, the bread was a rock you could break a tooth on it and...the hollandaise was basically scrambled egg. I don’t know what has happened to the food but it’s an utter disappointmentMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 11 November 2021

A little bit pricy but worth it. Beautiful setting, staff friendly, food was great, coffee a little average but the kids hot chocolate was fantastic. My son had to get seconds 🤤 The pods are so cute and such a great idea. Will be back...here when we visit town again 😊More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 31 October 2021 via mobile

I've had lunch/coffee and treats here numerous times. Covered outdoor seating with Glasshouse pods for wet and windy days are perfect. Central location, beautiful setting inside and behind Butler Gallery. Good food and coffee with friendly staff! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Muse coffee + food is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5