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Mathews Tea Room

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Saint Kieran's Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great stop for a break. We enjoyed the food and drinks, and the shop is very comfortable.

Thank Firemat1
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for coffee but couldn't resist the cakes. All are home made and the choice is immense. We were served by a lovely young Italian girl from Mantua who was delightful and super friendly. The coffee was great and the cakes were wonderful. Go there ...

1 Thank Mark A
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109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had breakfast here and enjoyed tea/coffee. The place is small and vintage. The staff is friendly.

Thank magaggiemay
Dublin, Ireland
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We popped in here for a quick coffee and some toast and what a lovely welcome, the staff were really nice and very helpful, only for we had plans for lunch we would have definitely stayed a bit longer. We ordered some scrambled eggs and the lady (who I think was the manager) decided that they were not cooked properly... More 

Thank spurs12
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Visited these tea room on a couple of occasions during my stay. The friendliness of the owner will bring you back and the selection of home made cakes will make your mouth water.

1 Thank Hugh M
Wexford, Ireland
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Great coffee (McCabes of Wicklow ) scrumptious cakes and quiches, especially Lemon Meringue pie, lovely atmosphere

1 Thank Mezz1
Leitrim, Ireland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Had a quick cup of tea and slice of homemade apple pie today,lovely apple pie.Thought the customer service was friendly, and one of the lady's working there through a friendly joke in here and there.Nice spot for desserts. Will call again.

Thank James S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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262 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The desserts are of a nice variety. I had the apple torte with cream. It came warmed and was very good. Nice place for a cup of tea or coffee and a break from walking around Kilkenny. They also seem to have sandwiches, quiches, etc. The place is spotless and the staff is very attentive.

Thank Scalea05
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

What a cafe ! Good coffee, Good Tea and a lovely owner. Cant comment on the food but cakes to die for !! If in Kilkenny this is well worth a visit.

Thank Chris A
Blanchardstown, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Myself and my daughter visited this little jewel on our recent trip to Kilkenny, we both felt so at home sitting beside the fire :-) we received a very warm welcome from the moment we walked in by the owners. We got soup and sandwiches and the soup was delicious homemade and tasted very healthy. The food was so fresh... More 

Thank annette840

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Irish
Breakfast, Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saint Kieran's Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny

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