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Poets Corner

44 Main Street, Kinsale Co Cork, Ireland
+353 86 227 7276
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
“cake” (24 reviews)
“pastry” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
44 Main Street, Kinsale Co Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff were really good but when we went to pay we got a real shock as the price of two teas and two scones was €11. This has to be the most expensive in Ireland and a complete rip off. Having traveled the length...More

Thank johnomahony
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday morning with a good cappuccino doesn't get any better unless you get a tasty pastry/cake with it. Poets Corner is a great escape for a break. The food is fresh and fills all your needs. The staff are very friendly and greet you with...More

Thank Conor C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go here order the sticky hot chocolate and you can melt your own stick of chocolate into some hot frothy milk-yummy! Carrot/ginger/apple soup and cheese and tomato toastie were great as well.

Thank Laurelaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were searching for a place for breakfast/tea and found Poet's Corner. It's a very small used bookshop/cafe. I didn't count how many tables, but it's very tight. One of us had egg, toast and tea and the other carrot cake and a cappuccino. The...More

Thank LR B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Had a wonderful afternoon at poets corner - sat and read and watched the world go by whilst drinking lovely coffee. We had a really lovely lunch and a great cake, the staff were incredibly friendly and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The...More

Thank kbirdlondon
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Had coffee and lemon square here today. It was very relaxing. Get there playing guitar and singing. Place was constantly busy. Very hip place. Recommend you try here.

Thank joshkatie
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I chose this cafe because I love books, I wasn't disappointed at all. The lady working was very friendly, she seemed happy to serve me and to work there. Scones are my favourite pastry, I've had lots of them in my life, I have to...More

Thank icastonguaybernier
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Loved this coffee shop, had delicious toastie sandwich, ham and cheese, the bread made from potatoes is unusual and delicious. Also bought the gluten free lemon drizzle cake to take away. Yummy! The staff very friendly.

Thank hummingbird444
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is a model that should be copied and brought to every area of Ireland. Excellent food, friendly staff and quality atmosphere. We'll be back!

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

While six of our friends stopped at "Fishy Fishy" for their meal, we (four of us) opted for something a little more special as suggested by locals, "Poets Corner". The food is just plain good eating - healthy and tasty with fast very friendly service....More

Thank travelerted
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24 May 2016|
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Response from Ralph C | Property representative |
Hi there, sorry for the late reply, We welcome wheelchair users and have had many in before but we do not have disabled toilet facilities unfortunatley as we are very limited for space. Hope you enjoy/enjoyed your trip to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Main Street, Kinsale Co Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 86 227 7276
  • E-mail
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