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Short Quay Cafe

Short Quay | Kinsale, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 470 9213
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“apple tart” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Short Quay | Kinsale, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dhort coffee break for the boss, Coffee was good and she was happy to have a polenta cake as she was trying to avoid wheat, I had a lovely hot chocolate, lovely wee shop, well worth a visit

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic breakfast in this friendly cafe, lovely poached egg with avocado & pesto. I would highly recommend this cafe

Thank RynnMauramartin
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stopped for a coffee at this place which was pretty much the first cafe we saw as we walked from where the Cork buses stop into the main part of the town. It's only small but we managed to get seats and very much...More

Thank Travelfromessex
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot for breakfast or lunch the service is great and you can have a great chat with the owner. The food is lovely and the walls off the cafe have pictures of her family which makes it very friendly.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Enjoyed tea and scones a very pleasant conversation with the owner who9 has traveled extensively. We talked about the glory of travelk and ho9w wonder Ireland can be.

Thank Eddie L
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after a walk around town had a latte and apple tart, my husband had a flat white and rocky road, we really enjoyed our visit to this sweet cafe, wonderful coffee and cake and fabulous service, perfect spot to stop when in Kinsale

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It was my first time in Ireland, my friends and I discovered this wonderful place... and we were surprised with the best Cakes we' ve ever tried.Antonio the baker told us to try his Cakes , Carrot and Lemon Cakes.... completely amazing. I wish i...More

Thank Elena R
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Am local and only recently discovered Short Quay cafe, their Carrot cake and lemon cakes are to die for. Their baker...Antonio...is apparently making Guinness cake this weekend....can't wait!! PS....Great coffee and super selection of teas.

Thank ainewade
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stopped of for a coffee and a sandwich after a pleasant walk around the village worth a visit on a sunny afternoon.

Thank Skel2014
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Nice freshly made salads and sandwiches at a very reasonable price. We ate lunch there and we enjoyed our food served with a smile. I would really recommend for a reasonably priced lunch (hard to find this value for money in Kinsale)

Thank anne M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 05:30
09:30 - 05:30
09:30 - 05:30
09:30 - 05:30
09:30 - 05:30
09:30 - 05:30
09:30 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Short Quay | Kinsale, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 470 9213
Open 7 days a week from March to October and five days from November to February. 9.30am to 5.30pm. Breakfast and Lunch Panini's/ Wraps/ Sandwiches (with vegetarian options). Beautiful salads made daily on the premises. Homemade baking - tray bakes and slices. Delicious, healthy food, sourced locally and cooked with passion.
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