We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Upstairs Downstairs Cafe

Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 22809
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“panini” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
“lemon cake” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (110)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good little cafe in Clifton offering a good range of sandwiches and cakes. It caters for vegetarians,vegans and has gluten free options too. Well located in the centre of the town with easy parking nearby

Thank nicholasbashford
Reviewed 2 December 2017

A handy place right in the town centre with a bright and colourful upstairs seating area. Excellent scone and good coffee, with friendly service

Thank fleming47
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We don't get to visit Clifden very often, but when we do it's usually that time of day when you feel like Coffee + a light Snack. Having tried quite a few venues over the years, we've yet to discover one as consistently good as...More

Thank Gooner10_8
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

While passing though Clifden we stopped for dessert and coffee. I love lemon everything, so I couldn't resist the lemon cake. Oh my word, it was unbelievably good. So lemony. The kind of lemony flavor you don't often encounter. Just delicious. If you love lemon,...More

Thank MizMunce
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

After driving the Sky Road I was looking for a lunch place and this looked nice from the outside and it was. I had the chicken & vegetable wrap special of the day plus a cup of soup for €2 extra. Very nice. I followed...More

Thank lady5000
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here while staying in Clifden, menus are available just inside the door, you choose what you want and pay at the till when ordering. It was a wet windy day so we went upstairs and sat and the staff brought up our...More

Thank Terrianne_10
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great menu selection for lunch with a good choice of teas. There is seating - as the name suggests - both upstairs and downstairs. Staff are lovely and the cafe is bright and fresh.

Thank Nora S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stopped in Clifden for a morning snack and chose this café because it looked friendly from the outside. And so it was! We ordered tea and lemon cake which was delivered to us (with cream!) upstairs while we gazed down on an uninterrupted view...More

Thank reviewer23_12
Reviewed 23 September 2017

A tip is to sit upstairs here where your food, drink is brought to you. It has free wifi (rather slow) and it it light and comfortable. I had a black coffee which was large, very strong and delicious - for €2.

Thank gw1pcd
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely lunch with even better dessert. Very friendly staff. Would highly recommend this as a lunch break and dessert treat.

Thank J_McN_2012
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Clifden
Barry's Hotel
15 reviews
.00 miles away
Foyles Hotel
297 reviews
.05 miles away
Alcock & Brown Hotel
341 reviews
.07 miles away
Clifden Station House
1,476 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Steam Coffee House
141 reviews
.17 miles away
Restaurant Darcy Twelve
92 reviews
.06 miles away
Guys Bar & Snug
1,211 reviews
.03 miles away
Lowry's Bar
376 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cottage Handcrafts
11 reviews
.06 miles away
38 reviews
.19 miles away
Lavelle Art Gallery
14 reviews
.00 miles away
All Things Connemara
158 reviews
.08 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Upstairs Downstairs Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 22809
  • E-mail
Finest grade 1, Organic Fairtrade Arabica coffee in town. Great value bagels, panini, wraps, salads, home baked cakes and Irish ice cream served in a nice atmosphere FREE WIFI AVAILABLE
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing