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 good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“panini” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (19 reviews)
“wraps” (5 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (99)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

21 - 30 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Good for cofffee/ lunches/ice cream Free wifi Wide selection of wraps and sandwiches Comfortable sofa seating upstairs and some tables out in sun.

Thank clarelor
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this café twice during our recent trip to Clifden. The food was great and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Anything the weary travellers needs, from soup to sandwiches or salad, scones, bread, sweets, ice-cream, you name it.

Thank chrischris211
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Nice variety of sandwiches, with soup options. Easy access at edge of downtown center, and worked well from us as we wanted a break from big meals.

Thank tmarq4
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Was here during my annual stay in cashel, about 25 minutes from clifden. My cousins and I went in for a bite to eat and i could honestly say I would never go there again, the staff had such grumpy facial expressions and were very...More

Thank Paulie B
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I had a very limited amount of time in Clifden but chose this spot based on a great review in Lonely Planet. Upon visiting, I found it to be very average. Not much atmosphere, the food was just ok, and worst of all, poor and...More

Thank YVR19
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this café three times in two days when hiking and commuting in Clifden and each time we enjoyed their delicious espresso. Their coffee is from Java Republic, a fine roaster in Dublin. It can be challenging finding a good espresso in Ireland,...More

Thank HeimlichVigilantes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Small cosy spot, ice-creams are delicious. Great coffee and large selection of desserts which are sold out quite early in the afternoon.

Thank YLMc
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Great coffee (they do take-away too) and a good range of wraps, pannini and cakes makes Upstairs Downstairs one of our most visited cafes anywhere. Street seats under the awning offer a nice opportunity to watch the world go buy. Additional seating upstairs. Worth a...More

Thank Setanta2
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were on the way to Connemara NP and were looking for a place to make a quick stop for a coffee. Usually when you stop somewhere you are always afraid to be rapped or dissatisfied but this place is really nice and the staff...More

Thank Mehdi T
Nearby Restaurants
Guys Bar & Snug
1,124 reviews
.03 miles away
Mitchell's Restaurant
1,238 reviews
.06 miles away
Lowry's Bar
353 reviews
.06 miles away
Mannions Bar
403 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cottage Handcrafts
11 reviews
.06 miles away
Lavelle Art Gallery
12 reviews
.00 miles away
All Things Connemara
145 reviews
.09 miles away
O`Dalaigh Jewellers
142 reviews
.06 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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