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Fennelly's of Callan

13 Upper Bridge Street, Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 86 069 1421
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Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
13 Upper Bridge Street, Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you are ever in the area this is a pit stop you won’t won’t to miss. Setting, authentic with beautiful touches, food is fantastic and the staff are wonderful. Everything freshly cooked, locally sourced and absolutely amazing. If you like your bacon, you will...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Don't miss Fennelly's! It's a unique experience just to walk through the door, and you never know what you're going to find when you get there (besides really, really good food, and a warm welcome as if you're an old friend), be it a harp...More

Thank WickedWitch1999
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great cosy atmosphere, definitely has it's owb particular style which is cool. Feels like the hub of the town. Everyone is so friendly, inlcuding the staff. Food was so tasty, using fresh and local produce. Vegetarian and vegan options. All in all, a lovely place...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Having only heard about Fennellys recently, I dropped in with my mother to check it out. Entering is like traveling back in time. It appears very small at first, but stretches well into the back and has a wonderful courtyard outside. We both had tea...More

Thank ClaireTagi
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This fantastic cafe is a year old already. Amazing success in the little town of Callan. We've visited for breakfasts and coffee/scones several times - perfectly fresh poached eggs, crispy locally sourced bacon, delicious breads and fantastic coffee. Nothing not to love!! The building is...More

1  Thank Angeld62
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely place the scrambled egg on rustic bread was delicious and the staff were very kind and mannerly 🤗🤗

Thank Flyer774877
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Whilst in Callan last saturday last, I was taken to this little oasis of scrumptiousness in street that could only be described as sad. Empty shop premises after premises, some closed for years by the looks of it. How did we come to this? In...More

2  Thank Kieran O
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I brought a tour group here last Monday, they loved it so unique and lovely friendly staff. Great coffee and lovely food. The courtyard in the back was fab, will defo be back !

Thank guinnessgirlIreland
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

What a place.. filled with such hospitality & warmth, a unique attention to detail and incredibly tasty delights. Blown away by how good the food is and the attention to detail. If you like to travel in time and have your taste buds experience new...More

1  Thank CrowtherKT
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I am from US and colleague from UK was escorting me to customers outside Dublin. We were looking for a place to have lunch and came across Fennelly's in Callan. Good find. Menus seem to be new each day. We complemented the chef on dishes...More

Thank Frank B
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Restaurant Details

Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Upper Bridge Street, Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny  >  Callan
  • Phone Number: +353 86 069 1421
Fennelly's of Callan is an independent coffee shop and arts space directed and curated by Etaoin Holahan with deliciousfood by her sister Aoife Holahan. Fennelly's had a previous life as a pub, funeral home, grocers and butchers and was run by Mrs. Fennelly of Bridge St. for many years. Etaoin has preserved a lot of this history through the decor of the coffee shop and by telling it's story. She lives above the shop and is a keen advocate of rural town centre regeneration through presence, community engagement and the arts. Fennelly's hosts musicians, artists and designers showing their work in morning and evening events in the coffee shop. It is an essential hub bringing life back to the oldest street in Callan. We source ingredients locally and emphasise traditional skills brought into the present day, through food and art. Our menu includes our Granny's brown bread, daily fresh scones, smashed avocado, French crepes, porridge and tarte citron. We look forward to welcoming you.
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