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The Gentian Cafe and Wine Bar

The Quay, Kinvara H91 A2CW, Ireland
+353 91 637 934
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (21 reviews)
“porridge” (5 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
The Quay, Kinvara H91 A2CW, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Hi if looking for a nice reasonable place to eat it has it all friendly staff great food kids love it

Thank Tina m
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

A quick stop en route to the Cliffs of Moher, and it was perfect. Fabulous flat whites (I mean really good) with quality muffins, cake & pain au chocolat. Friendly service and decent prices topped off a lovely stop over.

Thank Plessie
Reviewed 7 May 2018

What a great place! This then is so great and has everything you need .. starting with the scones at this place. Do yourself a favor and don't bother caring what you are eating ( counting calories ) .. just enjoy.

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Driving north for a wedding and stumbled on this lovely place. Great Irish breakfast to set us up for the day. Friendly service and atmosphere

Thank Tessa W
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I was in Kinvara over the Xmas and had heard great things about this café. I tried out the Veggie breakfast and I was so good I went back the following day for another. Everything is fresh and you can tell its home made and...More

Thank maudiequinn
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Have been here before and coffee is nice but restaurant is a bit chilly and today they gave me something with dairy in it even though I let the girl know I was allergic. The food I ate there was the only thing I had...More

1  Thank creativegaeilge
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a late breakfast at the Gentian Cafe in Kinvara on our way from Galway to the Cliffs of Mohar on the day that Storm Eleanor hit. We were a large group of hungry travellers, all intent on a good brekkie, and the...More

Thank ingewnz
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This was an unplanned stop on a road trip and it was a great find! Really good Irish breakfast and scones. It's a tiny restaurant with wonderful atmosphere, good food, and friendly service. The town is right on the river with nice views of boats.

1  Thank jemx1
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for coffee as TripAdvisor reviews recommended the coffee. The atmosphere was great but the coffee was very disappointing. The staff need some serious education on how to make coffee and how to froth milk!!

4  Thank jasoooooooon
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely find in Kinvara. Breakfast was hot, tasty eggs benedict in a cosy, friendly coffee bar. Lots of delicious looking pastries and croissants too. A lovely place and good to see it is very popular with the locals too.

Thank Riansnan
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18 August 2015|
Response from Adriana B | Reviewed this property |
Of course, we are just so blessed to have taken this trip and had a great experience everywhere we went especially here. Thank you again!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$44
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Kinvara H91 A2CW, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
  • Phone Number: +353 91 637 934
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The Gentian Cafe was sold in February and is now trading as ISHKA Cafe. They are equally lovely with great food and coffee and would be delighted to receive your reviews under their own name. Thanks for your custom
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