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The Pantry

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13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
08:30 - 17:00
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Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff very friendly and helpful...food fr eshly made daily...great choice of savoury and sweet.. look out for local artists whose work is on show....busy spot but staff very efficient so waiting time is minimal.

Thank Noreen Y
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ive had a coffee and a cheesecake here at the pantry. While the cheesecake was really nice, the coffee wasnt one of the best ive ever had. Nothing beats my favourite at costa. The staff are really friendly, and its a nice place overall

Thank Agata M
County Laois, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely cafe. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Always very busy which is a good sign. The food ordering can be a bit difficult if it's busy but once you've been there you know how it goes. Staff are so so nice as is the coffee. Definitely recommend

Thank RachelMcd55
Portlaoise, Ireland
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is fantastic very fresh its clean and lovley staff feel right relaxed in it well worth a visit have been back a few times since

Thank Margaret B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. I had eggs benedit and my colleague had french toast. They cater for coeliacs. Service was really quick. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank Audrey S
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a lovely little cafe in the centre of Portlaoise. The decor in here is lovely, very tasteful and colourful. They have a great deli counter and a range of delicious cakes. The coffee is really good and they have generously sized mugs and that's more important.

Thank everdeen87
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Everdeen87 Your thoughtful review is really appreciated by everyone here at the Pantry. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous food and service. Disregard any negative comments. The food and service are excellent. But obviously it gets busy at meal times. I try to get here once a week. Hence why it's rated 2nd best restaurant in Laois.

Thank Stuart L
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Stuart, Cheers for the welcome review. We're very grateful for your regular custom and promise to keep working hard at our end to keep you returning! More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch as our first 2 restaurants of choice were closed on Mondays!! Pleasantly surprised by the decent salads. Main downside is if it's your first visit and you don't know the system it can be a bit hard to get your order in if you hit at lunch time rush. It's also very cramped but the food... More 

Thank Samantha W
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Samantha W Delighted you had an opportunity to pop in to The Pantry and it's really great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope the lunchtime buzz doesn't deter you from coming back another time. Appreciate your feedback and thank you sincerely for taking time to share it with us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I love this place, the people are very friendly, and the food is always lovely.. I Will Defiantly Be going back again

Thank Lesley W
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Lesley W We are delighted that you love our coffee shop and really look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks so very much for sharing your feedback. More 

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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My two brothers, myself and other family members met in Portlaoise on 30th December. It was half way between Cavan and Cork!! I chose The Pantry based on reviews on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. The salads, soup, paninis, coffee and hot chocolate could not be faulted. Food was freshly prepared and great value for money. I particularly want to... More 

Thank ailishob
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Ailishob Thanks for choosing the Pantry for your family get-to-gether this past Christmas. We were delighted to welcome your party and are very grateful for your kind review and thoughtful feedback. Hope to see you another time soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Cafe, European, Healthy, Irish, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: +353 57 868 1695
A taste of real home cooking is on offer at The Pantry where every single menu item is prepared in our own kitchen by a small team of enthusiastic foodies. In addition to a wide range of fresh salads, customers enjoy savoury tartlets, frittatas, quiches, roulades, ciabattas, wraps, paninis, open sandwiches in addition to a hot lunch daily special. Tasty gluten free preference catered for. Wellknown for outstanding homebaked pastries and cakes, this is a fulltime owner operated neighborhood eaterie where a warm welcome and friendly, efficient customer service is guaranteed. We also serve really good coffee.

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