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Main Street, Lismore, Ireland
+353 58 72979
11:00 - 17:00
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Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

There's not much choice in lismore in a Sunday, the cafe looks welcoming enough but it's narrow and very dark at the back. We just wanted coffee which came with lovely free taster biscuit, and a great iced bun for junior but the coffee was quite possibly the worst I have ever tasted. It had a weak and burnt back... More 

1 Thank Yezir
Dublin, Ireland
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303 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

After a long drive to Lismore to visit the castle we were looking for a cup of tea before going into the gardens. So we ended up in this place and had a tea with a scone. the tea came in nice china and had a lovely piece of cake next to it. the scones were ok, but the Jam... More 

1 Thank Bibabever
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

sauntering up the street in Lismore we spotted this little cafe and stepped in and boy are we delighted we did.The two ladies seemed genuinely interested in us. We ordered tea and cakes which arrived quickly on lovely china. Our children loved the chocolate cake.Although the restaurant was busy the atmosphere was very relaxed.We had a lovely conversation with both... More 

1 Thank maria f
Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

In September 2013 we took a day trip to Lismore, Waterford. it was my first time there and we went and saw the beautiful Lismore Castle. We also visited St. Carthage's cathedral which was just absolutely wonderful. My husband and I spent ages walking around it and reading the different plaques erected to the memory of various people. Afterwards we... More 

1 Thank Noreen16
Dorking, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

What an absolute treasure of a cafe. Proper service for tea and a sandwich. Ladies on service went the extra mile to satisfy the kids and we will return.

1 Thank Mark R
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

Popped in for two takeaway coffees. Service was with a smile and came with a free small slice of cake. Small things which cost nothing, but things that make a difference. People running this place understand customer service. I will go back of course.

1 Thank Paulbpm
Dublin, Ireland
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

We had a quick bite to eat, 2 toasted sandwiches and 2 cokes, hit the spot. The 2 ladies behind the counter were wonderful hosts. I would return if i'm back in Lismore

1 Thank dougal59
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Very friendly place the lady's were very nice indeed, they made my a great fuss of my granddaughter, and the food was very fresh, the only thing I would say was they was not much variety there only sandwiches panini or cakes and cream

1 Thank Lorraine1507
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

This a fabulous place to visit! The hospitality is amazing and I’ve finally completed my search for the best chocolate biscuit ever!! It is mouth wateringly delicious and goes so well with a lovely pot of tea! The welcome we received made you feel really special and the people we met were nothing short of fantastic! Highly recommend a visit... More 

2 Thank BrionyMI
Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

The Rustic Cafe is what you bank on for Irish Charm, Wit And Fresh Local Fare! The two gals that run this place are Hilarious and need their own show!

2 Thank Adrienne D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Irish
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Lismore, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +353 58 72979

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?