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The Bookshelf Coffee House

78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 239 2576
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“scones” (29 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Hours
Irish, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t rate this cafe highly enough! The staff are incredibly warm and friendly, the coffee is great and the brunch is fantastic. Would recommend the Eggs Benedict with asparagus, it’s second to none. The cafe is child-friendly without feeling like a Creche. I go there...More

Thank Veronica K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in today to the bookshelf with a friend and ordered from the brunch menu. The restaurant was quiet about 6 people there at the time. We proceed to order eggs Benedict, breakfast bap and two coffees. We got the two coffees and waited and...More

Thank seankB8187WL
Paul C, Owner at The Bookshelf Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sean, We had numerous problems on Sunday gone which we can only apologise for and ensure they will not be repeated. Can you please contact me on paul@thebookshelfcofffeehouse.com I would love the opportunity to offer you guys a voucher for full brunch on us...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for an awesome place to have some brunch then definitely you should visit The Bookshelf. It has this ambience which is suitable for people who just wants to have a cozy morning, have good talk with friends and some kind of chillax...More

Thank Crystal Gay B
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Sat for om hours with my friends while we enjoyed coffies and teas. Really good atmosphere, and service was alright. I had a sweet scone with rasberry, which were the perfect combination to my cappuchino! My friend had plate with avocado and eggs, which looked...More

Thank Haugtuussa
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Cozy and very quiet place, perfect for a relaxing day alone or with friends. I had a nice tea and the employee gave me a nice banana biscuit for free! Very kind!9

Thank valesarag
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The cafe itself is great spot and the seats ab the window are always nice to sit and chill with a coffee but the staff seem very uninterested and not the friendliest. My server seemed very put out when I asked what was in the...More

Thank malley18
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely modern and super clean cafè. The waitress was lovely and friendly and there was a lovely atmosphere. I ordered scrambled eggs, toast and tea. The scrambled eggs were very salty and not nice. The bread not great either. I didn’t finish it. Such...More

Thank MM1Kenmare
Paul C, Owner at The Bookshelf Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hey there, I am not sure what happened as we use Bacús Sourdough fresh each day and its delicious. As for the eggs maybe there was a mistake made in the kitchen. Anyway whatever it was we would be happy to rectify the situation if...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Nice cozy shop with small but contemporary breakfast menu, coffee was excellent, refreshing for Cork

Thank Jana C
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I used to really like this place for a coffee and a scone , lovely atmosphere but my last couple of visits have been disappointing . Out of scones , loud music , staff not nice , seem to be just doing a job rather...More

Thank FearGlic
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

First time visiting and enjoyed the atmosphere and relaxed nature of the place and the staff seemed to gel extremely well. Coffee was very watery however and no real strength or flavour! Probably will try again at some stage.

Thank Kidthetraveller
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20 August 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Hey Kim, Thanks for contacting us, we offer a limited gluten free range. Our soups are gluten free and we do a gluten free cake range but unfortunately we do not offer gluten free sandwiches because there isn't enough... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 239 2576
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