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The Bookshelf Coffee House

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78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 239 2576
07:30 - 18:30
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 18:30
Sat 09:00 - 18:30
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped in here for a tea and breakfast while visiting Cork. We both ordered the Eggs Benedict and it was delicious. The decor in the cafe is very eclectic and mismatched, but it all still goes together in a very cosy way. The staff were all nice and helpful. Great place to check out!

Thank Rachel L
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best coffees in town. Always unusual blends of coffee from sustainably grown small plantations. The staff are so friendly and very service minded .

Thank rene213
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick stop Sunday morning for lovely coffee and warmed scone, both of which were delicious. (I'm a complete coffee snob too!) great vibe. Wish we could have stayed for brunch, menu looked very tasty. Note the address is incorrect on TA, it's actually on corner of Pembroke St.

Thank kiwikel
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to sit back, relax and get some work done on laptop. (If you find a seat) It can get very busy. WiFi is strong, waitresses were pleasant. Not over priced. Loyalty card offered to me which was good sign that they look after customers. The decor is great! Will definitely be back.

Thank David D
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in here on St. Patrick's day and it was very busy but found a place to sit. The line was long and the waiting space is small so it was a bit crowded. The service was friendly and brought our drinks out to us. I ordered a V60 and my friend had a flat white. Both were very... More 

Thank Travelforcoffee
Paul C, Owner at The Bookshelf Coffee House, responded to this review

Hey Travelforcoffee, Thanks for the nice review! You stopped in on probably one of our busiest days of the year with the parade going on outside. Glad you enjoyed your coffee and the coffee menu, which was taken down to make a few changes, is now back in place! More 

Western Ireland, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the coffee here... it is by far the best I have had in Cork. I frequent here quite often although it hurts me to do so sometimes as certain staff there are quite rude. When I see them at the counter I feel like walking out of the shop again. They are lucky the coffee is so good... More 

1 Thank emmadongeal
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff and great coffee. They're using The Barn Coffee Roasters and are doing a super job with their coffee. The brunch & lunch menu has become a lot more extensive and exciting over the last few months. A cozy cafe in the heart of Cork. Well done!

Thank Neil M
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Really nice and cosy place in one of those small streets in Cork. Service was quick and smily. Place is cute, and that was literally the best latte I had in Cork. Not far from everything else, 10/10 !!!

Thank Ju P
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Had a coffee there today and a young Irish waiter almost threw a coffee in front of me spiling some of it around and staired at me angirly without even appologising... Disappointing...

Thank Arek D
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I went there for the first time yesterday with a friend. The staff were nice but I was disappointed that they don't do decaf coffee. Also the acoustics aren't great. We were at a table near the door and I struggled to hear my friend who was sitting next to me. The floor was chipped which gave the impression that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?