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House Cafe

) #136 of 507 Restaurants in Cork ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, Cafe, European
Cork Opera House | Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 490 5277
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“hummus” (2 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Cork Opera House | Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
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Reviews (34)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just dropped in on spec for some lunch and couldn't believe that a cafe of this standard was in Cork for 5 years without knowing about. I was immediately greeted with a lovely warm welcome from Victor who had me seated and served quickly. The...More

Thank brianwbarry
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I met a friend for lunch on Friday. There is an extensive selection to choose from and all food is freshly made. As it is not self service it is great to sit down and get table service. Nice friendly staff

Thank JeanMary1950
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Good selection of foods, friendly service and good value for money - what more do you want? There seems to be quite a variety of foods (incl. homemade desserts) on offer, ranging from comfort foods, lovingly cooked "mommy-style", to the healthier end of the spectrum,...More

Thank Charley J
Reviewed 6 February 2017

First visit here after the usual coffee / snack stops in Cork...handy location just off the main shopping area and in the ground floor of Cork Opera House which is a modern red brick building. Nice atmosphere and a very good menu with a slant...More

Thank ExpatKL88
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Had lunch here last Saturday. I had never been here before and I was really very impressed. They have an extensive menu from which I had bruschetta and my husband had fish tacos both excellent especially the olive tapenade which came with the bruschetta. Very...More

Thank _nicolacurran8
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Came here on two occasions for breakfast and for tea and a cake. Ordered their sourdough toast which came with a beetroot hummus and slow roasted oven tomatoes. I'm not big on tomatoes, nor beetroot, but I loved the intense flavours of both on my...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Love this cafe. Anytime I come here the food and people are always great. Must make a visit again soon!

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The house cafe serves nice food, lovely coffee, in a spacious setting with a view. It represents good value.

Thank Ingemarianne
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I eat here on a regular basis, the reason is simple : great food and service The menu is a smorgasbord of local fresh ingredients with a friendly service, great coffee and comfortable surroundings. From sweet snacks,sandwiches to full courses I have to say they...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We ate here last Thursday. Spiced Lentil Soup was to die for along with fresh homemade bread. Hake with veg ragu and mushroom ciabatta were amazing. Full of flavours with lovely mixed leaves. We didn't have any desserts, but coffee was nice and strong. Service...More

Thank Joanna834
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cork Opera House | Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 490 5277
  • E-mail
Local, seasonal ingredients.Cafe open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30 and until 9pm, including interval, on shownights.Breakfast, lunch, coffee, cake, pre-show dining.