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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

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21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 683
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

was in the tea rooms and feeling a little hungry so opted for the the four Irish breakfasts for myself and companions. Really disappointed to find they don't include tea as part of a breakfast. C'mon I thought this kind of stuff only happens in airports... it left a bit of a sour taste on an otherwise enjoyable experience

Thank Bonzini
Limerick, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my fiancé found this place after strolling the streets looking for somewhere that still served breakfast after 12pm. And we were thrilled that we did! Although it doesn't look like much from the outside (or the inside if I'm being honest), the food here is magnificent. It is on the pricier side, but we were happy to pay... More 

Thank TaraRP
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered MINI Breakfast..€7.95 asked for coffee with my breakfast as I would expect to get tea/coffee with breakfast as tends to be standard fare. It Is a reasonable price of €7.95 if it included beverage. Food was good but €2.65extra and when I said it the response was that's the boss's decision!!! The coffee wasn't even nice and was €2.65... More 

Thank Philip B
Halifax Region, Canada
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here a couple of times while in Galway. Lots of variety and good service. The baked goods were fresh and we loved the cafe upstairs, where you could get a sit down full Irish breakfast.

Thank joanne b
Kildare, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Stopped by here on the 10th December. Nice quirky decor with open fire upstairs. Ordered a sandwich and a brownie. Sandwich was very average...wouldn't order again, and the brownie was terrible. It was just a chocolate sponge with a sickly sweet chocolate ganache poured over it. Service was very poor too, very slow and both staff members assigned to the... More 

Thank Paulette-T-B
Warrington, Cheshire
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Lovely bakery & patisserie. Although we only had a sandwich in the cosy upstairs tea rooms, the menu is quite extensive and we saw some nice meals being served. You could have your main meal here at a reasonable price. Unlike some places, here a pot of tea for 2 filled your cup many times!! Service was good and the... More 

Thank Michael D
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Our family was looking for great breakfast and good coffee; we walked in and the smell of breads and baked goods hooked us. We were invited to sit in a back room with our own fireplace - warm on a cold November morning. Must order a baked item, the raspberry scone was great. Kids loved the donuts and chocolate croissant.... More 

Thank Ann T
Athlone, Ireland
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had Muffins, Chocolate Brownie with Cream and Coffee The place can be busy and they have a place upstairs The staff is polite and the service is good The muffins we had were perfect and the chocolate brownie was good

Thank starkreality121
Townsville, Australia
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Breakfast & lunch at Griffins Bakery in Shop Street - outstanding! Delightful baked goods, good coffee and excellent service. You wont be disappointed.

Thank A-Reel
St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Griffins twice on our summer vacation in Galway. It can be busy and crowded. But both times we were served promptly. We sat upstairs, there was a large menu for breakfast options. We both chose the full Irish breakfast... A lot of food for one person. But it was delicious and well priced. I returned the next... More 

Thank NL_ginger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 14
Irish, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 683
A breath of fresh air, that's what Griffins Tea Rooms on Shop Street Galway is. Griffin's is a family run Bakery founded in 1876, but with beautiful tearooms to the rear. Surround your self in traditional surroundings, Irish language and five generations of Griffins by real open fires and enjoy simple food at it's best. All the breads and soups are made in house .The menu is straight forward; sandwich, baps etc.. but all served on Griffin's own delicious home made breads. While enjoying your meal, one can watch and smell the food parade as piping hot bread and cakes are carried out to the shop past your very eyes. You just cant get fresher anywhere! Their award winning breads make such a difference to the sandwiches with a choice of Wheat, Rye, Mixed Grain, Italian, French and even Gluten free bread for Coeliac's. The friendly pleasant staff take charge, store your buggy for you , supply high stools and provide a very reasonably priced children's menu. The children can do colouring on the children's menu while awaiting their order .Half portions of most products is available with wickedly delicious half portions of Belgian hot chocolate.Going to the modern, spotless toilets was a pleasure and in particular that there are baby changing stations in both Female and Male toilets, a very rare thing these days. The smaller room "The Snug" is also noticably popular with breast feeding mothers where they can enjoy a coffee in privacy, warmth and comfort with their babies. Griffins is a must visit, conveniently located at the end of Shop Street Galway City . Further down Quay Street in Galway is the world famous Mc Donaghs Fish and chips, a must for familys on the go or those with a hankering for delicious fresh fish.Martines Winebar is just across the street and fabulous food there late into the night. If you cross the road at the end of Quay Street, you will find Tamirand Restaurant, another delight for parents with children. They offer fantastic Asian style cuisine &half price menu on everything.High chairs and colouring are provided , they even bring the children to the kitchen to make up their icecream desserts. Christine and the team there are fantastic.

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