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Bookstop Vegetarian Cafe.

Bridge Street | County Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 83 853 3903
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (27 reviews)
“pitta” (5 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bridge Street | County Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

The food here is divine. Think tasty, nourishing, comforting soups / fresh, flavorful, interesting salads. Wonderful pasta dishes, sandwiches and daily specials. Fiver Friday’s are always delicious.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

For those of us trying to be vegans in Ireland it is getting easier and easier, especially in Dublin. But it's much more of a stretch in the West, in small towns like Kenmare. The Bookstop vegetarian cafe is a still fairly unknown and hard...More

Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with my wife and 2 teens. We made this visit as my daughter who is vegetarian was keen and we were happy to support her wishes. Daughter liked her food but my non vegetarian son struggled with menu. We asked if they could do...More

Thank Michael D
OlgaLikes, Manager at Bookstop Vegetarian Cafe., responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

I’m sorry that we could not accommodate your teenager son with our vegetarian/vegan menu, As we are a small cafe we decided not to do breakfast menu after 11.30. I do remember you sat in the garden and we were full at the time. I...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

I had read several reviews on this Vegitarian restaurant on Tripadvisor, based on that we made the effort to visit. So dissapointing ! These days vegetarian food has come so far and is so adventurous and tasty, this was close to deplorable. Tasteless, no imagination,...More

1  Thank buckley07
OlgaLikes, Manager at Bookstop Vegetarian Cafe., responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Were really sorry you were disappointed with our food, We are only a small Cafe not a Restaurant. And we do not use the microwave to cook our food with so things do take a little longer that’s for sure, I can personally guarantee that...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

The staff are very friendly, warm. Plenty of space. So I wondered about why so many tables were free. Specials showed vegetarian main course around eu11.50. I wasn't very hungry and wanted something small and tasty that wasn't a sandwich / pitta. Had a vegetarian...More

Thank Taiscemara
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Brilliant place to stop and just have a hot drink and snack while you write in your journal, play with your smart phone or rest your feet. Better yet for a different kind of lunch or snack during the day. Olga, of "Yugoslavian" extraction is...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Stopped and bought an Irish picture book for a friends grandchild. Good selection of books in a small shop.

1  Thank dougjan2015
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Look at the menu- not the one on the wall The one you hold in your hand. There are many more options to be seen there. The food was good and the bread good too. I was disappointed the the bread of the day wasn’t...More

1  Thank ccr9217
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Lovely homemade vegetarian food. Enjoyed an avocado salad and a hummus salad with a shared slice of chocolate cake. Surrounded by thousands of books to browse or buy, a relaxing place to break up the day. Nothing lacking if you’re looking for veggie food.

1  Thank tutnallmike
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I was so impressed by my goats cheese and apricot sandwich. Best lunch I had while in Ireland! Definitely go here when you're in Kenmare. I gave 4 stars and not 5 because my husband was less impressed by huis soup and I didn't quite...More

1  Thank TravelGirlLovingAus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 14
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street | County Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 83 853 3903
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The Bookstop Cafe is a bookshop with a great Vegetarian cafe offering sumptuous Raw, Vegan and Vegetarian Meals, Soup, Salads and Cakes/Cookies/Snacks (All Healthy!!) organic as much as we can, all made with love and care. As well as our coffees and teas, hot chocolates and healthy cold drinks. We are part of the Bridge Street Coop, which runs the whole-food shop as well as the Bookstop Cafe. We are a Workers Co-operative and proud of it!! While enjoying our tasty meals, grab the chance to browse our wealth of second hand and new books or just soak in the brilliant atmosphere while being surrounded by books and people, feeling well looked after and cared for by all of us. Tell us if you have special dietary needs and we'll do our utmost best to meet them. See you at ours! :)
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