We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Lemon Leaf Cafe

70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale P17 PN28, Ireland
+353 21 470 9792
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (157 reviews)
“sandwiches” (35 reviews)
Closed Now
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale P17 PN28, Ireland
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (696)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 657 reviews

Reviewed today

Friendly staff who seated us as we arrived, served us quickly with a good selection of well presented breakfast during our three day stay in Kinsale.

Thank paulashcroft0151
Reviewed 2 days ago

On a walk through Kinsale we stopped at this cafe for a quick snack and coffee. A beautiful interior with a rear garden seating area. Service was fast and friendly and the caramel squares were the best ever. On the remaining days of my Ireland...More

Thank Marlene S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First ever brekkie in Kinsale and what a treat. Great service, great food , we had the full Kinsale breakfast, so tasty, set us up for the day , cheers !!!

Thank spencerwright2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful dishes, quality wines, served with a smile...a good spot for a break during your visit to Kinsale City.

Thank FabianvanderKnaap
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This cute cafe has great breakfast in a sunny environment. Service good too. Had the savory omelet loaded and the French toast another day. All so good and I’m a picky eater.

Thank jaycees7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favourite place to eat in Kinsale, the food is always amazing. They have great options for vegans, vegetarians and people eating gluten free as well as beautiful freshly made made and locally sourced foods and ingredient! If you’re visiting Kinsale, stopping here...More

Thank Marion W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't even get a chance to dine here as this blonde lady who appeared to be the owner/manager told us (in an unbelievably curt manner) to leave as she wouldn't serve us for at least 2 hours, despite the fact there were clearly empty...More

Thank TBlue26
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We were understaffed as we had a staff member cut her hand open and had to go to hospital, as well as we had a staff member out sick on the day. We were down two staff members. We have excellent staff who worked an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the recommodation of friends we went to the Lemon Leaf. Traffic in Kinsale was heavy and we arrived a little later than planned. There website advertised a closing time of 6pm. It came as a surprise when at 17.10 we were informed they were...More

4  Thank Cichane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is quite big and spacious inside. Service is great and plenty of choice on menu. We were just there late morning for coffee and scones but will definitely go back for lunch as great choice and everything looked appetizing.

Thank Dub0202
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your comments Dub0202, we appreciate your comments on our menu. We hope you come visit us again for lunch.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a few times and always thought the food was good, however having visited over a year ago I was worried the standard might have dropped a little, not to worry as upon my last visit any concerns I had were diminished...More

Thank mcmeaty
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming into the Lemon Leaf Cafe and taking the time to leave your comments mcmeaty. It's great that you enjoyed our Complete Vegetarian Breakfast, with our local butcher sausages. We appreciate you letting us know you found our staff friendly and efficient. We...More

Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Kinsale
Blue Haven Hotel
750 reviews
.11 km away
Actons Hotel Kinsale
1,020 reviews
.34 km away
Trident Hotel Kinsale
1,091 reviews
.64 km away
Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa
659 reviews
4.10 km away
Nearby Restaurants
321 reviews
.01 km away
Nine Market Street
174 reviews
.06 km away
Finns' Table
604 reviews
.05 km away
The Supper Club
127 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
St Multose Church
136 reviews
.13 km away
Kinsale Regional Museum
82 reviews
.09 km away
Kinsale Tourist Office
56 reviews
.11 km away
Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine
184 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Lemon Leaf Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale P17 PN28, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 470 9792
  • E-mail
Please note we can be busy during peak meal times, so please call ahead to avoid disappointment or expect to wait for a table. Our staff advises walk-in's there will be a wait. The Lemon Leaf Cafe is based in the heart of Kinsale, Co. Cork. We offer the best coffees, breakfasts, brunches, lunches and desserts. The Lemon Leaf Café is bright, airy and homey specialising in cakes, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free items. Wine, local cider and local beer is available for you to enjoy with your meal. Enjoy coffee and cake, or enjoy a meal. Open all day from 08:30!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing