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The Lemon Leaf Cafe

) #11 of 49 Restaurants in Kinsale ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, Cafe, European
70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 470 9792
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (125 reviews)
“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 17:00All hours
Irish, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We dined here for breakfast during our visit to kinsale and everything about it was perfect. Breakfast was delicious and staff we really welcoming. Will definitely be returning on our next trip to kinsale👍

Thank Oscully71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserved a table for a ladies lunch with my mother and sister before work a few weeks ago and could not have been more disappointed. Have not been here since Summer 2016 and have had wonderful experiences and had highly recommended it to friends and...More

Thank TravelandFood24
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you TravelandFood24 for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your comments. We sincerely regret the experience that you had. We are complimented highly on our friendly and helpful staff, and our food. We regret your table wasn't ready when you arrived,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kinsale is a gorgeous town, with a wonderful selection of shops. We stopped on the way to Mizen Head, and had a delicious breakfast at the Lemon Leaf Cafe. Nice food, lovely atmosphere.

Thank CherieTanya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour bus operator recommended several pubs in town, but two young women at the woolen store steered us to Lemon Leaf instead. What a delight! Beautifully decorated with comfortable seating and a sunny interior enclosed courtyard. Fresh, creative food using local ingredients, including house-made...More

Thank Jazzmom15
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks you Jazzmom15. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit in the Lemon Leaf Cafe. Enjoy travelling around Ireland!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us stopped for lunch on a rainy day. We had delicious soup and interesting iced tea flavors in a brightly lit room with a huge skylight. The service was great also.

Thank Liberte2012
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review Liberte2012. We appreciate you taking the time to leave the review. Even on grey and wet days, the back room is nice and bright. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Kinsale.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last week. Tried to order a scone but they were out of stock, tried to order a croissant but they had sold out, tried to order a cupcake, they didn't have any. I just ordered a drink which was no better than average....More

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

Thank you MimsandNin for taking the time to leave a review. All our baked goods are made on the premises and often, during busy days, our scones, croissants, and sausage rolls sell out in the morning. Also all our baked desserts are made in-house, so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first day in Kinsale I went to the Lemon Leaf Café for lunch. The fish cakes were wonderful and served with sweet potato fries. I had hot tea and they put a lovely lemon shortbread biscuit on the side. When it came time for...More

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

We appreciate your lovely comments Connie A. Our Fish Cakes and Cod Burger have been recently added to our Summer Menu and we are delighted to received positive reviews. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Kinsale, and hope to see you again! Enjoy travelling...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was quite good once we finally got it. I'm not sure what happened, because I saw a couple who came in after us get their food relatively quickly. Ours took forever. And then 20 minutes after finished eating we literally had to hunt...More

Thank milehi5280
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Milehi5280 for the review. Some menu items take longer than others to prepare by our chefs. We regret you had to wait. We provide checks when asked, and we regret this was inconvenient for you. We hope you had a relaxing meal, and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful breakfast at The Lemon Leaf. We shared an Irish breakfast with delicious gluten free toast.. We also bought some gluten free brownies to take on the road. Delicious!!

Thank Linda K
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Linda K for your review. We offer many gluten free items, and items for those with other dietary needs. We are pleased to read you loved our gluten free brownies too! Enjoy your time traveling in Ireland!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely green juice here yesterday so went bk today to get 2 to take on our car journey. Very disappointed to find out they had concentrated apple juice which was not highlighted on the menu. Worst still extra apple juice added at the...More

Thank Edel M
t k, Owner at The Lemon Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us your comment. We use cloudy apple juice and 100% fruit content - not from concentrate. We use apple farm, pure apple juice from Tipperary. We were training new staff this week and we regret that they mistakenly used the wrong...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 28
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Main Street | Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 470 9792
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The Lemon Leaf Cafe is based in the heart of Kinsale Co. Cork. We offer the best coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch and desserts in the county. Light, airy and friendly cafe specialising in selected cakes and gluten free options.
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