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Poets Corner

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44 Main Street, Kinsale Co Cork, Ireland
+353 86 227 7276
09:30 - 18:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely relaxed atmosphere and very friendly staff. The toasted sandwiches are absolutely delicious (made on very tasty potato bread) and would definitely recommend - we will be returning for lunch there the next time we are back in Kinsale

Thank Dermot M
Tipperary, Ireland
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visiting Poet's corner as it was just about to close made us firm in our resolve to return to Kinsale. Here you can sit and read and /or chat and buy a preloved book or donate one,, a real treasure and one i cant wait to return to.

Thank regan3_11
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice coffee nice place nice deserts nice place to chill We did ask for a simple apple tart, apparently that included raisins and nuts. It was nice but not for an eight year old.

2 Thank thomas m
England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a midmorning snack and coffee. loads of options of food from salads to cakes. great atmosphere and super friendly service

1 Thank Bobbie M
Charbonnieres-les-Bains, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant with snacks, soups sandwiches ans cake. Place is cosy, full of books. Nice music, nice staff. All about just chilling out .... BTW Kinsale us a very nice little port

1 Thank quintnico
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch on our day trip to Kinsale. Nice tuna melt and coffee. Nice friendly staff. Would return!

1 Thank the_crunchy_apple
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast sitting and enjoying cups of coffee with delicious cake in this cute seaside coffee shop. The reviews on trip advisor we're pretty stellar for this place, so we knew we had to check it out. It didn't disappoint. If you're in Kinsale for the afternoon definitely stop by.

1 Thank DayTravels
Winnipeg, Canada
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place for a short break for lunch or coffee. Check out the book selection. Kinsale is full of nice little cafes like this.

1 Thank GaryCWinnipeg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LOVED this cafe. Great coffee but I went specifically to exchange a book. I was not disappointed, I could've browsed their books for hours.

Thank Amy S
The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a little gem just outside the main street of Kinsale. As a tea lover, and everything around it, in combination with books, books and books, I enjoyed their atmosphere. The staff was very friendly, and on my second visit they recognized me and greeted me like I was a regular customer (in all fairness, I think I would've... More 

Thank Atik B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 16
Irish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Main Street, Kinsale Co Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 86 227 7276
The Reading Cafe and Book Exchange

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?