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The Hungry Monk Cafe

) #1 of 1 Dessert in Cong #1 of 12 Places to Eat in Cong ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, Cafe, European
Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
+353 85 116 1143
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (90 reviews)
“cakes” (28 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
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Reviews (481)
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Reviewed yesterday

Great little restaurant for a salad lunch with a small, but interesting range. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly, Food was excellent and service was efficient.

Thank Frank_from_Oz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even after almost a year, we still talk about the lunch we had here. I had the Lovely Things Salad. So delicious. My husband had the Potato Leek and he stole a bit of my bacon to add to it. Wonderful job!

Thank Blueeyesdv
Reviewed yesterday

The goat's cheese and greens was a delicious and filling salad that provided a welcome break from pub food. It's cozy and busy.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We at a delicious salad lunch following the Hawk Walk at the Falconry School near Ashford Castle. It was a short drive to the center of Cong.

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hungry Monk Cafe is a good place to get a light lunch in Cong. They have a short menu posted on their blackboard with soup, salads and sandwiches.

Thank CarpeNox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on the recommendation of our hostess at our B&B. It's a tiny place with tons of charm. The service was fast and the food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! The smoked salmon was so fresh and the potato salad was out of this world....More

Thank sperrybella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must cafe when we come to walk the Cong woods. Everything on the menu is carefully sourced-about as local as is possible. Soup and brown bread and salad with maple bacon were our rewards after the walk. If there's a table, take it--you'll be...More

Thank Beth K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee, friendly people, nice place. Just had coffee, but the food looked great, would go back!

Thank catkav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at Ashford Castle and walked to Cong Village for the food festival. Stopped in to the Hungry Monk for lunch. Everything on our plate was excellent. Brisket sandwich, rosemary roasted potatoes and salad. Very cozy spot with friendly service.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little place with great homemade produce. Very small so you may have to wait for a seat, but it is worth it for their lovely breads and soups.

Thank kerryquinn12
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Nearby Attractions
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.73 km away
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.06 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Frank A
I would like to know if we just show up for lunch after a "Quiet Man" walking tour on Friday, April 24, or do we make reservations? Thanks
21 March 2015|
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Response from HungryMonk20142014 | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for your query. You can just show up or just to be sure of a table, pop in to us just before your tour. We are a couple of doors down from the museum.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 85 116 1143
  • E-mail
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