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Cafes and bakeries

Cafes, dessert-shops and bakeries in Galway

See also 

Cafes and bakeries in Galway which were open for a list of cafes that aren't currently open

Open Pubs in Galway - for a list of pubs, some of which also serve meals.  

Open restaurants in Galway - for a list of more formal evening-meal venues.

56 Central in Shop St 

A lovely first-floor cafe, with a great outdoor area.

An Tobar Nua in Dominick St

A Christian-run cafe, with a view of the canals.

BakeBox in Abbeygate Street

Bia Boru in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre more ...

(Paused for a month or two in mid 2023, but back open again now)

Blackrock Cottage in Salthill 

... opened November 2022

Brazco Coffee Academy, Salthill 

Originally in Oranmore, this locally owned cafe-chain now has a popup in Leisureland too.

Brazco in Francis Street

Opened November 2022 ... read more

Bubble Bee tea-shop / cafe in Lower Abbeygate St

A popular bubble tea cafe, with a great approach to design, and lovely cakes too.

Butler's Chocolate Cafe in William Street

Is it a chocolate shop that also sells coffee, or a cafe that also sells chocolates?   You decide.

Roots in Shop St 

The most versatile cafe-premises in Galway City ... read more

Café Express The Italian Experience in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre

The original Cafe Express, with views of the city walls.

Caffe Nero in Eyre Square

A nationwide cafe chain, in a great location with extended opening hours.

Cafe Roscoe in Eglinton St

A cheerful locally-owned cafe, which offers student discounts.

Caprice in Churchyard Lane 

A stylish spot for ladies (and gentlemen) who lunch.

C'est la Vie! boulangerie in Terryland Business Park

French class in a busy business park - right beside the best fruit and veggie shop in town.

Ciarlantini in High Street

Newly opened in late November 2020, read more ...

Ciarlantini in Woodquay

The original Woodquay coffee experience ... read more

Coco in Salthill

Great spot for coffee in Salthill, when you don't want to see the sea.

Coffee+ in Mervue

Amazingly good food and coffee,  in the middle of a hard-working neighbourhood.

Coffee Hut in the retail park carpark on the Headford Rd

The little cafe that could!  
Serving excellent coffee from the base of an advertising sign in a shopping-centre car-park.         

Coffeewerk + Press in High St,

The origin design store which just happens to serve coffee.

Costa Coffee in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre 

Coffee-shop chain with a very central location.

Deelys Cafe in Mainguard Street

A locally owned cafe with a tasty menu

Éan in Druid Lane

Espresso 44 in Oranmore

The second member of this cafe family.

Espresso 44 in William Street West

Opened in Oct 2022 .. more info soon

Espresso 44 in William Street

The coffee-partner of the pub next door: long-time Galwegians remember it as The Snug.

Esquires in Eyre Square

Fairhill Coffee Design Studio

Food 4 Thought in Abbeygate St 

Galway's original wholefood cafe.

Franklins in the Galway Shopping Centre

A traditional canteen-style cafe, in the middle of a patchwork-shopping-centre

Frends in Town Park retail centre

Galway Plate on the Tuam Rd 

GBC Coffee Shop

One of the city centre's longest open coffee shops.

Gina's Gelato in William Street

A Dublin-based dessert cafe chain, serving ice-creams / gelato, coffee and waffles.

Goyas in Kirwan's Lane

A long-standing bakery with a big reputation.

Greene and Co (vegan) in Henry Street 

Grind Coffee and Food Hub - Merchant's Road and Briarhill


Grindhouse Cafe in Briarhill Business Park

Locally owned, with far better coffee than you'd expect in a business park.

Ground & Co in Knocknacarra

Gourmet Food Parlour in Salthill

Gourmet Tart - Abbeygate St, 

Gourmet Tart - Ravens Tce, Salthill and Galway Shopping Centre

Ground and Co in Salthill  

Ground and Co, March 2022

Hazel Mountain chocolate cafe in Middle Street

Insomnia in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre

Another chain store - with really great coffee.

Java Creperie and Cafe Francais 

The original French creperie / late night cafe in Galway

Jump Juice Bar in Corrib Court Shopping Centre 

Jump Juice Bar in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre 

Jungle Beach Breaks Cafe in Salthill Prom

Galway's seasonal sea-side cafe

Jungle Café, Prospect Hill

Opened November 2023 ... read more

Kettle Cafe 

Locally owned and tenacious, this cafe opened just before the original Covid-closedown - and survived.

Krispy Kreme in William Street

Opened in March 2023 ... read more

Le Petit Delice in Mainguard Street

The friendly French cafe.

Little Lane Coffee Company in Upper Abbeygate St 

Webshop for coffee  / equipment.

Lighthouse Cafe (vegetarian / vegan) in Upper Abbeygate St

Lighthouse Cafe (vegetarian / vegan) in Terryland

McCambridges in Shop Street ... read more

Meltd in Middle Street

Merchants Cafe, in the Eyre Square Hotel in Forster St

Mixgreens in Newcastle Rd

Mocha Beans in Cross Street

The original Chocolate and Coffee branch - still going strong. 

Mocha Beans Newcastle Road

Mr Waffle Newcastle 

A real gem, with the best coffee opposite the hospital.  
After-hours, it's used as a community mental-health cafe.  

Neighbourhood Cafe 

A really well-grounded community location for this lovely, busy cafe.

O'Connors Bakery and Coffee Shop in St Francis St and Salthill

White bread and buns, with lots of loyal customers.

O'Hehir's Bakery in Briarhill, Westside and Terryland 

Another busy and popular bakery chain.

Over the Moon (ice-cream / desserts) in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre 

(Previously called Maple Moose)
The best-value gelato in all of Galway.

Pascal Coffee House in Lower Abbeygate Street

Classic French-inspired Irish cafe, in a very historic building.   

Pascal Coffee House in Edward Square

Incredibly well run cafe, tucked away in the most-surprising of corners

Plámás in Dominick Street

Opened in September 2021 - read more.

Poppyseed in Galway Crystal,  Oranmore and Clarenbridge

Previously of Eyre Street (Kettle Cafe location?)

Renzo in Eyre Street 

A cafe which has books from Charlie Byrne's on display, along with artworks. 

Quay Lane cafe in ... Quay Lane

Incredibly easy to miss, half-way between The Quays and Druid.

Ré Tea in Quay Street

Revive in Eyre Street 

Rouge in Dominick Street Lower

Scran, Bohermore

Secret Garden in William St West

Teashop with yoga and more:   a great place to find out about alternative stuff.

Subway in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre 

It's a Subway.  No more and no less.   Now on the ground floor, behind the Moo Parlour.

Starbucks in Ceannt (Galway Railway Station) 

A most unlikely location for a fancy Starbucks!

Starbucks Edward Square

A brand-name cafe, in a plaza just off William Street.  .... read more.

Starbucks in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre

And a real Starbucks - find it upstairs, with a surprising outdoor area.

Tasty Toasty, Coach station

Opened in April 2024 .. read more

The Pear Tree in Lower Salthill

A cafe in Nest boutique hostel - more info coming soon.

Train Station Wellness Garden and Cafe, Munster Ave

More info soon.

Tribe Coffee Shop, St Francis Street

Truffle (gourmet chocolate) in Market Street 

Opened in April 2021 ... read more

The Creamery in Salthill

The largest sea-front cafe in Salthill -

Trieste Café and Wine Bar - Buttermilk Walk

More wine-bar than cafe, but advertised as both.

Urban Grind in William Street West

Style in Dominick Street Upper

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