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Cafes and bakeries

A list of 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.



Arabica cafe in Dominick Street

Previously part of a locally-owned chain, this cafe has plenty of tables.




BakeBox in Abbeygate Street








Bia Boru in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre 







Brazco Coffee Academy 

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 Briarhill




Roots in Newtonsmith




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.





Cake my Day in Eglinton Street

Opened in August 2022, there's no coffee machine in the store yet, but it's the obvious next step to go with their smaller cakes and muffins .. read more







Caprice in Churchyard Lane 

A stylish spot for ladies 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.




Churros 'n Coffee in Shop Street





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.




Cupán Tae in Quay Lane / Flood Street 

Ireland's stylish tea-shop.








Deelys Cafe in Mainguard Street

A locally owned cafe with a tasty menu









Éan in Druid Lane







Espresso 44 in William Street West

Opened in Oct 2022 .. more info soon





Espresso 44 in Williams 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, n the middle of a patchwork-shopping-centre







Frends in Town Park retail centre





Friendly Bistro in Liosbaun









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

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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

All open, pictures coming soon


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 







Jungle Beach Breaks Cafe in Salthill Prom

Galway's seasonal sea-side cafe










Kettle Cafe 

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







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










Meltd in Middle Street








Merchants Cafe, in the Eyre Square Hotel in Forster St














Meubles - above the furniture store in Briarhill Business Park

A 2nd-floor cafe, with great views over the dual-carriageway and the Clayton Hotel.







Mixgreens in Newcastle Rd

Open from July.



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

Incredible 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 

The Galway city cafe with the greatest outdoor space





Rouge in Dominick Street Lower







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) 

The most unlikely location for fancy cafe like Starbuck!




Starbucks in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre

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





The Pear Tree in Lower Salthill

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




Truffle (gourmet chocolate) in Market Street 

Opened in April 2021 ... read more





The Creamery in Salthill

The largest sea-front cafe in Salthill -  www.thecreamery.ie






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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