Cafes / bakeries

From 29 June 2020, cafes are permitted to offer eat-in service.  Some are going to start doing so immediately, others will take more time to move away from a takeaway-only appraoch.

The shop and coffee bar remained open throughout.  

The upstairs restaurant is reopening on 9 July, from 10am-4pm.

Have remained open throughout.

Re-opened for takeaway coffee / food in late March.  Started home deliveries in early April.

Coffee Hut in the retail park carpark on the Headford Rd

This is a classic take-away only "cafe".  It has been open since mid April at least - and may never have closed - serving excellent coffee from the base of an advertising sign in a shopping-centre car-park.   They have some outdoor chairs and tables:  These were left folded-up when they had to be take-away only, but have been put out again more recently.  

56 Central in Shop St 

Re-opening on Thursday 2 July at 9am

An Tobar Nua in Dominick St

Open from 8:30am, Monday to Saturday - from 25 May.

Butler's Chocolate Cafe in William Street

Re-opened for chocolates and coffee in the week starting 8 June.  
Takeaway only.

Café Express in Shop St 

This was the third cafe in the city-centre to re-open for takeaway coffees in April 2020 - after the queues in Le Petit Délice and McCambridges grew.

Open for takeaway coffee and sweets, days and hours are not on display, but they have been open seven days a week and until fairly late each afternoon.

And in July 2020, they transformed into Archies.

Café Express The Italian Experience in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre

Re-opened in the week starting 8 June - this outlet seems unconnected to the Cafe Express which was in Williamsgate Street.

Cafe Nero in Eyre Square

Re-opened in the week starting 21 June 2020

Cafe Roscoe in Eglinton St

Re-opened in the week starting 8 June 2020.  Hours 10am - 2:30pm initially, now extended to 9am to 3pm.

Cafe Temple in Middle St

Initially re-opened with pre-ordered brunch boxes, delivered within 10km of the city only (order by Wed for delivery on Friday).   .
Now open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 4pm for takeaway and collection only:  enter from the Cornstore and exit into St Augustine Street.

Caprice in Churchyard Lane 

Reopening at 11am on Monday 29 June 

C'est la Vie! in Terryland Business Park

Open from Mon-Sat, 8am to at 3pm - from early April at least.

Coco in Salthill

Open for takeaway coffee and food ( limited menu) from mid/late April.

Coco in Shop Street
Reopened in late July 20202

Coffee+ in Mervue

Open 8am -3:30pm Monday to Friday,  from 18 May.

Coffeewerk + Press in High St,

Open 10-30am -5pm from Wednesday to Sunday, from 6 May.

Costa Coffee in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre 

Reopened in the week starting 3 August 2020

Cupán Tae in Quay Lane / Flood Street 

Reopening on Wednesday 1 July for eat in food and beverages
Bookings encouraged -online or by phoning  091-89-000

Deely's Cafe in Mainguard Street

Reopening on Monday 29 June at 8am

Doughnut Delight in Briarhill

Reopened for limited hours in April 2020, now open five mornings a few.

Espresso 44 in Williams Street

Open from Monday 18 May, serving coffee and treats. Initial opening hours Monday- Saturday 8-4 and Sunday 9-4

Esquires in Eyre Square

Reopening on Monday 29 June at 7:30am

Frends in Town Park retail centre

Reopening at 7:30am on Monday 29 June. 

Food 4 Thought in Abbeygate St 

Reopened on 10 June 2020.
Takeaway only - full Irish available. 

Galway Plate on the Tuam Rd 

Reopening on 2 July 

Gina's Gelato in William Street

Open from 2 May, serving icecreams / gelato, coffee and waffles.

GBC Coffee Shop

Re-opening on Monday 29th June 2020. 
Hours 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am-6pm on Sunday. 

The dining room will be used as extra seating for the coffee shop.

Gerona in Lower Abbeygate Street 

Re-opened for takeout meals and beverages on Monday 15 June, 

Offering limited eat-in as well as takeaway from Monday 29 June.
New hours Monday to Friday 8.30 - 4 pm.
See the website for call and collect discounts.

Goyas in Kirwan's Lane

This long-standing bakery stayed open throughout the closedown, although the sit-down coffee-shop was closed.

By mid-August, they were open 10am - 4:30pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

Greene and Co (vegan) in Henry Street 

Grind Coffee and Food Hub - city-centre and Briarhill

Gourmet Food Parlour in Salthill

Open  12-noon to 9pm, Thursday to Sunday,  from 7 May.

Greene's and Co ( vegan / vegetarian) in Henry Street 

Reopening on 8 July 2020, eat-in or takeaway

Ground and Co in Salthill

Sunday Brunch boxes - order here
Opened for takeaway and eat in on 1 July 2020.

Hazel Mountain chocolate cafe in Middle Street

Re-opened for chocolate, coffee and cake in the week starting 21 June 2020.  
Takeaway only.

Java Creperie and Cafe Francais 

Initially open from 30 April for tea/coffee and baking from 11am - 5pm, weekdays.
By 15 May the hours had extended to 12-7pm with a wider range of snacks - and by 22 May the crepes, soups and salads were back on the (now takeaway) menu).

Opening for eat-in on 29 June 2020.

Jungle Cafe in Forster Street 

Re-opened in the week-starting 29 June 2020.

Kenny Joe's Gelato in High St 

Open from 3 May, offering ice-creams and barista coffee.

Kettle Cafe 

This cafe took over the preemies of the now-closed Sitting Duck in Eyre Street in early March,  just before things closed down.   Since then they've had the painters in and rearrange the cafe.  They reopening from 18 May for both pre-ordering on their website and for walk-up customers.   
Hours now 8am-4pm.

Lighthouse Cafe (vegetarian / vegan) in Upper Abbeygate St

Re-opened for takeaways on Wed 2 July.  
Hours for now Wed - Sat, 10am to 4pm

Little Lane Coffee Company in Upper Abbeygate St 

Re-opened 6 May, originally Wednesday to Sunday only.   Hours increased over time - they are now open from Monday to Saturday 10am - 4:30pm, Sunday 10:30am - 4pm for coffee, treats, retail coffee and coffee-brewing equipment.

Webshop for coffee  / equipment stayed open 24x7

Marmalade Bakery and Cafe 

In Middle St - now open Tuesday to Saturday

Meubles - above the furniture store in Briarhill Business Park

Re-opened in the week starting 21 June 2020.


in Newcastle Rd

Mr Waffle Newcastle 

During the original close-down, this cafe was at the centre of an major effort providing thousands of sponsored lunches for front-line healthcare workers.

It is reopening on Tuesday, 19 May 2020, serving coffees, pastries and Leroy's sausage rolls, with a reduced menu coming.  Usual hours, Monday to Friday from 9am - 2:30pm

Neighbourhood Cafe 

Doughiska Rd - started doing delivery-only brunch boxes at the weekend from 9 May - order online, and they have re-opened again for takeaway food from 16 May, Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm.

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

Has been open throughout for bread, bakery goods, and also doing takeaway coffee.

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

Have stayed open throughout for bakery goods - deli counters have reopened in many of their shops, too.

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

(Previously called Maple Moose)
Reopened 29 June. 

Opened for pre-ordered coffee / pancakes from Friday 1 May, Friday - Sunday, with ordering being placed at the door.   Extending opening days to Wednesday - Sunday and hours to 9am - 4pm from 20 May 2020 - and the menu increased to include pancakes and then sandwiches / pastries.

Opening properly for eat-in on Monday 29 June.

Poppyseed in Galway Crystal,  Oranmore and Clarenbridge

Reopening on Monday 29 June

Renzo in Eyre Street 

Open from 18 May

Revive and Revive and Go in Eyre Street 

Re-opened on Monday 29 June 

Scrumdiddly's Icereams in Middle Street

Secret Garden in William St West

Open 10am-5pm from 3 May for takeaway energy-treats, tea, coffee, loose-leaf tea and smoothies.

Starbucks in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre

Re-opened on in the week starting 8 June

Subway in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre 

Reopened on 29 June 2020 for eat-in and takeaway.  Hours 11am to 6pm daily.

Vegano Deli (plant-based/vegan) in Shantalla

Open 1-4pm from Saturday 2 May - days / hours vary as they are working on the premises.

Tartare in Lower Dominick Street

Open for pastries, sourdough sandwiches, salads and coffee, form 21 May. 
 Open until 5pm - perhaps Tuesday to Saturday.

(This cafe morphs into a wine-bar at night, so us also listed under restaurants).

The Creamery in Salthill

Open for ice reams, coffee and takeaway food, from mid April.  9am -6pm, every day.

Urban Grind in William Street West

Open for takeaway tea / coffee, sandwiches and treats on Thurs / Fri 8am - 4pm, and Sat/Sun 9am -?pm, from 8 May.

Ground & Co in Joyces complex, Knocknacarra, 

Open for takeaway coffee / treats,  Thus to Sat, 9am to – 2:30pm

Brazco Coffee Academy in Oranmore 

Open for takeaway coffee and baking 7:30am - 12:30pm on weekdays, and slight different hours at weekends.

Thomas and Co, Oranmore

Open Monday to Sunday, 10am - 7pm, from 9 May.

Trieste Café and Wine Bar - Buttermilk Walk

From 28 April, Meat and Cheese board boxes (including nuts, fruits and bread/ crackers) are available from Thursday to Sunday. Order by phone or  WhatsApp to 083 046 8241 or through their Facebook page.  For collection  or they deliver within 8 miles of  the city.  You must pre-pay over the phone.

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