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From 3pm on 24 December, cafes and restaurants were allowed to serve on takeaway basis only
The list below shows Galway city cafes which are open in this way.

From midnight on Wednesday 22 October 2020, cafes in Ireland are only allowed to serve on a delivery or collection / takeaway basis.

From Wednesday 7 October 2020, pubs, cafes and restaurants are allowed to serve on a takeaway / deliver basis, or up to 15 people e at at a time provided they are - and they must be seated outside.  Inside service is allowed only for hotel residents. 

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 approach.

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 

Re-opened on Thursday 2 July at 9am

Closed from 7 October.

Reopened takeaway only from 27 November, and for eat-in from 4 December.

An Tobar Nua in Dominick St

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

From 7 October - open for takeaway only

Arabica cafe in Dominick Street

Re-opened on 29 June 2020.
Takeaway only from October 2020
Open for eat-in December 2020
Open again for takeaway from 4 March 2021:  8am-3pm weekdays, 9am - 2:30pm Saturday.
Reopened from early March 2021, takeaway only.

Bubble Bee tea-shop / cafe in Lower Abbeygate St

Open for takeaway only from late March 2020 - with eat-in when allowed.  
From 7 October - open for takeaway, with limited outdoor seating.
From 24 December - 2 February 2021, closed for Christmas / New Year.

Butler's Chocolate Cafe in William Street

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

Café Express / Archies / Roots 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.

From 7 October, still open for takeaway coffee and icecreams, with more structured outdoor seating.
From 24 December, takeaway only.

In January 2021, changed into Roots cafe.

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.

From 7 October - open for takeaway only.

Cafe Nero in Eyre Square

Re-opened in the week starting 21 June 2020

From 7 October - open for takeaway and with limited outdoor seating.

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.

From 7 October, takeaway, and with limited outdoor seating.
Fully open, 4-23 December.
From 24-December, closed.

Re-opened with limited hours, takeaway only, from March 2021.

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.

From 7 October, open for takeaway only: Order ahead by phone on 091568776 or via using on the @bamboo_ie app

Caprice in Churchyard Lane 

Reopening at 11am on Monday 29 June 

Closed from 7 October 2020.
Started a Thursday - Sunday collection or delivery service 
Also open for dine-in from 4-24 December.
Takeaway service stopped from December.
Open for outdoor dining (first-come, first served) from 7 June 20201

C'est la Vie! boulangerie in Terryland Business Park

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

From 7 October, open for takeaway, and with limted outdoor seating.

Churros 'n Coffee in Shop Street

Ciarlantini in High Street

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

Ciarlantini in Woodquay

From 7 October, open for takeaway, and with limited outdoor seating.

Coco in Salthill

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

Coffee+ in Mervue

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

From 7 October, open Monday to Friday 8-5 and Saturday 9-2 -takeaway only.

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.  

Coffeewerk + Press in High St,

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

From 9 October, takeaway, and with limited outdoor seating.

Costa Coffee in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre 

Reopened in the week starting 3 August 2020

From 24 December, open for takeaway only.   Closed in early January.

Re-opened, takeaway only, from May 2021.

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
From 7 October, closed.
Announded in December that they will not re-open the cafe in 2020, but hope to in 2021.

Re-opened in early August 2021.

Deeleys Cafe in Mainguard Street

Re-opened from July 2021.  Closed from 7 October, reopened from 4-24 December.
Re-open for outdoor dining  in the week starting 7-June 2021.

Éan in Druid Lane

Opened in late October 2020.  Initially takeaway bakery items / coffee, open Wed - Sat.   Open for eat-in (daytime and evening wine-bar menu) in December 2020, and then closed for January/February.

Reopened for coffe, sandwiches and pastries from 3 March 2021.

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

From 7 October, open for takeaway only

Esquires in Eyre Square

Reopening on Monday 29 June at 7:30am

Closed from 24 December 2021.

Re-opened in mid-July 2021 with limited outdoor seating and for takeaway.

Food 4 Thought in Abbeygate St 

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

By August, offering a reduced amount of eat in seating.

From 7 October, open for takeaway, and with limited outdoor seating.
From 22 October, closed.

Re-opened for takeaway from mid-November, and for dining in from December.
  Closed from early January 2021, re-opened again in March 2021, still for takeaway

Franklins in the Galway Shopping Centre

From 7 October 2020, closed.
Re-opened in July 2021, when eat-in services were allowed again. 

Frends in Town Park retail centre

Reopening at 7:30am on Monday 29 June. 
Closing from Wednesday 7 October.

Open from 4-23 December 2020.

Galway Plate on the Tuam Rd 

Reopening on 2 July 

From 7 October, closed.

Have announced that they will not re-open during 2020.  But they intend to open again in 20201.

From 7 June 2021, opened for limited outdoor dining, and with a separate deli section for takeaway.

GBC Coffee Shop

Re-opening on Monday 29th June 2020. 
Hours 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am-6pm on Sunday, with the dining room used as extra seating for the coffee shop.

Closed from 7 October
Open from 4-23 December.

Re-opened for indoor dining from 26 July 2021

Gina's Gelato in William Street

Open from 2 May, serving ice-creams / gelato, coffee and waffles.

Takeaway only  all the time.

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.

From 7 October, serving outside only (wiht an extended seating areaa) - but the bakery is open for all regular takeaway products from Wednesday to Saturday.

Open in early January 2021 on the same basis - closed for a week from 18 - 24 January though.

Greene and Co (vegan) in Henry Street 

Closed from 6 July.   Re-opening on Friday 9 October, open Friday - Sunday from noon - 5:30pm for takeaway with a reduced menu and with very limited seating outside. Also offering deliveries through an on-line ordering service.

Open for dine-in 4-23 December, 2020.

Re-open for outside dining (using space shared with Bierhaus in the evening) from 7 June 2021.

Grind Coffee and Food Hub - city-centre and Briarhill

Briarhill opened for takeaway only service from late May.  By July they were offering dine in.

From 7 October, Briarhill and Merchant's Rd are open for takeaway, with limtied outdoor seating.

Grindhouse Cafe in Briarhill Business Park

Re-opened 21 September 2020.
From 21 October, takeaway only.
Eat in from 4-14 December.
Opened takeaway only for a few days in January 2021, then closed.

Re-opened takeaway only from April 2021 - and some outdoor seating provided from May.

Ground & Co in Joyces complex, Knocknacarra

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

Gourmet Food Parlour in Salthill

Open  12-noon to 9pm, Thursday to Sunday,  from 7 May.
From 7 October, open for takeaway only.
Open for dine in 4-23 December 2020.

Gourmet Tart - in Abbeygate St, Ravens Tce, Salthill and Galway Shopping Centre

Re-opeend in July.
From 21 October, takeaway only

Ground and Co in Salthill

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

From 7 October, open for takeaway, with limited outdoor seating.

Hazel Mountain chocolate cafe in Middle Street

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

Insomnia in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre

Re-opened initially for takeaway, and then for eat-in from July.
From 7 October, takeaway only.   Closed from mid-January.

Re-opened takeaway only from May 2021.

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.

From 7 October - open for takeaway only.   Closed for a while in January 2021, but open again in February for coffees and pastries.  From mid-March serving takeaway crepes.

Jianbing Bar in Quay Street

Re-oened in ?   
From 21 October, open for takeaway only.

Jump Juice Bar in Corrib Court Shopping Centre 

Opened again in February 2021

Jungle Beach Breaks Cafe in Salthill Prom

Usually just a seaside coffee kiosk, this cafe stayed open (perhaps only at weekends) providing the original outdoor-dining experience through to December.

Closed January - March (approx) 2021, then re-opened takeaway-only, with a much-needed spruce-up.

Jungle Cafe in Forster Street 

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

From 7 October, open for takeaway, and with regular outdoor seating.

From 21 October, tried to operate takeaway only for a week, but there was not enough footfall.  

Re-opened in approx. April 2021, takeaway only.

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.
From 7 October, open for takeaway only.
Open for eat-in from 4-23 Deceember2021, then closed.

The premises was used as the home of Bear Burgers for some parts of 2021.

Open again for eat-in customers from August 2021

Le Petit Delice in Mainguard Street

Re-opened for takeaway coffee / food in late March.  Started home deliveries in early April, and progressively increased services until they were offering regular menu and eat-in from mid July.

From 7 October, takeaway only - and home deliveries are still available on Tuesday and Friday

Little Lane Coffee Company in Upper Abbeygate St 

Webshop for coffee  / equipment stayed open 24x7

Re-opened 6 May, originally Wednesday to Sunday only.   Hours increased over time - by July, they were back to regular hours, offerin coffee, treats, retail coffee to eat-in or takeaway - as well as coffee-brewing equipment.

From 7 October, takeaway with very limited outdoor seating..

Lighthouse Cafe (vegetarian / vegan) in Upper Abbeygate St

Re-opened for takeaways on Wed 2 July. initial hours Wed - Sat, 10am to 4pm.
Over time, increased hours and allowed dine-in.

From 7 October operated as takeaway only.
Closed for the month of November.
Open for takeaway from 27 November.   Closed again from 24 December. 

Open for takeaway from 17 May 2021

Lighthouse Cafe (vegetarian / vegan) in Terryland.

Opened for takeaways on Wed 2 July. initial hours, Wed - Sat, 10am to 4pm.

Over time, increased hours and allowed dine-in.

From 7 October, takeaway, with very limited outdoor seating.   

Form 221 October, takeaway only

The  grocery shop remained open throughout, and the and coffee bar re-opened very quickly.  

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

From 7 October, the restaurant is closed but the coffee bar, deli and grocery shop are open,  Some and some outside seating is available.

Merchants Cafe, in the Eyre Square Hotel in Forster St

Re-opened from July 
From 7 October - closed.

Re-opened from Friday 4 December, until 24 December.
Closed for January,  re-opened Mon-Fri only from mid February 20201.

Marmalade Bakery and Cafe 

In Middle St - now open Tuesday to Saturday.   Open for takeaway only.

Meubles - above the furniture store in Briarhill Business Park

Re-opened in the week starting 21 June 2020.

From 7 October, takeaway only.  Open for eat-in between 4 and 24 December.   Closed after that - because they are located in a shop which is closed.

Mixgreens in Newcastle Rd

Open from July.

Mocha Beans in Cross Street

Re-opened for eat-in and takaway from July 2020.
Still offering takeaway from 21 October.

Mocha Beans Newcastle (where 56 West used to be)

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.

Reopened 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

From July, offering regular eat-in dining.

From 7 October, takeaway only, open 8am - 4pm, Monday to Sunday.

From 21 October, takewaway only.  Eat-in from 4-24 December, then back to takeaway again, Monday to Friday only.

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. By September, open 8am - 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday, aand 10am - 4pm Sunday.

From 7 October, takeaway only, then eat-in during December 2020.
Closed in January and early Febraruy, re-opened for takeaway from late February 2021. 

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.

From July, offering eat-in.

From 7 October, open for takeaway only

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. 

Takeaway only from Wednesday 7 October, eat in from 4-24 December, back to take-away from early January.

Pascal Coffee House in Lower Abbeygate Street

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.

Opened properly for eat-in on Monday 29 June.

From 7 October, takeaway only - and they are offering a delivery service, initially in the inner city only.

Open for eat-in from 4-24 December.

Open for pre-order and collection or delivery (no walk-ins) from 3 January. 

Pascal Coffee House in Edward Square

Re-opened on 4 December, closed from 24 December.

Re-open d for takeaway only from 2021.

Plámás in Dominick Street

Opened in September 2021 - read more.

Poppyseed in Galway Crystal,  Oranmore and Clarenbridge

Reopened on Monday 29 June

From 7 October, Oranmore and Clarenbridge are open for order via their website and collect only.
Open from dine in from 4-24 December.

Closed for January 20201.

Re-open for takeaway from April 2021

Renzo in Eyre Street 

Open from 18 May.

From 7 October, offering takeaway food/coffee.

Open for dine-in from 4-24 December.
Closed 25-26 December.
Open for takeaway from 27 December.
Closed from early January
Re-opened for takeaway only from April 2021

Quay Lane cafe in ... Quay Lane

Re-opened a little later than most cafes in 2020.
Stayed open for takeaway throughout the Level 5 restrictions in early 2021.

Revive and Revive and Go in Eyre Street 

Re-opened on Monday 29 June 

From 7 October, open for takeaway, and with a covered outdoor patio behind the cafe off Rosemary Ave.

From 22 October, only Revive-and-Go is open.

Scrumdiddly's Ice-creams in Middle Street

Read more ... takeaway only - and continued operating this way from 7 October until 24 December.

Rouge in Dominick Street Lower

Secret Garden in William St West

Open 10am-5pm from 3 May for takeaway energy-treats, tea, coffee, loose-leaf tea and smoothies.  
Re-opened for dine-in customers in July.

From 7 October, open for takeaway, with outdoor seating in the back yard.

Subway in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre 

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

From 7 October 2020, temporarily closed.   

Reopened in approx August 2021.

Starbucks in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre

Re-opened on in the week starting 8 June
From 7 October, takeaway only.

Tartare in Lower Dominick Street

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

Dine in from July 2020.

From Wednesday 7 October - takeaway only, and eat-in in December.
Closed in January and February 2021.
Re-opened for takeaways at weekends from mid-March 2021.

Truffle (gourmet chocolate) in Market Street 

Opened in April 2021 ... read more

Vegano Deli (plant-based/vegan) in Shantalla

Open 1-4pm from Saturday 2 May - days / hours vary as they are working on the premises.
This shop is takeaway only, so is still open from 7 October onwards.  

From 4 January, pre-order only, no walk-up customers.

The Creamery in Salthill

Open for ice reams, coffee and takeaway food, from mid April.  9am -6pm, every day.
From July, open for eat-in dining.

From 7 October, open for takeaway, with limited outdoor seating.
From 21 October, takeaway only

From 4-24 December, dine in and takeaway.
Closed 25-26 December.
Open for takeaway from 27 December.

From early January, pre-order on

Brazco Coffee Academy in Oranmore 

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

From 7 October, open for takeaway, with limited outdoor seating.

Thomas and Co, Oranmore

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

From 7 October, open for takeaway, with limited outdoor seating.

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.

From mid-July. open for eat-in dining.

From 7 October, open for takeaway, with limited - but heated - outdoor seating.

From 21 October, providing  delivery / call and collet gourmet boxes only.

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.

Open for eat-in customers from July 2020.

From7 October:
Open 8am - 4pm (9am-4pm Sat/Sun) for coffee / pastries: these are takeaway only:
Brunch menu in the garden, 8am - 3pm (Sat/Sun 9am - 3pm).

From 4-24 December, open for dine-in.

closed over Christmas.   
From 29 December, takeaway only, limited hours/days - check their Facebook page for details.

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