Eat

Our Café

If you are looking for a Café in Galway for a delicious bite to eat, then you have found the place. Our award-winning food is cooked every day with the best of ingredients, using herbs and edible flowers from the garden and fresh local produce. We have something for everyone, with plenty of dishes for visitors who are vegetarian or are known to enjoy a vegan café, and yummy options for kids. Lots of home baking too, so you can enjoy coffee and cakes or a delicious lunch.

Our light-filled garden café has huge picture windows for perfect indoor dining, or you can sit outside on the patio surrounded by flowers and the scents of the gardens.

You can welcome anytime, there is never a charge to visit the Café or Gift Shop!

Café in Galway
Café in Galway

Opening Times

We open at 10.30am for teas, coffee, snacks and cakes. At 12pm lunch service begins until 4.00pm. After that, you can get teas, coffee, snacks and cakes until 4.30pm.

Opening Hours

Apr - Oct

Nov - Mar

Garden Café

10.30 - 5.00pm

10.30 - 4.30pm

Awards

We are delighted that the Garden Café is in Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide and the Bridgestone Guide. In 2019 we were shortlisted in the Top Ten Cafés in Ireland at the Food & Wine Awards. Not bad for a small Café in Galway!

Garden Café Lunch Menu

Soup
Hot bowl of fresh wholesome soup with Sullivan’s sourdough bread (v,vg) €6
Goats’ Cheese Sourdough Toastie
Honeyed pear, caramelised onion, and goats’ cheese toastie on Sullivan’s sourdough bread (v,vg,gf) €10.00
Chicken Sourdough Toastie
Free-range chicken, sun-dried tomato pesto, emmental & red onion toastie on Sullivan’s sourdough bread (v,vg) €11.00
Summer Salad
Uncle Matt’s leaves with roast summer vegetables and lemon basil dressing served with a choice of;
– Beetroot hummus (v,vg) €9.50
– Goats’ cheese (vg) €9.50
– Free-range chicken €10.00
Mezze Bowl
Brown rice tabbouleh, sumac and spice roast chickpeas, zaatar and garlic squash, baba ganoush, caramelised onion hummus, Uncle Matt’s green salad leaves served with toasted pitta bread (v,vg) €11.00

Sides
Homemade spicy wedges with Cajun mayo dip €4

Kids
Ham and cheese tortilla roll-ups €4
Pasta with homemade sauce & cheese €4

Testimonials

What a treasure this was!

What a treasure this was! I am here from New York for a conference and had a Sunday afternoon free. Met up with an Irish friend and she and another friend of hers took me here. What a delight! The cafe was just perfect, sandwiches and salads and soups. The desserts were spectacular and lovely coffee.

Rhonda P via Tripadvisor

Jun 27, 2022

marykB3099WZ

The food in the cafe is excellent quality and portions a little too big, especially when you can’t resist desert too 🙂 No problem bringing dogs on a lead, my dog is small so was even able to potter around the lovely gift shop.  You can also go just to the restaurant which I didn’t realise. If I had realised both I would have gone more often as I holiday near there annually. Don’t miss dropping by even if just have time for lunch or a coffee.

marykB3099WZ

Sep 1, 2021

Ciarao2022

Had lunch among the flowers in this lovely Garden Cafe. Plenty of outdoor seating, some covered by a large awning. The salads are tasty and creative and the staff professional and friendly. We were on a return visit at the kids’ request for the homemade brownies which are to die for! If looking for a relaxing summery lunch experience, you can’t beat this one.

Ciarao2022

Sep 1, 2021

W7616FLbarrym

The beauty of Brigit’s Garden is well documented but today I had lunch there with my daughter. I had the Spiced Chicken Shawarma with harissa, tzatziki, garlic butterbean puree, pickled onion and flatbread. I can safely say that it was the most delicious lunch I have eaten in Galway in as long as I can remember. It was a huge meal (I just about finished it!) and extremely well-priced. I would highly recommend trying it when visiting!

W7616FLbarrym

Sep 1, 2021

Turasoir1

Bursting with flavour. Best food we had during our week in Galway, full of flavour. Ample sheltered dining outside.

Turasoir1

Sep 1, 2021

Michal Bujko

This is place worth visit! Food is just next level… rich with flavours and mouth watering. Delicious cappuccino. Beautiful Gardens, relaxing moments, and wonderful staff 10/10!

Michal Bujko

Sep 1, 2021

Stephanie Pakenham

The first time was just for food as we didn’t have time to walk the garden. The food is just amazing, I had the lentil dahl both times and it was the nicest dish I’ve had in years. The Gardens are stunning, with so much to see. I hadn’t expected them to be so big and the kids absolutely loved it, it was all a big adventure for them. You could easily pass 3 or 4 hours between the Garden and the Café. The staff were so warm and friendly, food arrived within 5 mins of ordering, good prices and there’s also a gorgeous gift shop on site. Would definitely recommend!

Stephanie Pakenham

Sep 1, 2021

Donovan Keters

Probably the best vegetarian food I’ve had in all of Ireland. It’s prepared with much love, the plat looked like a piece of art and the taste was out of the world.

Donovan Keters

Sep 1, 2021
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