Galway is a city which likes to sleep in, and most breakfast cafes don’t open until 11am or 12pm. Family-run Lohan’s opens early in comparison at 9am. The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable, with light wooden furniture and wooden paneling on the walls. Combining old-fashioned traditional cooking styles with world-inspired modern twists, Lohan’s provides great value for money in a jovial and welcoming environment. Portion sizes are just right and the full Irish breakfast is highly recommended.
232 Upper Salthill Road, Galway +353 91522696
Known for serving wonderful sweet snacks and sandwiches to go with afternoon tea, Claire’s Tearooms also sells well-planned and beautifully crafted breakfast meals such as homemade pancakes with summer berry compote, fruit scones and many other treats. For brunch, refreshing meals such as crab and avocado salad, barbecue bean burgers served with salad or homemade soups are available. The atmosphere is very peaceful and calm, and service is quick and attentive.
The Old Stone House, Clarinbridge, Galway +353 9177660
Cupan Tae is a traditional Irish tea shop specializing in quality home baking. Using only local Galway produce, Cupan Tae provides 30 different flavors of loose leaf tea which are served in high-quality china. Their menu changes almost weekly to reflect seasonal changes, but they always have lots of vegetarian options. Their breakfast menu includes originals like “before-noon tea” – homemade granola, natural yoghurt and honey with fresh strawberries, freshly baked scone with whipped cream and homemade jam, alongside their own loose leaf breakfast tea.
8 Quay Ln, Galway +353 91895000