Brunch in Cork City, Ireland

Here are the restaurants and cafes in Cork offering special weekend brunch menus. Yes, some are even open early mornings or on Sundays!

You can also contact me on Twitter @BrunchCork if you’re on the go and can’t read this blog post but need a recommendation.

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  • Fenn’s Quay
    Breakfast (menu) and brunch (menu) on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 3-ish
    Breakfast and Lunch Mondays through Fridays.
    Early Dinner and A La Carte Dinner Monday though Saturday.
    No. 5, Fenn’s Quay, Sheares Street, Cork City Centre (located one street north and one street west of the Courthouse)
    (021) 427 9527
    Menu includes fluffy pancakes, eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine, fresh-baked breads/croissants/scones, and scrambled eggs. Their Hollandaise sauce is Pasteurized (great for pregnant ladies). I love this place because of its warm neighborhood feel. Linger over the morning newspaper and enjoy starting the day on your terms at your pace or meet up with friends and tease them about the crazy stuff they did the night before!
  • The Sextant
    Brunch (menu) on Sundays from 12 Noon to 3:30 p.m.
    Weekday breakfasts (menu) from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon also
  • ButterCup Cafe
    Sat brunch9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Breakfast weekdays.
    19 Dominick Street, Shandon, Cork City
    (021) 455 1888
  • Fresco Bistro
    Brunch (menu) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.
    Lower level of Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC Campus, Cork City
    (021) 490 1848
    Tables are in demand (reservations available by phone) and a stroll around the gallery afterward is a good excuse to eat something decadent. Evidently (and not surprisingly), it serves up the best food on UCC campus hands down. For peek inside their kitchen, check out the appetite-inducing video of the food as photographed by Neil Danton. Great location for art lovers.

  • Liberty Grill
    Brunch 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Breakfast weekdays.
    Washington Street, Cork City Centre
    (021) 427 1049
    Like Fenns Quay, their Hollandaise sauce is Pasteurized (great if pregnant).

  • Idaho Café
    Mondays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.  to 6:00 p.m.
    Caroline Street at Maylor, Cork City Centre
    They offer suspended coffees.
  • Crawford Gallery Café
    Brunch from 9:00 a.m.  to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Breakfast weekdays.
    Crawford Gallery, Emmet Square, Cork City Centre
    Great location for art lovers.
  • Cafe Serendipity
    Breakfast/brunch from 8:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday
    Palace View, Western Road (opposite the River Lee Hotel), Cork City Centre
  • Paradise Café
    Brunch menu from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays as well as Mondays through Fridays (regular menu after that)
    French Church Street, Cork City Centre
    Morning menu includes French omelets as well as their usual and large traditional French crepes.
  • O’Flynn’s Gourmet Sausages
  • Breakfast Daily
    Winthrop Street, Cork City
  • Duke’s Coffe Company
    Breakfast daily specialising in coffee and food that goes well with coffee.
    Carey’s Lane, Paul Street, Cork City Centre
  • Sugar Cube
    Breakfast daily
    Grand Parade & South Mall Junction, Cork City
  • Nash 19
    Brunch from 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Breakfast Monday through Friday.
    Princes Street, Cork City Centre
  • SoHo
    Brunch (menu) on weekends.
    Grand Parade at Washington Street, Cork City Centre
    Great if there’s a match on – have you seen their TV collection?
  • 6ix
    Brunch (menu) on Sundays from 12 Noon with Disco DJ
    6 Bridge Street, Cork City
  • Castle Cafe
    Brunch (menu) from 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
    Blackrock Castle, Blackrock, Co.Cork.
  • Serendipity Cafe
    Breakfast/Brunch from 8 a.m. on Saturdays.
    31 Palace View, Western Road, Cork City
  • Bodega
    Brunch and lunch (menu) from 10:00am on Saturdays and Sundays.
    Corn Market Street, Cork City Centre
  • Amicus
    Brunch (menu) from Noon on Sundays
    Paul Street, Cork City Centre
  • Woodford
    Breakfast (menu) from 10:00am to Noon on Saturdays
    and Noon to 4pm on Sundays.
    Paul Street, Cork City Centre
  • Cornstore
    Brunch (menu) on Sundays from Noon to 4pm


  • Orchids Restaurant at Hayfield Manor
    Serves a weekly special Sunday lunch (sample menu) and even more Special Gourmet Brunch a few times a year (Mother’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day, Jazz Festival).
  • Greenes Restaurant
    Only open on Sundays for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Jazz weekend, and holiday weekends. Would be great on a sunny day if you grabbed a table by the waterfall!

I link to their brunch or weekend morning menus whenever possible. Because you probably came here for information, I’m adding all the mouth-watering brunch photos to the end of this post. PLEASE NOTE: This post only lists the weekend hours. These establishments also have weekday hours which you can learn about by clicking on the restaurant name to visit their website. To help you locate the nearest spot to you, I’ve placed as many of these restaurants (or their host hotels) in a custom Google BRUNCH IN CORK Map. There’s also an @BrunchCork Twitter account and Brunch in Cork Facebook page devoted to this exact topic!

Brunch can be for friends to catch up after a busy week or a time for family to gather, especially for holidays like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, Jazz Festival weekend or some such special occasion. But I like brunch any weekend!

Yes, it took a bit of time and effort to create this list not to mention the maintenance, but it’s worth it to bring you the bliss of brunch. But if you really REALLY want to thank me (like say, if you were totally hungover when you read this list and found the perfect brunch to soothe your day-after-wild-night self and think I’m an angel), I have an Wish List and an Etsy wish list. Or you can buy my son a present from LB’s Amazon wish list. Or you can comment on this post with lovely words! No matter what, be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest tasty updates.  

Brunch in Cork Google Map
@BrunchCork on Twitter
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List of places serving breakfast/brunch/lunch in Cork on weekends. Compiled by Evin O'Keeffe in March 2012.

And now for those yummy photos I promised you… (there are MANY)

My #EggsFlorentine for #brunch at #fennsquay. Love #Cork #eggs. #EatLocal#morning #cuppa #latte at #fennsquay in #cork#morning at #fennsquayMy custom omelet has arrived! @fennsquay #breakfast #foodSoldiers and eggs and Marmite and potato straws. Brunch at Fenns quay#Cappuccino to start the day. Brunch at @caitl's @fennsquay.Eggs Florentine at @fennsquay for breakfast.

Breakfast at Fenns Quay makes even a Thursday feel like a holiday. Custom ham, cheese, and tomato omelet

Ardsallagh, ham and tomato omelet with black and white @rosscarberyreci pudding. @fennsquay @caitl #brunch

Eggs on Toast


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My custom omelet has arrived! @fennsquay #breakfast #food

Good craic at #brunch this morning. @fennsquay @caitl

Eggs Florentine at @fennsquay for breakfast.

Breakfast at Fenns Quay makes even a Thursday feel like a holiday. Custom ham, cheese, and tomato omelet


Ardsallagh, ham and tomato omelet with black and white @rosscarberyreci pudding. @fennsquay @caitl #brunch

Soldiers and eggs and Marmite and potato straws. Brunch at Fenns quay

Eggs on Toast


  1. Bri says:

    Hey, you forgot the amazing vegan Sunday brunch in My Goodness Cork! Served 11am to 5pm, all vegan, and almost the entire menu is sugar- and gluten-free. Check it out 🙂

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