Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’

Cupán Tae

Retro is not enough when we need to define this little place in Quay Lane. It is more than the obvious look into the past so fashionable lately, every detail has a reason to be and makes part of a whole, from the small tables at the front door, to the plants in the teapots or the decorated little napkins.

In Cupán Tae you can feel like a character in Alice in Wonderland; you can discover yourself holding your china cup very carefully not to break it, not to scratch it, not even leaving that drop of tea fall down to the saucer and get your lovely cup dirty.

But the nice appearance is only visible when you are waiting for your tea or coffee and your cake (you will want some cake!). When it arrives, you just forget about the flowers on the cup, of the objects on the walls you will be only focus on the flavour. Besides, they prepare gluten free cakes and cupcakes.

You can check the Speciality Teas they offer in their Website

They also serve breakfast and, although they look tasty (see pictures below) I have to be honest… I didn’t try any yet.

Cupán Tea is open from 10 to 17 pm Mon-Thu and 10-18 pm Fri-Sun

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The Quay Street Kitchen


Good food+good location+good staff= Great time

We totally agree with the readers of Trip Advisor who listed The Quay Street Kitchen as the number 1 in Galway (out of 224 restaurants).

I’m sure you can find restaurants more chic, or more avantgarde food in Galway, but if you think that eating out is a experience involving also, the people, the surroundings, the good attitude, you would appreciate this little restaurant in Quay Street, with (for me) the best lemon tart in ages.

They open for breakfast everyday, and in the menu there’s this MAN UP! for 19,95 (if you finish it, you should get a prize): minute steak, liver&onion, sausages, bacon, pudding, fried eggs, skinny fries, mushrooms, tomatoes, bread and Hollandaise sauce.


The picture is a salad special with trout and squid. There’s always some soup and some fish (or seafood) in the menu, but what called our attention was the slow roasted pork neck with red wine gravy. Delicious!

Also, many vegetarian and vegan options, like vegan fish fingers or the vegan burger.

Try its desserts with a tea or a coffee (great coffee, not at all burnt as in many other restaurants around!) and remember they are also open late, quite late.

I think we’ll be talking more soon about this restaurant, in such a busy street where there’s always something going on.