3. Ground & Co., Salthill
This bustling café is situated on the Salthill Prom at the same location as Galway Atlantaquaria so it’s an ideal family-friend hob for all those visiting Salthill and locals alike.
The café serves a variety of coffees, teas and cold beverages and an assortment of yummy pastries and cakes as well as brunch dishes, sandwiches and soups. There is plenty of room to sit al fresco and enjoy the stunning views of Galway Bay and The Burren.
Well worth a visit as you walk the Salthill Prom, whether it’s for some extra pep in your step or a well-earned treat after all that walking!
4. Jungle Café, Forster St
Another little treasure hidden away Forster Street, close to the coach station east of Eyre Square. Jungle Cafe is a little tropical nook nestled into Galway’s city centre. From the minute you step inside you’re greeted with a friendly hello and a chilled out vibe.
Sit back and relax in the tranquil surrounds of the outdoor café accompanied with cosy blankets and potted plants. Serving up some of the most nutritious food, Jungle cafe offers everything from breakfast to lunch and everything in between.
The barista’s of Jungle will make you the perfect cup of coffee, however you like it. Whether you’re looking for that perfect place to sit with a book or hanging out with friends, Jungle Cafe is the ultimate oasis away from all the city’s hustle and bustle.
5. Mc Cambridge’s, Shop St
It’s hard to miss Mc Cambridge’s on Shop St, which has been a mainstay in Galway since 1925. The ground floor is mainly dedicated to groceries but make sure you don’t miss out on their fantastic sandwich counter, which serves up scrumptious sourdough sandwiches made with the best local ingredients or their barista bar which always has a long queue for a good reason!
You can opt for sitting upstairs in the dining room if you wish to dine indoors and there is an option of hot meals and salad if you do this. Personally, I prefer to sit outside and people watch as I munch on my tasty nosh or perhaps get it all to go and head down to the river for an impromptu picnic.
6. Gourmet Tart, Raven’s Terrance
This is just one of many Gourmet Tarts that are dotted around Galway but for me this location is the winner by far, from the location which is situated right by the canal and Wolfetone Bridge by The Claddagh to the friendly staff that always seem happy to serve you.
Great place to rest after a day of shopping in the centre or after a long walk around South Park to check out the Galway Hookers in the Claddagh Basin or enjoy the sun at the Spanish Arch. The café serves up fantastic coffees but for me the best thing is their fantastic selection of ready-made salads, wraps and meals. Everything is really well priced and excellent quality. For those of you with a sweet tooth you won’t be disappointed with the vast selection of French-style mousse cakes, croissants and of course delicious tarts.
Unfortunately, there is very little seating provided but that’s okay as most people are perfectly happy to sit on the wall by the canal and watch the world go by.