Kickstart your Day at Galway’s Best Breakfast spots
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Kickstart your Day at Galway’s Best Breakfast spots

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day which is why we have put together a list of the top Galway spots to enjoy some seriously delicious breakfast dishes before the rest of your day begins. Discover all of Galway's best breakfast options below..


Available Friday to Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm, Capones' menu features all of the classic dishes as well as some not so classic options. Their delicious breakfast spread features avocado and feta smash, the salmon benny, the breakfast buzz, 3 egg omelettes and plenty more. To make things even better, if you opt for sitting out in the outdoor area, you can enjoy your breakfast with your dog by your side.
1 Kingston Rd, Knocknacarra / more here 

above: photo of avocado & feta smash, courtesy of Capones

The Sliding Rock

If you are after a delicious breakfast, you really must visit The Sliding Rock. Only a stone's throw from the city centre, they are home to a popular bar and restaurant and the breakfast menu here is top quality. They are open from 9am each day and serve a full range of breakfast favourites alongside their drinks menu including; full Irish, mini Irish, veg breakfast. porridge and bacon & eggs.
37 Newcastle Rd / more here 

above: full Irish from The Sliding Rock, photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

Blackrock Cottage

Open from 8am, Blackrock Cottage is the ideal spot for sea-swimmers, prom walkers and locals to sit, chat and enjoy a delicious brekkie. They have also collaborated with Álainn to bring their guests the popular Álainn bowls, meaning that you will always get to enjoy the ultimate breakfast experience at this spot complete with picturesque views of Galway Bay and Blackrock Diving Tower.
The Promenade, Salthill / more here

above: photo of pancakes from Blackrock Cottage, photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige


If you’re the type of person who loves to be up and out in the early hours, you’ll be delighted to know that Delight Café is open from 8am, six days a week. Specialising in healthy, wholesome foods, they work with local producers and suppliers to bring you a menu that is both good for you and super delicious. They also has a full juice bar with smoothies, so if you want to cut back on caffeine this is the spot for you.
Renmore Avenue, Renmore / more here 

above: photo of porridge, courtesy of Delight  

McHugh’s Traditional Pub & Restaurant

We can’t talk about breakfast without mentioning the winner of our coveted Best Full Irish Fry Up title, McHugh’s Traditional Pub & Restaurant. Often referred to as the best in Galway, their multi-award-winning breakfast range includes delights such as a traditional full-Irish, pancakes, gluten-free options, vegan options and the reliable omelettes.
Tuam Rd, Killeen, Castlegar / more here 

above: photo of full Irish breakfast, courtesy of McHugh's

Tom Sheridan's Bar

Serving breakfast all week long, Tom Sheridan's Bar offers a late morning fix with all your favourites on their short menu. With options of the full Galway breakfast, the good old, scrambled eggs and bacon and the veggie sausage roll. In addition to this, the team here knows just how difficult it can be to shake off the tiredness which is why you'll receive a complimentary tea or an americano with every breakfast order.
Clybaun Rd, Knocknacarra / more here 

above: photo of veggie sausage roll, courtesy of Tom Sheridans

The Huntsman Inn

For a delicious breakfast on the shores of Lough Atalia, the award winning The Huntsman Inn has loads to offer you. From the grill, enjoy a comfortably filling Huntsman breakfast skillet (vegetarian options available), Irish breakfast, wild mushroom on toast, eggs Florentine and more. Alternatively, they offer a delicious acai parfait, organic oat porridge and healthy granola -yum!
164 College Road, Wellpark / more here 

above: photo of acai power parfait, courtesy of The Huntsman Inn

The Red Gap Bar & Restaurant

There’s something for everyone on the breakfast menu at The Red Gap Bar & Restaurant. From the classic options of fry ups and Belgian waffles to smoked salmon with poached eggs and potato cakes, your taste buds are definitely in for a treat when you choose The Red Gap Bar & Restaurant as your breakfast spot. Be sure to pay them a visit and taste these delicious dishes for yourself.
Barnaderg, Tuam / more here

above: photo of fruit scone, courtesy of Red Gap Restaurant

Ground & Co.

There’s no better way to end a brisk morning walk along Salthill’s promenade than calling into Ground & Co for bitta breakfast. Early mornings in Salthill really aren’t complete without enjoying a few of their pastries and breads that are fresh out of the oven. Alternatively, their more filling options are perfect if you’ve got a busy day ahead of you and taste absolutely divine.
Atlantaquaria Toft Park, Salthill / more here

above: photo of smashed avocado, courtesy of Ground & Co

Taaffes Bar

Conveniently located on Galway’s Shop Street, Taaffes Bar is the perfect place to stop by for a bite to eat before heading off to work. With a variety of traditional Irish breakfast options to choose from you, you won’t want to leave this spot once you start tucking into their array of delicious foods. Who knows you may even be able to sneak in a quick pint of their famously good Guinness before you have to go..
19 Shop Street, City Centre / more here

above: photo of full Irish breakfast, courtesy of Taaffes Bar

Chef Laura Rosso

If you would like to try something new for breakfast, take yourself out for an early morning treat at Chef Laura Rosso. Serving a range of yummy goodies with the touch of an authentic Brazilian chef, you can begin your day enjoying a selection of tasty dishes such as pancakes, porridge and pastries or opt for a more filling brekkie of sourdough sandwiches, wraps and snacks.
Grattan Rd (at GCI Building), Salthill / more here 

above: photo of veg club sandwich, courtesy of Chef Laura Rosso 


Making waves in the Oranmore food scene, Burgos is a haven for breakfast enthusiasts, the early morning menu includes their super popular homemade cinnamon buns, to die for pancakes and the cure-all – breakfast burger. Open from 8am from Monday to Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday, Burgos should be on your bucket list for breakfast spots for sure!
Unit 5 Castle Rd, Oranmore / more here

above: photo of breakfast burger, courtesy of Burgos 

Seven Bar

Who says breakfast has to be restricted to the morning time? At Seven Bar you can be savouring all the tastiness of a full Irish fry up all day  every day. Their famous full Irish breakfast is the perfect hangover cure so if you wake up and your head is in bits, a trip to Seven comes highly recommended.
5-7 Bridgestreet, Latin Quarter / more here

above: photo of fry up, courtesy of Seven

Merchant Bar & Restaurant

At Merchant Bar & Restaurant their focus is to create simple, honest, and fresh dishes sourced locally from farms and the sea to create a breakfast menu that is bursting with amazing flavor. Available all day, every day, if you're looking for something filling, we recommend their full Irish with all the trimmings or if something light is more appealing the Merchant eggs benedict and granola bowls hit the spot every time.
Eyre Square Hotel, 6 Forster St, East Village / more here 

above: courtesy of Merchants Bar

Deli 19

Open from 8am daily, Deli 19 offers fine coffee, freshly baked pastries, and all day brunch in a rustic-chic contemporary café set right in the middle of Clifden town. With breakfast options that are both delicious and nutritious, you are sure to start your day off on the right foot at Deli 19. Available for sit in or takeaway, their grab and go selection is perfect for all early risers.
The Square, Clifden / more here 

above: photo of breakfast bowl, courtesy of Deli 19


Porterhouse is busy serving breakfast right up until noon to ensure that Oranmore’s locals and visitors get to start their day with an amazing breakfast. Porterhouse offers a menu filled with all the morning essentials so you can enjoy a feast of gourmet omelettes, French toast, and fry ups before taking on your day of work or gallivantings.
Main St, Oranmore / more here 

above: photo of fry up, courtesy of Porterhouse

Feature photo courtesy of The Red Gap Bar and Restaurant

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