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Revive Cafe and Grill and Ice-cream Parlour, High Street


Update: In March 2014, this premises changed into the Latin Quarter Wine Bar and Restaurant - no more casual cafe style here!


Photo of cafe exterior, giant ice cream cone, menu boards, bollards separating traffic from the cobbled footpath
dark-brown cafe tables and wicker work chairs, with white cups and plates, large gilt edged wall-hung mirror





Address:  Cnr High and Cross Streets
Phone::  to be advised


A sister to Revive on Eyre St, this stylish cafe on Galway's main shopping street opened during 2010, in a premises formerly occupied by a slightly fusty lingere shop.

photo - rocky road on white china plate, big lumps of marshmallow, dusted with icing sugar
After a fantastic job with renovations, it offers the full range of cafe fare, including a wonderfully chocolatty Rocky Road.

Prices are very reasonable: A recent eat-in full breakfast for two cost less than take-away fish and chips from other local outlets. In the evening it turns in to Revive Grill, and the ice-creams into a walking dessert option.

View over Quay Street from Cross Street, looking towards Spanish Arch:  Dillons Claddagh ring museum, Wooden Heart Toys, Neachtains pub - rainy holiday Sunday crowds
The area downstairs is tiny - one window bench only, and the narrow street means that there's very limited potential for outdoor seating.

But there is a good sized dining area upstairs, including one table that's great for people watching down Quay Street.

They flirted with the name "Pino" in late 2012, but that's been abandoned and they're back to being called Revive again.

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