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The Bookstore Coffeeshop

Main Street | The Blessington Book Store, Blessington, Ireland
+353 45 857 730
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (11 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street | The Blessington Book Store, Blessington, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Nice little spot for a coffee, not much space but it all seems to fit nicely. Nice cake selection and of course plenty of books!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank postingyouabill
BlessingtonBookStore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you! Coffee and books are our passion and we love it when fellow addicts are pleased. We do try to use every modicum of space as there is so much to share. Janet

Reviewed 25 September 2018

In Blessington doing some shopping and lunch, we came here looking for a book suitable for a 9 year old grandson, something not likely to be on American book shelves. We had a wonderful conversation with a very knowledgeable woman who steered us in the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Richard M
BlessingtonBookStore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

It was lovely meeting yourself and your wife - really pleased she enjoyed ' Recipes for a Perfect Marriage' by Kate Kerrigan. Independent bookshops need lots of book lovers like yourselves to keep going, so thank you for taking the time to write such a...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Found this lovely little coffee and book store in the middle of Blessington Village, Great Coffee and the wife found 3 books...

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NiallCollins
BlessingtonBookStore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Niall, when we start talking about all that we do to make the perfect coffee, peoples eyes glaze over. Worth it all to get such a nice review - thank you! Janet

Reviewed 28 August 2018

This ia a combined book and coffee shop. Have a coffee sorrounded buy reading material. Relaxed no rush establishment high on my list of places.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sandradJ6635UJ
BlessingtonBookStore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Really pleased you enjoyed your visit! There is something very calming about being surrounded by books that creates a lovely atmosphere! Thank you for taking the time to review us Janet

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Went in previously, also very slow service. Didn't have any soup as the Kitchen was closed,so just had Coffee. Then someone came in ordered Soup and was served? Quite shocking really and its not a cheap cafe.More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank caseyjonesDublin
BlessingtonBookStore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Very sorry to hear that your visit was disappointing. We stop serving hot food at 4pm, so unless someone pre ordered soup by phone that should not have happened. I'll check that out. Unfortunately you visited us in the busiest week for school books -...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

We stopped in Blessington on a Sunday afternoon drive and stumbled upon this lovely cafe. Not only does it have a good selection of books for sale but its coffee and cake were exceptional. All the cakes produced locally we were told. You must sop...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dpk58
BlessingtonBookStore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Sundays have become great fun in the bookshop, as we are getting more tourists stopping by. Lovely to meet new book lovers and get to show our barista skills! Thank you for the review Janet

Reviewed 22 July 2018

This little local gem offers great chai teas, coffees & hot chocolates. It's super kid friendly, has a lovely atmosphere, great books & brilliant staff.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank LauraB2005
BlessingtonBookStore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

HI Laura Our hot chocolate is considered the treat of choice in the local national school... Delighted you enjoyed your stay - and a special welcome to the readers of the future Janet

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Really nice friendly people serving great food, and the bookshop is amazing. Don't miss it, even if you are just passing through Blessington.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank chris w
BlessingtonBookStore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you Chris! And if when visiting, one or more of your party can play the piano, then they can earn themselves a free coffee in return for a few tunes. Our bookshop piano was last owned by a librarian (Aunty Molly) and dates from...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018

Loved the coffee and the cookies were just perfect. The bookshop is gorgeous and quaint with lovely seating all in among the books. A must visit for book lovers and coffee lovers alike!More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank AntheaTaitz
BlessingtonBookStore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

So pleased you liked us Anthea! We make the cookies every day and it makes all the difference. Do you by any chance play the piano? You may have noticed our lovely old antique piano in the corner - freshly tuned and waiting to play.....More

Reviewed 20 January 2018

Its lovely and cozy to enjoy a coffee surrounded by books. The staff are friendly and its quite a busy little store. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Anniem201590
BlessingtonBookStore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you! We love sitting and having a bowl of soup for lunch, surrounded by books - there is something calming and comforting about it. Now that we have a piano in store we look forward to adding some live music to the experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | The Blessington Book Store, Blessington, Ireland (Formerly Food For Thought Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Blessington
  • Phone Number: +353 45 857 730
  • E-mail
Description
On the main street of the picturesque market town of Blessington this independent bookshop is famous for the quality of the coffee served and delicious home baking. Voted the best hot chocolate in town and the Treat of Choice by the local schoolkids - tough critics! We serve a selection of gluten free toasties and cakes for those with dietary requirements, and for our vegan visitors have delicious vegetable & fruit smoothies which is lovely with one of our vegan flapjacks or shortbread.
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