A map that shows the location of some of the popular coffee shops in Wexford Town. If you’re looking for more information about each cafe (reviews, smoking area, etc), be sure to scroll down past the map.
Please note that all of the customer reviews in this guide were manually selected from Facebook.
Costa Coffee is a popular multinational coffee house company. In May of 2015, it opened a store on Wexford’s South Main Street, in the premises that used to house South 51. Costa Coffee has all of the usual foodstuffs that you would expect to find in a cafe; including paninis, sandwiches, wraps, toasties, pastries, biscuits and cakes. The outlet also has a roofed smoking area.
O’Briens, North Main Street
There is an O’Briens Sandwich Bar outlet on Wexford’s North Main Street. It has two floors, with the upstairs floor being an outside smoking area. This smoking area is roofed and during the winter months, a temporary wall is erected in order to shield customers from the cold winter winds. Outside of the AIB Bank, which is located across the street, there are two or three outside tables where customers can sit and soak up the busy main street. This cafe sells coffee, tea, smoothies, salads and custom-made sandwiches.
O’Briens, Redmond Square
Next to the Sam McCauley Chemists store in Redmond Square, you’ll find another O’Briens Sandwich Bar. This is located across the road from Wexford’s O Hanrahan train station. This particular coffee shop does not have an outside smoking area.
Facebook review by Val Scallan-Walsh:
Great food, great service, great staff. Not a bad word to say about O’Briens in Redmond Square. I stopped in recently and had one of your triple decker sandwiches. It was delicious.
Across from Dunnes Stores in Redmond Square, you will find Nosh Coffee. This is located in the premises where the old Xtra Vision store used to be. Although it doesn’t have a smoking area, it does put a number of tables and chairs on the pathway outside.
Review by Christina Barnwell:
Best mochas! I always have to go there for one. Great food too!
Central Station is a Cafe Bar that is located on Wexford’s North Main Street, at the back of Whites Hotel. This restaurant serves coffee, tea, full Irish breakfasts, pasta, omelets, beef burgers, chips and a number of other lunch options. Central Station has a small outside seating area, which overlooks the busy North Main Street.
In the downstairs lobby of Whites Hotel, which is located on Abbey Street, there is a sit-down area where you can order coffee or tea, as well as lunch and dessert.
The Centenary Stores
The Centenary Stores is a pub that is situated on Wexford’s Charlotte Street. During the day, it serves coffee, tea, soup and other food that is commonly referred to as “pub grub.” It also has an outside beer garden with seating arrangements.
On Common Quay Street, across from the Bank of Ireland building, you will find Blasta Cafe. This coffee house sells all of the usuals: Coffee, tea, cake, scones and even dairy-free cappuccinos. This cafe does not have an outside seating area.
Facebook review by Ruth Ní Chonchubhair:
Such a nice place to go for coffee and a bite to eat! Their dairy-free cappuccinos are absolutely unreal!
The Red Kettle
The Red Kettle is a cafe that is situated on Mallin Street, across from Rowe Street Church car park. The Red Kettle serves breakfast and lunch. More often than not, it will have a small seating area on the outside of the premises (obviously, this sort of arrangement is weather-permitting).
Review by Tara Dobbs Hayden:
Amazing restaurant! The coffee is beautiful, the food is gorgeous and the staff are so friendly and accommodating. By far the best restaurant in town. Highly recommend!
Wexford’s Tesco supermarket can be found on Distillery Road. Beside the Customer Service desk upstairs, there is a large cafe that overlooks the car park. This cafe does not have a smoking area.
The Greenacres restaurant in Selskar operates a regular cafe during the day. Its morning menu consists of dishes such as scrambled organic eggs, grilled breakfasts and “granola with natural yoghurt and fresh berries.” It also has outside seating arrangements.
Update: Unfortunately, The Star has closed after decades of operating on Wexford’s South Main Street.
The Star Bakery is another extremely-popular and well-established cafe. Located on South Main Street, it sells all of the usual stuff that you would expect from a coffee shop: Tea, coffee, tarts, pies, breakfast rolls and cakes. Smoking area: No. Facebook review by Neil Murphy: Great homemade food! From pies to lovely warm tarts and fresh cream cakes; served up by friendly staff. It is also a member of the Wexford Food Family, supporting local jobs and suppliers. What more could you ask for?
The Talbot Hotel on Wexford’s quay-front has a bar called the Ballast Bank Bar & Grill. Here, you can order tea, coffee and bar food (toasted sandwiches, etc). Smoking area: No.
Westgate Design is a unique outlet. On the top floor, it sells various giftware items. Downstairs, it has a large 150-seater cafe / restaurant that sells tea, coffee, salads, soup, desserts and sandwiches. The entrance to the cafe can be found at the bottom of Fettit’s Lane. Smoking area: No.
Review by Lisa Goff:
I adore this shop. Very helpful staff and the restaurant is in a league of it’s own. Amazing selection of salads and delicious hot meals. My favourite day time eatery.
Cappuccino’s is situated on North Main Street, on the corner with Rowe Street. Smoking area: No.
Facebook review by Sandra Lacey:
I just had a seafood chowder delivered to my work from Cappuccino’s. Really delicious and bang-on-time. Thanks a million!
Bean n’ Berry
On Custom House Quay, you will find Bean n’ Berry, which is a cafe and wine bar. Bean n’ Berry sells coffee, soup, wine, tea and paninis. Smoking area: No.
Review by Rob Denby:
I had a great breakfast this morning! Great coffee too!
The Crescent View Restaurant
The Crescent View Restaurant is situated on Wexford’s Crescent Quay, behind the iconic John Barry statue. For breakfast, it serves up dishes such as the Full Irish Breakfast, French Toast and American-style pancakes. During the day time, it serves wedges, pasta, beef burgers and steak!
Review by Mary Williams:
The food is absolutely gorgeous and the menu is very varied. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxing!