The Crawford Café is located on the ground floor, and is open during Gallery opening hours. Serving delicious lunches, teas, coffees and cakes, it is a popular meeting place in Cork, under the management of Jean Manning of Ballycotton, where her brother Billy grows salads and vegetables for the cafe.
The Café provides a friendly informal eating place, while the ambience of the large dining room is enhanced with the display of works of art from the Crawford collection.
New opening times
Every morning opening at 8.30am Monday to Saturday
New early evening Menu serving from 4.30–8 pm
For information on bookings and corporate dinners, contact the Café directly:
+353 (0)21 427 4415
"Feeling flahed out (wasted) from walking the hills? Stop in at the Crawford Art Gallery and Cafe. The airy former Custom House, built in 1724, defies the overpriced and gowy (snobby) reputation of museum restaurants. An ever-changing menu offers selections like a rich, creamy cucumber, lettuce, and mint soup and a Spanish tortilla accompanied by a zinger of a country relish. Have a sconce (quick look) at the museum’s collection of modern and classical works, and don’t miss the watercolors by the Irish stained-glass artist Harry Clarke."
— 36 Hours, 125 Weekends in Europe
New York Times
"The café feels more like a smart bistro than a humble café"
—Ross Golden Bannon
The Sunday Business Post, 13 April 2003