Cornucopia Wholefoods

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    ( 179 reviews )
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19 Wicklow Street (at Grafton St), Dublin, Ireland, Dublin 2

Open since 1986, this is a casual dining wholefood vegetarian restaurant that caters for a variety of tastes and diets: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, sugar free, coeliac, and raw. The soups, salads, main courses, breads, and desserts are made in-house. Offers freshly pressed juices & beverages ranging from wheatgrass to organic wine and fairtrade coffee. Breakfast is served til noon. Open Mon-Tue 8:30am-9:00pm, Wed-Sat 8:30am-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Juice bar, Catering, Irish

179 Reviews

First Review by myboyfriendisdead

My favourite and regular - Edit

I go here very often and am never disappointed. They have great selection of food, it's creative, delicious, and very filling. You get your money's worth too. Great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I also noticed they have become increasingly vegan than vegetarian, it's great to see vegan food dominating the menu. They have some raw options as well with the soups and deserts. I love that they use a lot of vegetables and grains instead of relying on processed meat alternatives.

I always recommend Cornucopia in Dublin to everyone.

Pros: Delicious food, Inexpensive and filling, Vegetables and grains dominate the dishes

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amazing food!! - Edit

Great selection of food, very tasty and filling for good price, went in everyday of our stay in Dublin. Highly recommend

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Quite lovely - Edit

Mostly vegan lots of options, good prices. Eat here

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Huge portions, delicious food - Edit

Had a version of shepherd’s pie with two salads and blueberry cake for dessert. Everything was vegan on that day. The restaurant is very cozy and beautiful!

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Nice restaurant in trendy Dublin area - Edit

Eating at Cornucopia was a treat. Arriving just before 12:00 we were still able to order from the breakfast menu, but they also offered us some items from the lunch menu.

I chose to have the Irish breakfast, and my mother had a salad bowl. For the Irish breakfast, you get to choose five items from the breakfast buffet, including: vegan sausage, beans, roasted mushrooms, sauteed red onions, vegan scrambled eggs (tofu based), quiche (dairy) and more that I'm forgetting. All of the dishes were tasty, but the tofu scrambled eggs and the sausage were my favorites. They have broken sauce available (similar to bbq sauce) - it went very well with the sausage. Along with the Irish breakfast you get a thick slice of their hearty bread and tea or coffee.

My mother's salad bowl contains a number of different salads, all vegan, and they were accommodating regarding food allergies and explained tous what she could and couldn't eat.

Cornucopia has a culture of "no wifi and sharing tables" - which we indeed benefitted from, as a lovely Dubliner joined us towards the end of our meal. She told us that she's been eating at Cornucopia since they opened 30(!) years ago, and is easy to understand why they have respect customers.

Despite other reviews here, we had prompt, efficient and friendly service.

Tip: eat upstairs in their Gregorian dining room. Its spacious, less busy, and beautiful.

Highly recommended. I've uploaded a photo of their lunch menu from the day we were there, but the menu changes daily.

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Good, but not great - Edit

I'd heard so many good things about Cornucopia that I was expecting greatness. In fact I found it to be pretty standard canteen food - solid, but unspectacular. I had a potatoey pie and my partner had a maghmour stew, and they were both hearty portions.

It was absolutely packed at about 1:30pm, with hardly any free seats and lots of people hovering nearby waiting, and the service was a bit confusing, so it wasn't an especially relaxing visit. If you're hungry it's worth popping in, but it won't be the culinary highlight of your trip to Dublin.

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Very tasty - Edit

Went here for breakfast and I decided to try some of the vegan sausages with mushrooms. I had a vegan scone with that and some tea where I was offered a very wide selection of plant milks! My partner had the buttermilk pancakes and enjoyed these very much. I was very tempted by the vegan cupcakes at the counter which looked amazing!

Pros: Nice food , Lovely staff , Nice atmosphere

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Cornucopia, please get your act together - Edit

Been wanting to visit for ages as Cornucopian appears frequently in newspaper/ online lists of top vegetarian restaurants worldwide, plus I have the brilliant Cornucopia Cookbook. Got the chance on Monday morning, 26 February 2018. It's a casual restaurant where you queue up, order, pay for your food, then find a table with tray in hand. Canteen style, no table service here.

It was quiet with just a couple of people already queueing up for breakfast when we arrived. Despite this, the lady behind the counter was slow at serving and our party of four had quite a wait. We ordered two cooked breakfasts (sausage, scrambled tofu etc), one porridge and one pancake. The food was delicious, but staff and the horrendous service they offered really let Cornucopia down.

Blonde Lady who plated our food took forever to do so, then passed said plates to a Brunette Lady at a till. So, we had to queue to order, then queue again at a till to pay whilst our food sat on plates going cold. When we did eventually get to the till, Brunette took forever to provide us with coffee and toast. We had to stand waiting for ages as she toasted bread and got coffees/teas. It was ridiculous. I was so fed up waiting I told her I didn't want any toast but she didn't seem to understand this and kept asking which type of bread I wanted toasted, as apparently it was part of the cooked breakfast deal. She also didn't get the concept that we were all paying individually for our meals. Eventually and thankfully, we escaped her and got a table easily. There weren't many people there - we had probably missed the breakfast rush.

Our two cooked breakfasts and porridge had been obtained already, but the pancakes had yet to be made and we were told they would be left to our table. Fifteen minutes passed and three of us had very nearly finished our food - still no pancakes. We stopped a guy who was clearing tables to ask about the pancakes, he went to enquire and told they would be left down ASAP.

A further 10 minutes passed, then Brunette shuffled out with pancakes in hand and gave them to another table! We heard the other customer state pancakes were not what she ordered, but she'd take them anyway as she'd been waiting so long! We were speechless! Brunette wandered off and we optimistically thought maybe our pancakes would be with us soon and had not just been given to another person - after all, we were provided with a numbered sign when we ordered the pancakes to identify our table, surely Brunette hadn't just completely missed/ ignored this?!

But ten minutes later, still no pancakes. I went to the counter to complain - Blonde was there and apologised saying she was sorry there had indeed been a mix up and our pancakes were currently being made! Another 10 minute wait and they did eventually arrive. The wait had been appalling.

Probably among the worst service I've ever experienced. It was as if the staff had been beamed down to earth that morning from another planet and didn't have a clue what was going on. We really should just have asked for our money back and left, but of course our dining companion was hungry and he wanted food, thus we waited on those pancakes - for a long, long time. Five star food and one star service equals a three star rating overall - and I'm probably being extremely generous here. Cornucopia, please get your act together and train your staff properly, otherwise you'll alienate a lot of customers if you don't...

Pros: 100% vegetarian with vegan options , Good food

Cons: Canteen style queuing system , Very poorly trained, clueless staff, Long waits

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Wow - Edit

Great atmosphere good food! The place to go when in Dublin

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So lovely! - Edit

It was my first time in Dublin and Cornucopia was the first place I found with vegetarian food, by accident. It quickly became the place I would come back to during my week in Dublin; not only because the food is delicious and they have a lot of variety, but for the lovely teas and nice drinks available as well. There was even one time I had the privilege to enjoy some nice live music while relaxing in one afternoon! Like this wasn't enough, the staff was so nice and with such good energy that all of this together created this curious and lovely atmosphere that gives you this kind of warmth inside when you come in, that you want to stay for some good time, even if you're there alone, like it was my case. WIll be back for sure, once I find myself in Dublin again!



Updated from previous review on 2017-11-01

Pros: Variety, deliciousness and portions of food , Lovely staff, Location

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nice food and big portions - Edit

A must visit for all the vegans in Dublin. Nice food, good drinks and great atmosphere. Split over two floors it s not easy to find a place where to sit around lunchtime so my advice is to get there a bit earlier. Bear in mind you don’t get served at the table so you need to queue to get your food at the till. Quality of the food is not stellar but the size of the portions justifies the price totally.

Pros: big portions, friendly staff

Cons: packed at lunchtime and dinner

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Delicious! - Edit

Our favourite place in town for lunches and for meetings!

Pros: lots of vegan options

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Delicious! - Edit

I loved this place, excellent food and a lot of choice.

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Great vegan breakfast - Edit

Had an awesome vegan breakfast and he restaurant is really lovely!

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Options! - Edit

Lots of clearly marked options. Since the menu changes daily, it's nice that they have a menu outside that they change every day so you know what they're offering up before you go in. Lots of space, good food, treats, and quick service.

Pros: Lots of options, Very vegan friendly

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Fantastic! - Edit

One of the best vegan places I have been to (to date).
The best vegan restaurant in Dublin by far.
A huge variety of options available & a good opportunity to try new food which could inspire you to make yourself.
The garlic potatoes were great!


Updated from previous review on 2018-01-30

Pros: Variety of vegan options, Canteen style, Informal

Cons: Sometimes waiting for a table (due to great food!)

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Best vegan in Dublin? - Edit

Been there two times on my 5 day Dublin stay, amazing vegan food (mostly stews, soups, and desserts).

Pros: very good value for money, many vegan options

Cons: could be crowded

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yum - Edit

Really liked the athomesphere here, it was cozy and chilled.
We had a delicious brownie and a cranberry scone, as well as some salted caramel icecream and Team - all vegan.
It tasted pretty good and the stuff offered us soy yogurt for free to our pastries (instead of cream).
Would love to come back to check out some savoury stuff!

Pros: many vegan choices , friendly staff, cozy atmosphere

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100% Vegan (almost) - Edit

Lovely canteen style restaurant, went there last night for dinner and I was surprised when I looked at the menu, all the options were Vegan and most of them GF. The food was really good, the main dishes come at 13.50€ with two salads included. Great choice of Vegan desserts as well.
When asked to one of the waiters about the non Vegan options she told me that only sometimes they make Quiche or add feta cheese to some salads.

Pros: Almost 100%vegan

Cons: still use animal products sometimes

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Best place in Dublin - Edit

If you ever in Dublin and can't decide where to go, I would definitely pop in here. They pretty much got everything you want and they are healthy! The best are the scones!!!!

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always a good call - Edit

Great variety, great portions, great atmosphere, and decent prices. Cornucopia is always a good call. Because their hot food is so tasty and filling, it’s also a great place to take your omni friends :)

Pros: Variety, Portion Size

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Good price and loads of vegan options - Edit

Cornucopia has a lovely selection of hot and cold breakfasts for a decent price. The hot breakfast can be oily but you can easily avoid it if you choose wisely. Good coffee and all of their deserts are vegan. Staff are lovely. I’d definitely recommend it.

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Great place! - Edit

The food is delicious, portions are generous and there are several options. We ate there three times while visiting Dublin.

Pros: Great food, not oily

Cons: Arive before 8:30 or they may start running out

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Great food, great decoration! - Edit

A lot of variety in good foods, it feels like you can come back day after day without getting disappointed.

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The best wrap ever! - Edit

Went here when on holiday with a friend!

This place was lovely, so much choice it was hard to decide what the hell to have!!

I went for a wrap which I can't quite remember what was in it but my god it was sooo good!

My friend had something else but actually got a wrap as well after having a bite of mine!!

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Excellent!!! - Edit

Excellent repas très bon et en quantité!!! Les employés sont très sympathiques et souriants. En plus de cela plusieurs choix de glaces vegan!!!!

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A delicious cornucopia of options - Edit

I've been to this place many times and it has never failed to deliver delicious food! But it's even better now, almost everything on their menu is now vegan (yay!) and they have frozen options to bring home for those days when you're lazy!

Pros: Loads of options , Delicious , Good price

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