Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu such as manooshet and falafel. Vegan appetisers include hummus, baba ganoush, tabbouleh, fattoush and makdous. Opened May 2019. Open Wed 10:00-20:00, Thu-Sat 10:00-21:00.

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24 Reviews

First Review by OsnatMarzook


Points +394

18 Apr 2023

Authentic Palestinian food in Cork 5 stars

A mixture of classic Palestinian food (hummus, falafel, Baba ganoush, etc) and their innovative open flatbread which they call "Manooshet". I had the spinach, falafel and zaatar Manooshet with hummus. All of the bread was packed with classic middle eastern flavours. The texture was light and fluffy. The hummus was absolute top quality: rich, creamy and delightful. They even have vegan desserts including cinnamon rolls and stuffed dates.

Pros: Top quality hummus, Innovative pizza-like flatbread, Vegan desserts

Cons: I wish they had a "mezze for one" option



Points +274

22 Dec 2022

Worth a visit

Some of the most delicious food in cork and such nice people.


Points +365

06 Nov 2022

Delicious authentic Palestinian food in Cork City!

Delicious, fresh food with complex flavours and specifically listed vegan dishes. Loved the taster starter (satisfied our party of six, could be a main meal also). The hummus was so creamy and the avocado hummus was amazing! I had the spinach in pastry - which was ok but not bursting with flavour. The falafel flatbread was amazing. We had the vegan cinnamon roll also which was dry and disappointing - the only low note in this wonderful little restaurant.

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-06

Pros: Flat bread - steaming, soft, delicious


Points +303

05 Nov 2022

Five star food

Delicious Palestinian food. If you could show me fresher bread, veg and food in Cork, I'd love to see it. The bread came out to the table steaming, fresh from the oven. The hummus was to die for.

I'd recommend the falafel on flat bread - not Wrap. Much tastier experience, although the wrap is still great.

The sharing appetizer is great for groups.

Come and experience the best Middle Eastern food in Cork city!

Pros: Fresh food, The best hummus

Cons: No water at tables


Points +550

27 Oct 2022

Authentic and Tasty

Delicious fresh tasty authentic Palestinian food from a clearly labelled menu. Staff are all lovely and the atmosphere relaxed. Focus is on the great food rather pointless frivolity. Can’t wait to try the vegan cinnamon rolls!

Pros: Authentic tasty vegan options, Freshly made with care, Clearly labelled menu

Cons: Limited table space so book ahead, Short on plant milks


Points +3283

04 Oct 2022

Very good!

This place has many vegan options. The food is very delicious and the portions are also quite big. The restaurant is quite small so I recommend booking ahead.


Points +745

08 Jun 2022

Heck this was good!

Wow the food here was so fresh and tasty! Staff were very kind and gave me a takeaway box when I couldn't finish all my food (portion sizes are massive).

I had the falafel wrap and it had so much flavour and the bread/wrap was incredible. Would definitely eat here again.

Pros: Super fresh and flavourful food, Friendly staff

Cons: Not all vegan


Points +154

26 May 2022

Great food, good price, kind workers

I will repeat 100%

Pros: Good price, Couple of options , Amazing taste

Cons: Could have more options


Points +111

23 May 2022

LOOOOVE that place!

So yummy every time and whatever I get! Delicious food for affordable prices and kind staff make it an every week event for me!

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-21

Pros: good portions, best value, nice staff


Points +386

16 Apr 2022

Phenomenal food!

Fantastic spot tucked away in Cork City. I'd recommend the tasting tray so you can try as much as possible. Also you need to get a cinnamon roll!!!!!

Pros: Loads of amazing vegan options, Some of the best hummus I've ever had, Probably the best vegan cinnamon roll I've ever ha


Points +246

06 Apr 2022

Something Different and tasty

It was nice and tasty. Few options for vegans so that was nice

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-26

Pros: Food is tasty, Order/pay by app, Staff are friendly

Cons: It's small, cold day and customers holding the door open


Points +3379

23 Mar 2022

Flavorful and filling

The menu has clearly labeled vegan and vegetarian options, meat is served here. Our food was great, we were very happy with it, and oh wow the cinnamon rolls. Get a cinnamon roll! Good spot to head to if you have to eat with meat eaters as everyone will leave happy.


Points +736

12 Feb 2022

Delicious, sharing food

Lots of delicious vegan options. My family and I get a takeaway from here and share together for a big lunch, something for everyone!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Delicious , Family run business


Points +33

26 Dec 2021

Best cinnamon rolls ever!

I've had my partner bring some back to the UK because I loved the cinnamon rolls so much. They are a must try and have loads of savoury options and they will prep you a picnic. We were blown away by how amazing it all tasted. Must try if you're in Cork

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Best vegan cinnamon rolls you will ever eat, Manooshet (?) And stuffed breads are delicouis


Points +473

07 Dec 2021

Amazing food

The food here is beautiful. We had a tasters mix plate. A beautiful mix of hummus, tabbouleh, vine leaves, babaganoush and warm breads. We had a Spinach and a falafel mannooshet. Flavours and spices were delicious. I highly recommend visiting

Pros: Plenty of vegan options , Delicious food

Cons: No alcohol or byo


Points +79

20 Nov 2021

One of the best in Cork

I wish I could give this place 5 stars. HappyCow does not allow 5 stars on omni restaurants but the vegan options at Izz cafe really are first in class. The restaurant is nice and cosy, the food is incredible, the staff are always polite and friendly. Izz is regularly my first choice when dining in the city, but it’s equally great to enjoy at home.

Pros: Incredible AND affordable , Vegan desserts , Staff

Cons: Nothing


Points +9875

20 Oct 2021

Many vegan and veggie options

Palestinian authentic food with many vegan options on the menu. They do serve some meat but it's only 10% of the menu. They have many cakes but most have dairy products.

Pros: Many vegan options, Great flavours

Cons: They serve meat


Points +23

14 May 2021

Manoosheh 😋😋😋

Absolutely LOVE the falafel manoosheh as a pizza and the spinach triangle manoosheh 😍
I've tried the starter plate as well all vegan, the vegan cinnamon bun 😛 and the stuffed dates, all SO good!!!!

Updated from previous review on 2021-05-14

Pros: Lots of really tasty vegan options 😋


Points +12

Non Veg
26 Jan 2021

Great manoosheh and vegan cinnamon rolls

The vegan manoosheh are very tasty and the vegan cinnamon roll is out of this world.


Points +11

Mostly Veg
10 Nov 2020

Absolut best Price/Quality in Town

For the price you pay you get way enough quantity, top quality ingredients (even the olive oil is awesome) and cherry on the cake every dish gets some presention, nothing fancy but it really shows that the cooks do care about what they serve you and that is something very very rare nowadays especially with restaurants that make take away/delivery. If you try their Falafel Manousheh you will never eat pizza again. 😉👍

Pros: Absolut best Price/Quality in Town

Cons: None


Points +457

02 Dec 2019

Absolutely amazing Palestinian vegan and vegetarian food

Really enjoyed my Manooshet zaatar! The others loved their Manooshet zaatar and cheese, and the taster's menu. Very very flavourful! And vegan cinnamon roll was to die for!

Pros: Delicious vegan and vegetarian options

Cons: Small space, Long lines at lunch time, Not many vegan options


Points +191

13 Nov 2019

Just delicious.

The vegan and vegetarian options here are amazing. I love the flavours, the presentation, the staff - everything about here is superb.

Pros: Size of portions, Choices, Taste


Points +18

22 Oct 2019

Such nice food and friendly staff

Such a lovley place, Cosy and relaxed. Such lovley staff there! They have vegan cinnamon rolls ?!? And their falafel flatbread is so nice !


Points +32

28 Sep 2019


Lots of vegan options and desserts, great atmosphere and friendly staff.

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