If you’re in search of the best breakfast in Killarney, we’ve done the hard work for you.
Regardless of whether you’re after a full Irish breakfast or a stack of pancakes, there’s Killarney breakfast spots with something to tickle most tastebuds!
Below, you’ll find the best of the bunch, along with a couple of places dishing up the best brunch in Killarney in 2023! Dive on in!
Where we think does the best breakfast in Killarney
The first section is packed with spots we think dish up the best breakfast Killarney has to offer.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from Manna Cafe and the Curious Cat to one of the most overlooked spots for brunch in Killarney.
1. Curious Cat Café
This cafe is one cool cat. Open for breakfast from mid-morning, you can grab a bite to eat here throughout the day until late afternoon.
The vibe is eclectic shabby-chic, with corrugated iron wrapped around the bar, herringbone timber flooring, rustic wooden tables and novelty outdoor seating.
You can enjoy all sorts of dishes here, from crepes and smoothies to pancakes and hot orders from their cast iron skillets.
The potatoes with mushroom, onion and spinach with sausages, tomato sauce and a fried egg is the winner for us here.
2. Manna Cafe
If you read our Killarney restaurants guide, you’ll have seen us rave about the mighty Manna. An upmarket cafe come restaurant, Manna has a vibe that harks back to the roaring 20s – the 1920s that is!
There are bentwood and wicker chairs with plush green velvet seats, wooden tabletops with a small posy of fresh flowers, and an awning that casts just the right amount of shade on a summer’s day.
Feel like royalty with a perfect Eggs Royale, stoke yourself up for a day of adventure on a full irish with all the trimmings, or grab a bite to go with one of their stuffed baps.
3. John M Reidy
Now, it’s worth noting that, at the time of typing, Reidy’s doesn’t start serving grub until 12. However, if you’re looking for Killarney brunch spots, look no further!
On the menu here, you’ll find healthy options, like the bircher muesli with berries, banana and overnight oats and their Kenmare Bay smoked salmon.
If you’re after a heartier feed, there’s the Reidy’s eggs benedict, the avocado and Toonsbridge halloumi toast and a fat stack of homemade souffle pancakes.
Related read: Check out our guide to 9 of the best traditional pubs in Killarney for pints in 2022.
4. Hannigans Bar & Terrace Restaurant
Hannigans is sure to impress with its terrace and bar, and is the perfect spot for a leisurely weekend brunch or breakfast in Killarney.
It offers both a la carte or a set breakfast menu, which includes a selection of juices, Irish oatmeal or cereals, refreshing segments of citrus, and freshly baked breads, and this is all before the main event; the cooked breakfast!
You’ll find all the usual suspects here, like fluffy American pancakes with maple syrup, filling vegetarian breakfast with potato farls.
If you’re in the mood, and the weather’s with you, enjoy a Mimosa on the terrace and make the most of this stunning location.
More popular Killarney breakfast spots
Now that we’ve gotten our favourite places for breakfast in Killarney out of the way, it’s time for some more heavy hitters!
Each of the Killarney breakfast spots below have, at the time of writing, excellent reviews and are well worth dropping into!
1. Café Du Parc
You’ll find some of the best breakfast in Killarney in the excellent Café Du Parc. Here you’ll find tasteful and relaxed wicker chairs with cafe-style marble-top tables, delicate wall lighting that adds just enough warm glow to make you feel cosy.
If you think the setting is impressive, just wait until you see what’s for breakfast!
Scrambled eggs made with farm-fresh produce, eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce and maybe some honey-glazed ham if you’re up for it, or vegan avocado on toast, and this is just the beginning!
2. The Shire Bar & Cafe
The Shire is one of the more unique spots for breakfast and brunch in Killarney Town. Yep, this is a Lord of The Rings themed pub and cafe and it dishes up a fine feed.
Go healthy with the yoghurt or porridge options, or get stuck into the day with some waffles or a cooked vegan breakfast.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast in Killarney to-go, you can grab a smoothie from here and leg it off to do whatever activity you have planned for the day!
3. Petit Delice
Part bakery, part patisserie, part chic Parisian-style cafe, this boutique eatery is all sorts of yum, and you’ll likely want to linger over the displays here for a bit.
There are only a few tables and chairs in their small dining space and a few more outside on the patio which is divine in summer.
Although you won’t get the traditional cooked breakkies here, you’ll find beautifully prepared pastries and some of the best coffee in the town.
4. Noelle’s Cafe
Noelle’s Cafe cooks up some of the most overlooked breakfast Killarney has to offer, and one glance at the photos above should give you a sense of what you’re in for!
Peruse the packed display cases (eat in or take away), before you settle yourself into one of the low tables with their cosy armchair-style seats.
If you fancy something a little different, try the Matcha-macchiato instead of a traditional cappuccino.
There’s also a retro menu, so you’re sure to find a classic item to float your boat; a muffin or panini, cake or slice, or maybe a filling Full Irish bap.
Breakfast Killarney: Where have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places for breakfast or brunch in Killarney from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs about the tastiest brunch and the best breakfast in Killarney
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Where to grab bottomless brunch in Killarney?’ to ‘Where to get the best full Irish?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What is the best breakfast Killarney has to offer?
Curious Cat Café, Manna, John M Reidy and Hannigans all do a very tasty breakfast in Killarney Town.
Where does the best brunch in Killarney?
You’ll find one of the best brunches in Killarney in Café Du Parc. The ‘Funky Brunch’ here can include a ‘bottomless’ option, too, if you’re feeling adventurous.