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Cafés & coffee shops in Donegal

A trip to Donegal will not be complete without sampling our homemade scones and jam. We also do great coffee!

Donegal has a very unique café culture. Our coffee shops are often independently owned offering delicious homemade cakes and treats.

The Food Hall at The Market House

The Diamond,Donegal Town

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The Market House Restaurant at The Abbey Hotel lies in the heart of Donegal Town facing onto the iconic Diamond. Widely renowned for fine cuisine and true Donegal hospitality their motto is “Laughter is Brightest where Food is Best”.

Open seven days a week, offering every class of fare; breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead, a hearty and healthy lunch and a premier evening dining experience specialising in Steak and Seafood.

After impressive refurbishments, The Food Hall at The Market House has been opened for just over a year and lunchtime in Donegal Town has never been better! There is something for everyone – Grab & Go Salads from The Healthy Garden, Hot Daily Specials, Paninis, Sandwiches and Wraps and not forgetting calorie-friendly Healthy Options. The Food Hall also caters for those who want to eat healthy but don’t want to deny themselves the pleasure of tasty and delicious food! Try the Oven Baked Sea Bass with Chorizo Crumb, Chicken Caprese, Beef & Mango Stir Fry or Grilled Salmon with Salsa Verde!

The Hot Specials change daily to offer a variety, with dishes such as Beef Lasagne, Thai Curry, Roast Garlic Chicken and not forgetting the classic Roasts of the Day.

The Hot Sourdough Sandwiches are a speciality, supplied by local artisan bakers - Donegal Craft Bakery. Three Sourdough specials adorn the menu’s daily with fillings such as the Roast of the Day, BBQ Pulled Pork, Goat’s Cheese & Caramelised Onions or Roast Chicken & Tomato Jam.

The Food Hall is the perfect setting to relax and chat to friends over a tea or coffee and a treat. Pastry chef Freda bakes all cakes, scones and treats daily on the premises along with her ever popular brown bread, which is now available for sale by the loaf!

Best known for

Handcrafted Lunch and Brunch, Speciality Sourdough Sandwiches

Dietary range

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian


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