Merchant Café

Merchant Cafe is one of Galway City’s most welcome additions to the city’s dining scene. Having been totally transformed into a bright and beautiful space, it has fast become the usual spot for locals, while being a delightful hidden gem for tourists along their travels.

We specialize in premium barista made coffees with delicious food and superior customer service all wrapped up in a stunning setting on the corner of Eyre Square.

Our main focus is to create simple, honest, and fresh dishes sourced locally from farms and the sea to create a menu bursting with amazing flavor. We are big believers in the old saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” so we make sure to have our breakfast and brunch menu available all day, every day. If you’re looking for something filling to kickstart your day you’ve got to indulge in our full Irish Breakfast with all the trimmings, or if you’re in the mood for something light and classic, our Merchant Eggs Benedict or granola bowls will hit the spot.

You can view our latest food menu here.


Our Reviews

  • Bueno

    Daniel Jal 4/04/2019

    Fine room fine food would recommend music in bar was very good

    Eamonn Harkin 4/04/2018

    Centrally located. Nice staff

    sean mcguire 4/04/2019
  • Great, loving and fun staff, great location had a ball here right in the middle... read more

    catherine S 4/04/2021

    Leuk hotel in het centrum van de gezellige stad, mooie kamer, vriendelijk personeel.

    Thimbin 4/04/2020

    Had dinner & drinks at Eyre Square Hotel. Great night. Good food, welcoming staff &... read more

    carmel o mahony 2/04/2022
  • Lovely place to stay

    Tommy Walsh 4/04/2018

    5 star rating Fab hotel and staff Today is last day at Eyre Sq hotel. Great handy location and such helpful waiting... read more

    patlG3727CM 3/24/2022

    Location was perfect. When we first arrived the room was pretty drab and basic but... read more

    Chris Burns 7/19/2020
  • 4 star rating Great location Great location, very central. Christmas market is right outside the door and every thing is... read more

    Jamie M 12/09/2022

    Awesome bar for hotel

    Heath Cowden 4/04/2020

    Great Hotel. Seemed to be very old. Clean rooms and courteous staff. Perfect place to... read more

    Mike DeMayII 4/04/2017
  • 5 star rating Great lunch spot! Fantastic spot in an excellent location right in the heart of Galway. Food and service... read more

    740vanessas 1/31/2022

    Lovely old hotel with lots of character. Spotless rooms. We were on top floor.... read more

    Carmel Lonergan 4/04/2020

    Nice hotel off the Square. My friends stayed here and we wound up at the... read more

    Joseph Fazio 4/04/2020
  • 5 star rating H Very friendly an helpful staff, great location right in the centre , very clean rooms,... read more

    lukecY9185FC 10/08/2021

    Hotel tres central. Confort modeste mais propre. Petit dejeuner excellent. Personnel au bar tres agreable,... read more

    Marine Simon 4/04/2019

    Great place to drink a pint

    Marcelo Rocha 4/04/2018