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

  • 5 star rating H Very friendly an helpful staff, great location right in the centre , very clean rooms,... read more

    lukecY9185FC 10/08/2021

    5 star rating Mark was A1 Lovely hotel. Was a great room but even better was the man at reception. 12... read more

    Reviews223 8/04/2020

    5 star rating Great spot Really enjoyed this hotel. Can’t get a better location. Really tasty breakfast. Fab room. Staff... read more

    Navigate48756336372 12/06/2021
  • Great room and walking distance to a lot of great places!

    Chris 4/04/2019

    Great location... Very helpful staff

    Patrick Yorke 12/04/2021

    Per una notte va benissimo. peccato un po per il parcheggio.

    andrea zanellini 4/04/2019
  • 5 star rating Mid week break We visited the Christmas market in Galway and stayed in the eyre square hotel. The... read more

    910eddiec 12/02/2021

    Lovely Place just off Eyre Square

    jo 4/04/2019

    5 star rating 10/10 Fantastic hotel. Can't rate the staff highly enough. Within walking distance to all nearby attractions.... read more

    Seán K 4/20/2022
  • 4 star rating Design I stayed in this hotel 20feb till 22nd feb perfect location right on eyre sq... read more

    Mai W 3/01/2020

    5 star rating Great weekend stay in a great hotel Great hotel, very modern & cozy rooms, friendly staff in reception & bar/restaurant and food... read more

    Louise M 2/15/2022

    5 star rating Great stay Just back from 3 day stay. 2 couples we loved it..
    V clean and all covid...
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    Alex G 8/24/2020
  • 5 star rating Family get together Great food and location
    Very helpful staff especially Danielle in the restaurant
    Very clean rooms
    Will definitely be...
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    noreenj672 3/18/2022

    Hotel un poco viejito y si te toca en las ventanas que dan a la... read more

    abejaruc 4/04/2020

    Great breakfast! Lovely staff.

    Sinead Baker 4/04/2019
  • 4 star rating Perfect for a one or two night stay Stayed in this hotel recently for two nights. It was a positive experience. The room... read more

    F1757EUmaryk 2/21/2022

    4 star rating Great location Great location and staff were efficient. Had smallish room but fine for the price.... read more

    Q5118CQkevinm 10/25/2021

    Great experience. Lovely place lovely staff

    Mary Martin 4/04/2019