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

  • Un hotel muy céntrico. Con lo necesario para tener una agradable estancia. Buen... read more

    Andres Fernandez Tarifa 4/04/2018

    Friendly staff, reasonable price and a nice clean place. I would recommend this establishment to anyone.

    Michael O'Halloran 4/04/2020

    5 star rating A reasonable hotel, in a great location, with an exceptional bar attached. The hotel itself I would rate 3/5, there were some issues. However, in terms of... read more

    PleasantIsland 12/01/2021
  • 5 star rating Fabulous hotel This hotel was fabulous. The room was lovely and modern. The staff were very friendly... read more

    maireadf5 1/16/2020


    Hellen Grall 4/04/2018

    Had a brilliant experience friendly and great love it worth every stay

    Pauline Killen 4/04/2019
  • Great room and walking distance to a lot of great places!

    Chris 4/04/2019

    Nice hotel, comfortable beds, but the most amazing person ever was Anthony the bartender, personable,... read more

    Helen Kenny 4/04/2020

    4 star rating Warm and Friendly Experience Staff are friendly and helpful. Katie in the bar very accommodating. Room is big,... read more

    Kevin P 10/02/2021
  • Very friendly staff great location

    james byrne 4/04/2020

    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

    We had a one night stay at this very central hotel. Lovely warm room... read more

    Mary Brennan 4/04/2018
  • 5 star rating Night away Great stay, very central to everything, view of Christmas market was fab. Staff were lovely... read more

    georgiat300 11/29/2021

    Nice place to stay the night

    Eugene Hoyt 4/04/2018

    4 star rating 1. Mal in Galway Hotel in bester Lage, das Zimmer war sehr schön. Das Zentrum ist unmittelbar daneben, trotzdem... read more

    I5003WGgerhardb 10/22/2021
  • Hotel is well located, clean and has excellent covid procedures in place and the bar... read more

    Pamela Hogarty 11/04/2021

    5 star rating Fantastic Fantastic hotel staff are absolutely brilliant! I just love staying in the hotel it’s spotless... read more

    myrah549 11/23/2021

    Excellent service, clean rooms, brilliant breakfast, attentive staff, central to everything what more do you need👍

    Jennie Odowd 4/04/2020