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Our Story

Perfectly located in the centre of Sligo, our bakery and cafe in Sligo is on the first floor of the 1878 established Henry Lyons department store. Lyons Café opened its tearooms in 1926 and continues to this present day having an in-house dedicated bakery and patisserie on the ground floor.

Lyons Café, considered as Sligo’s food institution, is a thriving culinary Sligo food scene that delivers to its many regulars daily, an ever-changing menu of innovative and contemporary dishes influenced by travels across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Our Café

Our bakery and cafe kitchen in Sligo opens at 5am every morning to prepare for the day ahead. Our breakfast and lunch offerings have developed a real following over the years, helping it to become an integral part of the Sligo food scene.

Lyons Bakeshop scones and treats
Our Bakeshop

Our young team of bakers at Lyons Café and Bakeshop use the best quality ingredients and the sourdough method to craft our extensive range of breads.  Our bakers also supply to many other restaurants in the northwest to fulfill their daily bread needs. Our talented and classically trained pastry chefs produce a mouth-watering supply to meet our daily requirements.

Lyon's Bakeshop freshly baked bread
Corporate Orders

Whether it’s for a large corporate event, a client meeting, or a small office lunch, Lyons Café offers a wide range of menus to meet any of your organisation’s needs. From pick up to full-service catering and buffet, we cover it all. Contact us today to personalise a menu for your company’s next event.

People love our food
they say

THE place to visit in Sligo!!

Super value for money. The menu changes daily and there is always a choice of 4 mains one of which will be vegetarian. All food is produced in the café and ingredients are sourced locally. Great selection of artisan breads made in their own bakery and a super collection of desserts.



Most delicious cafe ever

We visited this cafe as part of the Sligo Vegan Food Tour. The food was out of this world. Vegan salads, soup, cookies, fruit tarts and the most delicious, fudgy chocolate cake ever. We were blown away.

Great Breakfast and Super Friendly!

Lyons was just steps away from our hotel. The bakery items and coffee were awesome, but better was the staff. Aisling waited on us, asked about our trip, and served up our breakfast. As we were eating she came to our table and gave us very helpful information and tips. We were taking our trip day by day and didn't really have a plan, she gave us great tips that helped form our next moves. Great advice, great coffee, and helpful staff. Thanks, Aisling!
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