3 Eyre Street, Wood Quay, Galway. Ph: +353 (0)91 568917

The Café-Bar

We serve Bristot Coffee

At McSwiggans we are proud to serve one of the world’s top Italian blends, Bristot coffee, renowned for it’s rich blend, exquisite taste and evocative aroma, for your enjoyment.


The Bristot philosophy has not changed since the day the brand was founded: their signature features continue to be quality and excellence. Way back in 1919, their founder Domenico Bristot set to work on a research project aimed at allowing him to make his dream come true. That dream was the creation of a top-quality blend of coffee that could be used to make the perfect Italian espresso, and to fulfil it he carefully selected the very best raw coffee beans straight from the producers, then used increasingly innovative technologies to blend and roast them.

Today, 90 years on from the foundation of the coffee roasting company, their philosophy remains unchanged: top-quality products and first-rate service. Domenico Bristot was the founder of the roasting company which today still brings its name. His hard work, ability, luck, and intuition were the ingredients for his success, as for many men of his time.

Still very young, Domenico moved to Vienna, one of the “Belle Epoque” capitals, a melting pot for philosophers, writers, scientists, and entrepreneurs. He held several important friendships. Among these, one in particular was decisive for his future: he met a coffee roaster who introduced him in the fascinating world of coffee.

Once back in Italy in 1919, he founded his own small roasting factory where he could apply all the peculiar blending techniques learned in Vienna.

Years later, thank you to experimentation and studies, he could finally reached the result aimed: a coffee with a intense aroma, sweet taste, fruity, definitely different than the coffee offered in those years. This is the secret for the Torrefazione Bristot success: peculiar roasting, accuracy in the research of the best origins, along with passion for the excellence. All that for an espresso with unique senses.

The café-bar is open Mon-Fri: 10.30am Sat: 11am (serving Breakfast and Teas/Coffee/Scones until 12pm) and on Sunday from 12.30pm (serving lunch specials)

Saturday Booking?

NB. We only accept telephone reservations for Saturdays due to the high level of demand we experience. For Saturday bookings, or if you can't book the time you want online, please phone the restaurant on +353 (0) 91 568 917. Thank you!

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Booking for a large party?

Please contact the restaurant for parties over 8

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Best Food in Galway! Mcswiggans is guaranteed good food every visit. I've been here a number of times and I am never disappointed. Tonight we were a party of four adults and a baby for evening meal. Kid friendly which is great. We availed of the early bird menu which was brilliant value, large portions and all of the dishes were delicious
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Jan 2019

An absolute must !! Beautiful restaurant. Excellent menu. Exquisite food. Fabulous decor, lovely atmosphere. Very attentive staff 10/10

Berni110 on TripAdvisor Sept 2017

"Atmosphere, Food, Staff, Wonderful!" Eight of us stumbled upon McSwiggan's on a happy summer's night in June. It was a a terrific experience. The decor is creative, interesting, innovative, yet atmosphere retains an inviting pub feeling with a lively vibe. We were seated immediately in an upstairs room where our servers could not have been more accommodating and helpful. Our food was delicious. A fun place with everything going for it!

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