About Goyas

Goyas is one of Galway’s finest cafés and bakeries. Located in Galway’s latin quarter in the medieval side street of Kirwan’s Lane, Goyas is sought out not just by the local clientele but by all visitors to the city. Goyas pride themselves on the quality of their cakes. If you have a special event to organise, check off the baking from the list. Our professional staff delights in creating elegant treats, pastries and cakes to suit every occasion. The Goyas coffee experience is not to be missed if you take your coffee as seriously as Goyas do. If you’re a visitor to Galway treat yourself to a visit to sample our wares. You will be spoiled for choice of what to taste. But don’t worry you can continue to order our goodies by mail after you’ve gone.

About Goyas

Goyas is one of Galway’s finest cafés and bakeries. Located in Galway’s Latin Quarter in the medieval side street of Kirwan’s Lane, we have been proudly serving locals and visitors alike for many years.

We bake every day, using locally sourced ingredients where possible. Everything is done by hand by our dedicated team.

Our delicious savouries & sweets can either be enjoyed at our outdoor tables & seating, or prepared for you to collect and take away. We also offer a delivery service for other items, including our much-loved Celebration Cakes.

Catering services are offered for self-hosted events & parties. Favoured dishes include chicken casserole,  beef stroganoff, fish pie, dressed baked salmon, quiches or lasagne, including vegetarian/vegan options. Feel free to email us with what you have in mind and we will get back to you with ideas and a quote.

Meet Emer Murray, Owner & Head Baker

Emer Murray, once crowned by food writer John McKenna as ‘the best baker in Ireland,’ was an unhappy law student at NUIG. She came from a business and insurance agents background, and the law just didn’t have the excitement she thought it would have. One day her mother Ena told her that John and Anne Sherry were looking for outside caterers. They had recently taken over Lydon House, and wanted croissants and Danish pastries for their breakfast menu. Emer, who had a passion for cooking, went into O’Gorman’s bookshop, bought a book on making breads and pastries, and, that evening called round to the Sherry household with samples. She got the job, and never looked back.

Today Emer heads up the thriving, busy restaurant Goya’s in Kirwan’s Lane and offers a range of cakes, desserts and savoury foods that had food critics struggling for superlatives. Her Christmas cakes are to die for, and if you ask for extra marzipan, you get loads.

Meet Emer Murray, Owner & Head Baker

Emer Murray, once crowned by food writer John McKenna as ‘the best baker in Ireland,’ was an unhappy law student at NUIG. She came from a business and insurance agents background, and the law just didn’t have the excitement she thought it would have. One day her mother Ena told her that John and Anne Sherry were looking for outside caterers. They had recently taken over Lydon House, and wanted croissants and Danish pastries for their breakfast menu. Emer, who had a passion for cooking, went into O’Gorman’s bookshop, bought a book on making breads and pastries, and, that evening called round to the Sherry household with samples. She got the job, and never looked back.

Today Emer heads up the thriving, busy restaurant Goya’s in Kirwan’s Lane and offers a range of cakes, desserts and savoury foods that had food critics struggling for superlatives. Her Christmas cakes are to die for, and if you ask for extra marzipan, you get loads.