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Rhubarb Cafe Deli

#1,318 of 1,986 Restaurants in Dublin
#1,460 of 2,172 Places to Eat in Dublin
South City Centre
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1 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin, Ireland
353 1 676 7870
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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Very satisfactory

I do feel that the Rhubarb Cafe is a good place to grab a quick breakfast. It is good value and the menu offers a fair choice of hot dishes or scones etc.etc. Their coffee is particularly good. Not overly sophisticated, but at 9.00 in the morning, it suits. And they do provide newspapers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
John S
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English first
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do feel that the Rhubarb Cafe is a good place to grab a quick breakfast. It is good value and the menu offers a fair choice of hot dishes or scones etc.etc. Their coffee is particularly good. Not overly sophisticated, but at 9.00 in the morning, it suits. And they do provide newspapers.

Thank John S
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Have had early breakfast here a number of times when i have had meetings in the area. Nice to pop in for a quick poached egg on toast, and have a read of the paper while enjoying your breakfast. Tends to start to get bust from about 8.30 on so get in early. Friendly service and handy location.

Thank Kiteman_ie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I went in with optimism but was very disappointed. Nice location, place itself is fine but very low quality food. There is lots of choice in the area be wise and choose elsewhere! A shame it is so poor...

Thank ray c
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Popped in for quick snack here. The French Toast on display really tempted me, and, it did not disappoint together with a large hot coffee I felt ready to face the day. Friendly efficient service and very good value. I will be back

Thank Rathnew
Cartagena, Spain
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196 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

In Dublin for a business trip a group of 5 of us decided to miss the hotel breakfast and try this place which we just came across walking to the first meeting. Clean, inviting and warm reception from this modern style cafe. The 5 breakfasts were served promptly and professionally. We were all different selections of food but all were... More 

Thank Bigboy1959
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I work in Dublin quite often. I was driving past ruhbarb cafe and thought I'd pull in to get some lunch as it looked very nice from the outside. I walked in and was the only person there bar one man finishing up. I was given a menu and told of the special. A waitress came down to take my... More 

1 Thank padrois
Dublin, Ireland
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127 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

go here regularly enough for breakfast and while the food is good, the prices are average for Dublin. However the selection is not great which is not surprising given the sparce cooking facilities available to the staff. The breakfast is good but I would recommend the 'Paul's Special' which is a little bit different and the best value.

Thank woosie123
County Dublin, Ireland
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182 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

A colleague and I, when catching up, all too infrequently lately, almost always come to this cafe as it is near our offices and we genuinely like the place. They always have a lunch special soup/ham melt combo - the soup is always good, homemade fare and the ham melt is ham, melted cheese and onion on a herby ciabatta... More 

Thank ClaremcDublin
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We visited this cafe whilst staying at a nearby hotel, on the whole eating out seems to be expensive everywhere in Dublin, so it's a case of finding the best you can for your Euro. This was a nice full cooked breakfast, arrived quickly, with a mountain of toast on lovely fresh bread. The staff were very polite and helpful,... More 

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Greenisland, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Went in for breakfast at 10am on Saturday morning - there was one member of staff who was swept off her feet - we had ordered and then realised this could take a while!! So we didn't like to get up and leave! We did get breakfast - after about 20 minutes and then 10 minutes later got our drinks... More 

Thank NornIron123

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 353 1 676 7870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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