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Rhubarb Cafe Deli

South City Centre
Coffee Shop, Delicatessen
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1 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin, Ireland
353 1 676 7870
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch

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    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overpriced and poor

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...

1 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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...

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Cartagena, Spain
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157 reviews 157 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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37 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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NornIron12
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Noticing the mad green exterior and having no time to try out the lunch menu, my mother and I stepped inside and ordered tea and scones in the Pembroke location (note second one in Camden Street). We were lucky to get a seat, as it was very busy around 1.30pm. There was one staff member, who was very quick to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Rhubarb is a little cafe with the beast Breakfast in Dublin. Although their was only one person working, she was very efficant and managed to give excellent service. The prices are also very reasonable.

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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: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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