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Bewley's Oriental Cafe

78-79 Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 672 7720
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Ranked #343 of 1,804 restaurants in Dublin
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Description: Self-proclaimed to serve the best coffee in Ireland, Bewleys also provides a variety of sweets and savors to enjoy while surrounded by mahogany, marble sculptures and stained glass décor.
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Krakow, Poland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I feel like writing about Bewley's on Grafton St without having spent 4 years learning how to write is almost criminal. There is just no way to describe how well this coffee shop is pulled off. They do everything perfectly and seamlessly. First off the coffee. It's heaven. For those of you who don't know Bewley's, it's Ireland's longest running... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely restaurant to eat in and is open till around 9pm/10pm at night. The food is delicious, typical Irish cuisine and it is just a great atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Really enjoyable breakfast, good value for money, speedy service. Quite hot upstairs so book downstairs seating if you can also quite difficult to get waiter's attention sometimes as they were very busy.

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Galway, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We popped in a few times over the week-end for Coffee and cakes and again great atmosphere and a favorite place to meet for both local and visitors to Dublin. Its busy but you can usually get a table pretty quick. We called in on Saturday morning at about 9:30am. It was very busy but we were shown to a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast on a recent visit. Excellent place to tea and scones. They actually opened the restaurant early on a Sunday morning for a waiting crowd. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ate here on our first morning in Dublin as we were interested and attracted by the beautiful decor of the place. We all had irish breakfast which was very tasty and great value for money. I would recommend this place to others!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went here for breakfast and were lucky to get a table nice and quickly. The staff are really attentive and turn tables quickly which is a bonus because there is quite often a queue. Food is excellent and there is plenty of it too! I would definitely recommend this for anyone visiting Dublin. Great if you have gone overboard... More

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Baden-Baden, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped for a lunch break from our shopping and enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere as well as tasty desserts. Good selection of sandwiches, salads and local dishes along with a variety of well appointed desserts.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was fantastic - smooth- just lovely, but I added just a bit of sugar on my own. Their double espresso is also quite good, but I think it comes in 2nd to Keogh's, Insomnia, and Butler's...in no particular order. The butter croissant was just okay - even though, they warmed it up for us after we asked. ** No... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stopped into Bewley's on a rainy day for their lunch & theatre combo. I must admit that I was not particularly interested in the description of the play that was being presented, but it was well done, entertaining, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bewley's is a lovely, busy café -- the theatre performance was the icing on the delicious cake!

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