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Bewley's Oriental Cafe

South City Centre
Café, Contemporary
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78-79 Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 672 7720
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Self-proclaimed to serve the best coffee in Ireland, Bewleys also provides...
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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  • 141
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  • 62
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice little place to be.

After a long day of traveling, I came straight to Bewley's for a snack and some coffee, and I had a very enjoyable experience. The food is refreshing and delicious and the workers are friendly. There's also a nice view of Grafton Street from the top patio.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Christine Anita F
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

After a long day of traveling, I came straight to Bewley's for a snack and some coffee, and I had a very enjoyable experience. The food is refreshing and delicious and the workers are friendly. There's also a nice view of Grafton Street from the top patio.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went to the Bewley's café when visiting Dublin for a day trip as it looked very nice and busy from the outside, so thought it would be amazing. Walked in around 11amish with my Mum and went upstairs, sat down and looked at the menu. Ordered mince pies, and a hot chocolate and Mum ordered a latte. The order finally... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is truly a landmark eatery in the middle of Dublin's Grafton Street, I have eaten in here many times, lovely stop off when you are shopping up this neck of the woods. Unfortunately it was closed for refurbishment last time I visited, but will open again for the summer season, so very soon, will be looking forward to going... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I miss the "old" Bewley's before the renovation, but the new look and service are very good. it is a perfect spot for brunch or lunch , especially after a long transatlantic flight. Just remember you are in Ireland, take your time, enjoy your tea/coffee, any errors in service are quickly corrected. Relax and enjoy a piece of history.

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exeter
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was much looking forward to breakfast here, as it came recommend. but sadly I was disappointed. I was greeted by the host and show to my table which was in the dead centre of the room. as a solo diner it wasn't comfortable . my waitress came over instantly, I hadn't even have time to read the menu, so... More 

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Kilcock, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Great place for brunch in town. Our only complaint is staff forgot our drinks order unfortunately. Luckily we were hungry not thirsty so a tasty late breakfast was our focus at the time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very disappointing experience. We were made feel unwelcome and that no one really cared. Ordered 4 breakfast, beverages arrived quickly but we waited an age for the breakfasts which when arrived were cold. Sent them back and again waited. In this time the beverages were now cold. We asked for fresh ones several times. Eventually the breakfasts arrived but no... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I visited Bewleys a couple of months ago for lunch with my boyfriend. I opted for the feta cheese salad with chicken and he went for the burger! Service was slow enough, but understandable as it was jam packed on a Saturday! A great location in the middle of Grafton St, with great coffee! Will definitely be returning

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wearied by a busy sightseeing day a cup of Earl Grey and a scone were very much in order. Beautiful place to watch the world go by. staff could have been a little more attentive but as wasn't in any hurry I let that go. They only had brown scones left which was delicious but as they had various seeds... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There was 6 of us and went into see if we could get a table, the girl we spoke with was not the most helpful and didn't really look interested. SHe told us that we could wait up to an hour for a table so we decided to go elsewhere, but as we were walking out there was a table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78-79 Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 672 7720

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, Contemporary

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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