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The Stage Door Cafe

#35 of 2,007 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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11 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 677 6297
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Volos, Greece
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A company of 4 Greek friends, we had a 4 days trip to Dublin for Sant Patrick's celebration in March 2017!!! Even on the big day of the parade, "Al's stage door cafe" proved what it means to be professional!!! Best friendly attitude ever and plates of Gourmet Kitchen Art!!! Excellent Irish Coffee and SUPER LORRAINE not to be missed!!!... More 

Thank lion_ephie
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A little gem. Food and coffee just gorgeous and plentiful. Great atmosphere and background music also. Price is good compared to other places.

Thank artkearns
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Stage Door Cafe twice while we were in Dublin - it was the first and the last place we ate before moving on to Galway. Our first visit, we were starving and jetlagged, freshly off the plane and toting our large luggage. We were warmly greeted, our bags were whisked away, and we were treated to the... More 

Thank mleweaver
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best breakfast you'll find anywhere in Dublin and served by the friendliest and most welcoming pair you'll find on your trip to the Capital. Superb full Irish breakfast with plenty of everything you would want, served with whichever drink you could desire - no messing around. In terms of Dublin pricing, also great value. You'll find this gem slightly... More 

Thank James C
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute belter of a full Irish breakfast !!! Over for a hen weekend & the cafè basically closed for us 2 mornings on the trot - all 20 odd of us !!! Rung in advance to let them know times arriving, fab service. Just managed to squeeze us all inside. Very quaint small cafè packed full with Irish charm, staff... More 

1 Thank nicmac1405
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely little cafe with capacity for about 15 people max. Lots of theatre/movie decorations on the wall, hence the name. The food was nice but it wasn't amazing, could have been slightly bigger/better.

1 Thank Kris M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are amazing the food is always lovely and I can no longer survive without their coffee first thing in the morning. The staff are always happy and enthusiastic, this place is well worth a visit!

Thank Mark C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and a very friendly welcome, well worth a visit. Full Irish breakfast is a must. Owners were lovely and recommended places to go. Was only there two days but went both days and would deffo go back 😊

Thank tinkletits
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first Irish breakfast had while traveling Ireland and it ended up being the best! The inside was cute and cozy, and the owner was so friendly- he even gave us bread to take to St Stephens Green and feed the ducks with after our meal. Would definitely go back again

Thank Stacey B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't go for the great food then you have to go for the theatrical decor, the fun atmosphere and the warm welcome. The owner\chef Alan is full of warmth and energy that light the place up. Along with Lorraine these two create something that is very rare and special in the heart of Dublin. In rural Ireland you... More 

Thank Natalie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 6297

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?