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“Don't bother”

Cobalt Cafe and Gallery
Ranked #205 of 546 things to do in Dublin
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

Our curiosity was aroused by the fact that there was only two, rather dated, but very positive reviews about this place. So we headed there for a late breakfast. Immediately, the word pretentious came to mind, but that's probably not quite the right description.
The menu looked like some of the furniture, old and worn, pretending to be antic. But this was not a style -- this menu was of a rather unappetising look and feel, like it had not been replaced for five years or more. But there was a few other customers in the place that had eaten already, and they looked reasonably healthy, so we ordered and the food turned out ok. But then, how wrong can you go with a Ciabatta and a Caesar Salad. The cappuccino was what it said on the bill: med (for mediocre).
The waitress didn't even bother wiping the table next to us after clearing it. After a while (what I would guess was) the owner came in and cleaned up after her.
It didn't really come as a surprise that the soap dispenser in the toilet was empty.
No idea about the gallery part. Didn't see one. At this stage we didn't bother to ask about it.
Needless to say, we did not leave a tip.

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Reviewed June 4, 2011

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Reviewed January 18, 2006

The owners of this cafe and gallery are two of the most warmhearted people I have ever met. The cafe is gorgeous and serves a lovely meal. The cakes are wonderful. If possible do catch one of the cabaret shows the acting is fantastic the talent of the actors is truly amazing!! You will not be disappointed. We will be returning there on our next visit to Ireland, truly a gem in Dublin city!

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Reviewed May 12, 2017
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Reviewed January 17, 2017
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