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Bewley's Oriental Café

  • 78/79 Grafton St.
  • Dublin South
  • Irish

Published 04/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.

The granddaddy of the capital's cafés, and an essential part of the character of Grafton Street, Bewley's Oriental Café, came within a heartbeat of extinction a few years back, after having served coffee and sticky buns to Dubliners since its founding by the Quakers in 1840. Fortunately, the old dame was saved. Best of all, a revamp brought back some of the old grandeur associated with Bewley's, including the exotic picture wallpaper and trademark stained-glass windows, designed by the distinguished early-20th-century artist Harry Clarke. The place is worth a visit if only to sit in the supercomfortable velvet seats over a cup of quality coffee, and people-watch just like Dubliners have for well over 150 years. There's even a cute little theater upstairs with lunchtime shows. The ticket price (€8–€12) includes homemade soup and brown bread.

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78/79 Grafton St., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland



Published 04/06/2017


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