Bewley's Oriental Café

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It's not exactly a well-kept secret but this long-standing café on Grafton Street deserves its pole position on the tourist circuit, for its pedigree alone. Ernest Bewley first started brewing coffee and baking sticky buns for Dubliners over a century ago, when he opened the first of his Oriental Cafés. This flagship café opened its doors in 1927 and has since gone through many hands; it's now the only remaining café bearing the Bewley's name, and worth visiting - even if only to breakfast by the beauty of the original Harry Clarke windows on the ground floor.

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Bewley's Oriental Café details

78 Grafton Street

Area Temple Bar

Transport All cross-city buses/Luas St Stephen's Green

Telephone 672 7720

Bewley's Oriental Café website

Open 8am-10pm Mon-Wed; 8am-11pm Thur-Sat; 9am-10pm Sun.

Main courses €12-€16.50.

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By James Langan - Nov 27 2014

I visited 78 Grafton Street yesterday to enquire about a Christmas hamper - contents & price - to be informed by a Staffer that Bewleys only sold such items on the 'net'. So here I am having failed to find the required information on the Flagship website. Can you be of assistance?

By Eamonn O'Carroll - Aug 13 2010

Nice Restaurant in a nice City,good coffee, but whappened with the 'tea'. A great place for Breakfast,too crowded at lunchtime,service not so good on the 1st floor,why ?.Still advertising for 'fish Restaurant' on the 1st, floor (on the glass window) a disapointment as I love fish.All in all plenty of atmosphear,good food at a reasonable price,thumbs up 4/5.