Bald Barista

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Bald Barista review 2 Users say 3/5 Rate it

The barista in question is Buzz Fendall, a man on a mission to 'bring amazing coffee to Dublin'. And it is a mission that is accomplished on a daily basis at this busy, friendly café on Aungier Street. The making and serving of coffee here (which is done either by Buzz Fendall himself or by one of his personally trained protégés) is approached with a kind of gleefully pedantic zeal, and the results are sublime. Beans are sourced directly from individual farmers in carefully selected locations from around the globe (currently in Brazil, Sumatra and Ethiopia) and are freshly ground on site. Of course, there's more to the place than just coffee - snacks and more substantial dishes are on offer on the slickly appointed mezzanine dining area or on the diminutive terrace - but there's no denying the fact that the roaring takeaway trade and the permanently full house boils down to one thing and one thing only: the Bald Barista serves the best in Dublin.

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Bald Barista details

68 Aungier Street

Area Temple Bar

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

Telephone 475 8616

Open 6.30am-6pm daily.

Snacks €2.50-€9.50.

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Comments & ratings 3/5 (Average of 2 ratings)

By BM - Oct 13 2015

Not sure about food or sitting in there but when I'm in town and I want a coffee I go here. Honestly haven't found a better place (for just an Americano/black coffee) and I have tried a lot. Sad to see 1 star review of a small independent place in Dublin.

By david - Aug 12 2015

I got on bus for 30 min. and walked another 10 to get to this place based on TimeOuts "critics choise" and budget sign. Expectations where high corse i have seen so wonderful cafés in Dublin. WELL, I dont understand at all this was recommended. Small, not cozy, really average and some of the cakes direct from ikea or lidl like the Dajm (Dime) kake. Took todays soup and that was a bad potato and leek soup. Never this place again.

By Coffee lover - Aug 24 2010

Average coffee. Student hostel atmosphere. Yes they do flat whites but in four sizes. The milk was watery rather than smooth and creamy. A flat white comes in one size and so not too milky. Otherwise get a latte.