A Dublin landmark since 1927, Bewley’s has a literary pedigree as well as a historic one: James Joyce was a regular (it makes an appearance in his book Dubliners), and a host of subsequent literary greats made this their regular stop-off for a cup of joe and a slice of cake. It’s still hugely popular, but not just for coffee; you can get a pretty good pizza, salad, or burger here, in addition to a more modest menu of light snacks. Fun fact: The ornate faux-Egyptian facade (incongruously framing its never-really-used full name, “Bewley’s Oriental Café”) is a relic of a European craze for all things Ancient Egyptian, following the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb just 5 years before the cafe opened.
78–79 Grafton St., Dublin 2, Dublin, 2, Ireland
Our Rating Neighborhood Temple Bar/Trinity College Area Hours Mon–Wed and Fri–Sat 8am–8pm; Thurs 8am–9pm; Sun 9am–8pm Transportation Bus: 11, 11A, 11B, 14, 14A, 15A, 15C, 15X, 20B, 27C, 33X, 39B, 41X, 46B, 46C Phone 01/672-7720 Prices Breakfast €3–€13.50, lunch and dinner entrees €7.50–€11 Cuisine Type1 Cafe Web site Bewleys
Map78–79 Grafton St., Dublin 2 Dublin 2 Ireland Dublin
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