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The Art of Coffee

#532 of 2,212 Places to Eat in Dublin
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Unit 1, Alto Vetro | Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 764 5740
07:00 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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London, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

By the Grand Canal Basin, right on the water, this is a perfect coffee or light lunch venue. Eat delicious sandwiches and wraps. They have a prize winning Barista.Opposite the Lir Academy, Dublin's classical Drama school, so watch out for the swans on the canal or the young theatre stars of the future.

Thank Hilary N
Enniskerry, Ireland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Really, there are so many great places to get great coffee in Dublin that to claim that this is the best coffee in Dublin is absurd. I was in the area this morning and had food there, and apart from the staff (which displayed the normal level of friendliness that we expect), all else was average. I think that on... More 

Thank pad312016
Dublin, Ireland
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234 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Small café overlooking Grand canal basin with great coffee and good selection of sandwiches, quiches and cakes. Small café with large outdoor area, Great coffee and friendly service.

Thank clarelor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I go in there a lot, coffee is great and staff are lovely, given the choice I always head therefore those reasons

Thank liamandcatherine
County Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Attitude of staff could be a bit better would not bother to go back there again there are lots of other places around to go to with good mannered people

Thank Yanfangao
Leicester, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Such a shame this place is tucked away, as they do the most delicious coffee and a fabulous arrange of fresh, wholesome sandwiches. Lots of vegetarian options, quiches, soup, scones, gluten free cakes and much more. All so fresh looking and tempting, and service was fast and friendly. Eat in or take away. Highly recommended for breakfast, brunch or lunch.... More 

1 Thank vezwhitt
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Small coffee place near grand canal dock. Mostly you have to be lucky to find room to sit in but well worth it. Scones pastries but especially the coffee is great value. Quite some choice if you fancy bagels and ciabattas as well.

1 Thank Jorg S
County Kildare, Ireland
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216 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

There is always a friendly smile waiting for you in this busy coffee shop. There is a choice of indoor and outdoor seating when you can enjoy looking out over the water and the collection of moored barges.

Thank tony b
Maplewood, New Jersey
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113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Enjoyed this small cafe a couple of times on a recent trip to Dublin. Can only attest to the Americano, which was quite good, and the pastries, which were very tempting and equally delicious! Could definitely seeing myself stopping here on a regular basis if I was lucky enough to be in Dublin more! Nice outside seating, and a limited... More 

Thank drkunk
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

No doubt that this place serves up a consistently very high standard of coffee, a top 2 coffee destination in this part of town and one of the best in Dublin. Yes, it's down to personal taste, but I've yet to find anyone who doesn't rate it highly. Lovely friendly staff, nice location especially on a good day.

1 Thank SJN587

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 1, Alto Vetro | Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 764 5740
If you like a good cup of coffee drop into any one of our 5 locations across Dublin where you will be served not just by an expert Barista, but a true coffee artist.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?