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Dwarf Jar

8 Essex Quay, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 9071
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
8 Essex Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was there on saturday evening while disco medusa was djing. The perfect ambiance to end a saturday. the food was really god and the poeple were lovely.

Thank sebbus_ch
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The coffee and cheesecakes were delicious and the live jazz on Friday night was fantastic. The staff was very friendly.

Thank lingenfelterj
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Coffee without a smile, with a side order of rudeness. The brand new staff member looked pretty miserable already - they seem to have a very high turnover of staff... Shame because the location is great.

Thank Shauna G
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Owner of cafe rude - borderline aggressive. Arrived and paid for coffee and a salad. Opened laptop. Was told I couldn’t. A tiny faded sign pointed out. Asked could I at least use it while I drank my coffee. Was told no. Have been here...More

2  Thank Anna_on_tour
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Southside of the the Quays next door to U2's Clarendon Hotel and on the corner of Wellington Quay and Parliament St looking across Capel Street Bridge to the Northside. A corner shop cafe with a staff from all over the world and a funky upstairs...More

Thank MikTheWho
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This cafe is a great option for breakfast in Dublin. It opens early, the prices are very reasonable, has a number of copies of the daily newspaper for you to browse over breakfast, the menu is varied and the food good. Located alongside the river,...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Have been here a few times, home of my favourite Latte in Dublin. Sit yourself down on bench and enjoy views of pedestrian life along the Liffey, Cakes are a tad expensive, while Ciabatta bread sandwich was tasty enough...But go for the coffee, view and...More

Thank Niall O
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I specifically asked for a nut free thing, several times and they said the muffin was nut free. So I started eating and the hazelnut flavor was so totally clear and then I went to them to tell them and all I got was a...More

Thank Suph2103
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Dropped in a couple of times for a coffee and a danish. There’s cool jazz music playing and a peaceful ambience. It’s quirky interior is eye catching. I’ve passed by on the evenings, when live jazz is n full swing. It’s worth a visit in...More

Thank travelman98
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We came here the night before a tour to order paninis to go. I had this place down, because of many good reviews and their to-go options. What a mistake. We ordered 3 paninis, which were mostly prepared, maybe needed a touch up or too,...More

1  Thank YuleBasalisk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Essex Quay, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 9071
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