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Dwarf Jar

8 Essex Quay, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 9071
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (5 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
8 Essex Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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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

Thank YuleBasalisk
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Popped in to warm up from the cold outside and to have a (very) late lunch. My wife and I both opted for the soup of the day - a very tasty carrot and coriander offering. Tasty, but not very warm - not even warm...More

Thank ExpatPlanters
Reviewed 18 November 2017

My favourite coffee in Dublin. The porridge with bananas and honey is a lovely breakfast too. Nice place to chill out and read a book.

Thank jkeane474
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We had to wait almost one hour to get our toasts with poached eggs. They weren’t even sorry for that. So we don’t recommend

Thank Capucine D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

One of my favorite places in Dublin so far (after 8 years living here). Cosy, great music, nice food, good selection of teas, sweet treats and open late - very unusual combination for this city. If you need a place for a date, quiet chat...More

Thank Nadia G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

i walked in accidentally to grab a coffee which was great and i stayed there listening to jazz on Wednesday. the staff was polite the food looked interesting even though i didn't eat anything and the atmosphere was friendly.

Thank marina m
Reviewed 9 October 2017

service shocking - toast seemed beyond their capability and the wash rooms had blood on the floor - a place to avoid with so many alternatives around

Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Dwarfjar is a recently discovered gem; this cafe is independent; stays open late; serves the best curtado in dublin, with a vibrant, brazilian flavour and absolutely sinful desserts. most cafes in dublin nowadays are soulless with music to match; Dwarfjar is full of character, and...More

Thank moneyballer
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

After a day of being a tourist, walking, shopping and sampling Guinness we called past here for a cuppa. Really nice staff. The tea was perfect and hot. Now that mind sound funny but in Oz hot drinks are often just warm. The hot chocolate...More

Thank Colin S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
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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