Bewley’s Grafton Street Café

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Bewley’s Café is one of the iconic cafes of Europe. Ernest Bewley opened his Grafton Street Café in 1927, however, Bewley’s first ‘Oriental Café’ opened even earlier, in 1894, on Georges Street. The George’s Street Café was the first to roast coffee in-store in Ireland – something that would be considered innovative today in the 21st century. The scents of freshly roasting Bewley’s coffee beans have been wafting down Grafton Street for the past 95 years. The saying goes ‘everyone in Ireland has a Bewley’s Grafton Street story’. Some were brought there by their grandparents and toda Read More


The Bewley’s experience starts many metres along Grafton Street as you get that unmistakable scent of freshly roasting coffee. Crossing the threshold there is a beaming smile with Dublin’s best céad míle fáilte. You cannot miss the real, yes real open fireplace as you make your way to your table.


This is authentic – this is Bewley’s. Yet it has many similarities with other iconic European capital classic cafés of its era – think Café Central in Vienna (1876); Café de Flore, Paris (1887); Café Buchwald, Berlin (1852). Clearly, in their well-documented travels, the Bewley brothers did not fail to learn a thing or two about cafés.

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Bewley’s Grafton Street is a hive of activity; interest in every nook and cranny. The gem in the basement is the full view of the bakery. One glance and it’s clear to a seasoned baker that this is a top-quality operation.


The workmanship and respect of products and traditional baking techniques are on full view. Bewley’s most recognisable space is its ground floor café on the Grafton Street level – a hive of activity from dawn to dusk. The upper levels house more café space and Bewley’s Café Theatre.


Currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm; Saturday 8.30am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm, Bewley’s offers a menu of favourite dishes that have been enjoyed there for many years. The commitment to small Irish food producers is impeccable – a continuation of their Fairtrade-certified coffee ethos.


The Granola & Morning Boost is made with Jinny’s Bakery Granola from Drumshanbo in Co Leitrim, Killowen yogurt from the Dunne family farm, Co. Wexford and Leahy’s Honey from Galway East on the slopes of the Sliabh Aughty Mountains – a veritable basket of the Irish countryside.


Then of course there is the timeless (all-day) Bewley’s Full Irish Breakfast. Best of best comes to mind – leading out with Jane Russell’s hand-made sausages (produced daily in Co Kildare).


The Russell sausage heritage goes back to 1863 when Jane’s great-great grandfather Edmund Burke established his pork and bacon business on O’Connell Street in Clonmel. The black pudding – a carefully guarded 1800s recipe, is from Clonakilty, Co Cork. The more contemporary addition is the excellent Janet’s Country Fayre relish from Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow.


Freshly baked Bewley’s Stout & Treacle Brown Soda Bread accompanies the breakfast. The bakers at Bewley’s use wholemeal flour from the Mosse family’s Little Mill in Co Kilkenny.


There are toasted sandwiches with Hegarty’s and Dubliner cheeses served with north Co Dublin Keogh’s Farm potato crisps.


Another destination dish sees Burren Smokehouse (Co Clare) Smoked Salmon fill a Bewley’s Bakery sourdough croissant with poached free-range eggs and hollandaise sauce.


Berlin has ‘Kaffee und Kucken’, Dublin has ‘Tea and Buns’ or ‘Coffee and Cake’. Daily from 11.30am Bewley’s Cakes – a selection of eight, join the iconic Bewley’s Heritage Buns and hand-made scones.


It’s probably safe to say that long-serving Bewley’s staff members can tell their customer’s characters by their choice of bun. A Bewley’s bun is to Bewley’s as is a slice of Sacher Torte to Vienna’s world-famous Café Sacher.


Today Bewley’s also serves homemade Ice Cream. Ernest Bewley would be justifiably proud of their Affogato.


Opening Hours: 

Monday to Friday  08:30 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday 8:30 am to 6 pm

Sunday 9 am to 6 pm


Bewley’s were the first business to sell a Fairtrade product in Ireland buying their first two tonnes of Fairtrade Costa Rican coffee in 1997. Bewley’s has committed to using only Fairtrade Coffee across all their own brands from 2022 onwards.


Also a first – Bewley’s is the first carbon neutral coffee company in Ireland. They invest in carbon sequestration through reforestation at source.


In 2022 Bewley’s will launch the first recyclable coffee bag in Ireland and by the end of 2025, all Bewley’s packaging will be recyclable, compostable or reusable.


2022 marks the 30th year of Bewley’s hospice partnership. Together Every year Bewley’s supports Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice care all around Ireland. Since 1992 Bewley’s has helped raise over €40 million.


In 2022 Bewley’s partnered with the Irish Red Cross to establish practical ways to help Ukrainian refugees. For the months of May & June, more than €3,000 was raised. This initiative will continue for the remainder of 2022.


Bewley’s Café Theatre supports upcoming and independent artists.

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