Bewley's Cafe, Dublin

Bewley's Cafe, Dublin

The flagship outlet of the Bewley's café chain, on Grafton Street, was opened by Ernest Bewley in 1927. The building had once housed Whyte's Academy, a school whose pupils included the Duke of Wellington and Robert Emmet.

Renowned for its stained glass façade and described as a "Dublin landmark", Bewley’s on Grafton Street has been influenced by the grand cafés of Paris and Vienna. Throughout decades, it has been a popular meeting point for Dubliners and a venue for chill out reading time, having among its famous literary guests the likes of James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, Samuel Beckett and Sean O’Casey.

In the former Oriental Room you will find the Café Theatre, a perfect place for lunchtime-drama where you can enjoy soup and a sandwich, followed by a one-act performance (in between your page-turner, of course!)

In May 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, management informed staff that the Grafton Street café would close permanently "in the coming weeks". However, in late July 2020, it was announced that it would re-open on a phased basis.
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Sight Location: Dublin, Ireland (See walking tours in Dublin)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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