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39/40 40 Dawson Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 677 4567
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Great place for a quick lunch

Healthy and tasty lunch menu. Nice to step in off the street into a whole other world.

Reviewed 17 May 2012
Clodagh L
Cork, Ireland
Just beautiful

What decor absolutely magical place to go to in the middle of Dublin city for a pint of the black... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2012
Belfast, United Kingdom
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A series of bars spanning 3 floors, the soaring interior of 'Café' is amazing with a 3-storey atrium culminating in beautiful glass-panelled ceilings, 40 foot trees, enormous art nouveau glass lanterns, and statues among its many amazing features. Enjoy a laid back café style experience by day (Lunch is served daily from noon)and by night enjoy one of Dublin's most stylish bars offering an extensive range of cocktails and beers and great music entertainment.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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39/40 40 Dawson Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 677 4567
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Healthy and tasty lunch menu. Nice to step in off the street into a whole other world.

Thank Clodagh L
Reviewed 29 March 2012

What decor absolutely magical place to go to in the middle of Dublin city for a pint of the black stuff! We visit there every time we are in Dublin and send everyone we know who are visiting Dublin. It's well worth a visit.

Thank artychef
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I simply cannot understand the bad reviews. My husband and I dined here on the 20th Feb we expected to pay a little more due to the decor atmosphere etc. The food was simply delicious allowing that the portions were a little on the small...More

Thank tyrone_8
Reviewed 12 February 2012

I live in Dublin, so I have been in this place more than once, and most of the time there has been some problem in the entrance.. the security guys are most of the time very unfriendly and last time it's been the very last...More

9  Thank Micilla
Reviewed 30 December 2011

This place is very luxuriously decorated, make for gorgeous surroudings. There are cosy little corners suitable for couples/chats and also long seats suitable for a group which we had. The manager was quite rude and even though I brought 30 people with me she refused...More

Thank Amme14
Reviewed 29 November 2011

Asked for a cup of tea and a Guinness and was told "no hot drinks" settled on 2 Guinness only to find they had a coffee bar with tea and coffee drinks. Didn't stay and left our drinks. Bartender was new possibly but she hopefully...More

9  Thank Golfaholics
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We were told by a friend to visit Café en Seine and found it to be a very interesting place, so along we went. It’s like a busy Wetherspoon's not the place you would probably regularly go, but it you are in Dublin don’t miss...More

Thank Robinia56
Reviewed 21 October 2011

I've eaten here a few times for lunch. The food is delicious...however i've had the same waitress the last couple of times i've visited and when asked what i'd like to drink, i said water. On both occassions she asked if i would like still...More

2  Thank RealReviewDublin
Reviewed 11 October 2011

We went there for a glass of red wine. I asked the waitress what she could recommend me. But she didn't knew and I had to aks her if she could ask a collegue. The wine was €7,20 and had not a good taste. Also...More

1  Thank Marloesdg
Reviewed 9 July 2011

I went there just few weeks ago with some friends from job, I have been living in Dublin for 4 years and I often went to Cafe en Seine to have some pints and join with friends. First of all I have to say that...More

10  Thank Fl0recita29
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Thomas M
20 January 2017|
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Response from Sharon A | Reviewed this property |
It depends when for, we went on Sunday afternoon. No need then but I do believe it gets really busy during evenings/night so probably best to do so 😊