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Brick Alley Cafe

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25 East Essex Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 3393
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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Irish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
25 East Essex Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Place to avoid absolutly. They don't have half of the things they propose on the menu. Cold welcome. The wait is endless for 2 beers, 1 orange jus and 1 chai latte whereas the place wasn't especially full of people. Don't ask for a chai...More

Thank Léa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for breakfast, we where left waiting a while after being seated with menus until I released you had to go up to order. We got the full Irish breakfast and the american breakfast was just okay but I wouldn't rush back for the...More

Thank AstillaRosas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although we did not have food over here the coffee was very good and the staff was friendly. Nothing I would complain about!

Thank Sabrina W
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Very average quality. Coffe is rather like ok though. when tou are lustfull and you are lonely and very very hungry especially on Sundays when all is closed you nay survive this one. Otherwise keep looking

Thank Omry K
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Went in today & ordered a panini and a full Irish after a 30min wait the food was still not ready with no explanation other than it will be another 10 mins, they place had maximum 4 other couples seated, so we decided to leave....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

In the Tavern Bar area, this was the only place open. I had eggs, toast, beans, cappuccino, etc. All just ordinary. I can make better myself. Prices moderate.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast and ordered a Full Irish...honestly, I been here many times and never had a breakfast like this...I cannot call it bad but it was far from everything I had as a Full Irish before...so no breakfast here again... The coffee...More

Thank Van S
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Decided to try a different place this morning so walked down and found Brick Alley open. I had a scone and cappuccino which was OK and my husband the scrambled eggs, toast and side of beans which was good.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

It’s not that hard to serve a decent cooked breakfast. And if you’re going to insist on serving up poor-quality, lukewarm food, then at least charge lukewarm prices. Also, our food appeared in quite a bizarre order, which I gather might be something to do...More

Thank princeflorian86
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Brick Alley is a nice Cafe in Dublin with fast and friendly good service and a casual relaxed atmosphere but the prices are too high for the portion sizes received and as well the quality of the food itself I thought was just average. They...More

Thank KweqSmanit
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 East Essex Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 3393
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