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The Sweetest Thing

#12 of 52 Dessert in Dublin
#320 of 2,198 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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17 Bachelor's Walk | Dublin 1, Dublin D24, Ireland
+353 83 127 8711
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here in January 2017. Extremely cold, so looked for a good drink to warm us up. We're not coffee drinkers, so hot chocolate it was. It was awesome. Homemade, with different flavors. My mint hot chocolate came with a piece of chocolate bar and deliciously thick whipped cream and chocolate sauce drizzle on top. We also got a regular... More 

Thank Cathy S
London, United Kingdom
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552 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only knock on this place is that it is rather cramped! Other than that, you will experience the best hot chocolate in Dublin, probably even Ireland! It's a regular stop for us when we're in Dublin and it never disappoints!

Thank MFC31
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This place advertises the best hot chocolate in Dublin. I am not sure if that is true but is definately fabulous. Very friendly staff offering a warm welcome and gorgeous cakes.

Thank mac048
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We called in for a cup of coffee this cold November morning and we delighted to see some very appetising cakes on the counter. When we ordered a couple of latte coffees and some of the chocolate and carrot cakes not only were they brought to our table in no time at all, but both cakes each came with a... More 

Thank dickcoleman60
West Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this shop on the 11th and the 12th and had an orange hot chocolate and a mint hot chocolate. Enjoyed both and treated myself to some chocolates as well. Lovely little place and staff were very friendly. Would visit again xx

Thank MrandMrsC08
Bedale, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on The Sweetest Thing while in Dublin. I had a fantastic savoury croissant with roasted pepper and spinach and my wife had a sweet pear Danish. Both were lovely and the coffee was fantastic and we liked it so much, we went back the next day!!

Thank Shaunyh1
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The chocolate cake is amazing. May seem pricey but it is worth it. From the outside it does not seem much but we were blown away with the service Toilet was a bit of a let down. Required cleaning.

Thank dizzyair89
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Been walking from Ha penny bridge crossing the Liffey and spotted this small cosy cafe. Guinness hot chocolate and a warm chocolate covered muffin 14.80 for 2. Bargain Very attentive and friendly staff.They could not do enough to spoil us. This cafe is great for a warm up and sugar rush.

Thank Eddie S
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Regretted going here. Ugh. It was so expensive and just average treats. Look for the nearby donut shops. So much better and 1/3 of the cost. Sorry but this was a disappointment.

Thank Peterlovestrave
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was one of the best coffee shops I've ever been to! I loved their hot chocolate and their divine chocolate cake! If in Dublin you really must go there! They have it all - great drinks, tasty desserts and super friendly and accommodating staff! If I happen to be in Dublin again I'll sure as hell come back!

Thank ghostK91

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$4
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Bachelor's Walk | Dublin 1, Dublin D24, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 83 127 8711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?