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Bark Coffee Rathmines

270 Rathmines Road Lower | Inside Alan Hanna's Bookshop on the Rathmines Road, Dublin D6, Ireland
+353 1 496 7398
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 17:30All hours
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Cafe, Soups
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LOCATION
270 Rathmines Road Lower | Inside Alan Hanna's Bookshop on the Rathmines Road, Dublin D6, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 9 August 2017

This little café hidden away in the back of the bookshop is a little gem. Although it’s compact with no windows, it offers tasty sandwiches / toasties, soup, salads (all made in-house & not pre-packaged ordered in) and delicious cakes / buns … not forgetting...More

Thank butlerpr2016
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love love this place - I am there all the time despite the fact that Rathmines provides loads of chain and non-chain options - in fact, Rathmines seems to have more coffee shops than Vienna (there was a time not so long ago when poundshops...More

Thank GoingToATown
Kevin H, Manager at Bark Coffee Rathmines, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you so much for your very, very kind words -we're delighted you enjoy our little space.

Reviewed 19 February 2017

I had a soup and sandwich deal there, food was really good and fressh, staff was friendly. It's a nice place located in a book shop, cosy atmosphere. I didn't rate 5 stars because I would have appreciated more soup in the bowl-portion was limited,...More

Thank Marie T
Kevin H, Manager at Bark Coffee Rathmines, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for your kind words Marie T - we'll have a look at our soup portions for you, my apologies if you left hungry next time we'd be glad to give you a drop more.

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went in with my mum(who is extremely fussy and has high standards which can be a pain the ...) and had a great experience. Menu was fantastic and the place was so relaxed and cosy, considering the horrific weather we had just come in from....More

Thank Ginty29
Kevin H, Manager at Bark Coffee Rathmines, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us such high praise - mums the word.

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

All I can say is try the Amazing Salads. I went for the beetroot, feta cheese and Mint with a lovely latte

1  Thank Rob K
Kevin H, Manager at Bark Coffee Rathmines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thanks RK - always a pleasure - no more amazing salads until 2017 though sorry, Xmas Sambo will be back real soon though.

Reviewed 13 August 2016

If you find yourself in Rathmines, do yourself a favour and come here for a coffee, sandwich, soup or sweet treat. Possibly the most chilled place in Dublin to while away an hour too. Brilliant staff

Thank Haynes10
Kevin H, Manager at Bark Coffee Rathmines, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Thanks so much - your post has made our day.

Reviewed 13 May 2016

I like the Bark Cafe and it has had some very good reviews. We ordered two coffees, American and a decaff. Totally disappointed in quality and could not drink. Staff should be trained in how to prepare quality coffee. Returned this week-12/05/2016 and ordered a...More

Thank Dublin_Visitors
Kevin H, Manager at Bark Coffee Rathmines, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

Hi Dublin_Visitors - Many thanks for the review and criticism, I am terribly sorry you had two bad experiences with us. There is no excuse for a dirty cup and we spent Saturday evening scrubbing out every bit of our dishwasher and giving our cups...More

Reviewed 18 February 2016

Nice place to have a coffee, and a light snack.Fresh food ,good coffee, and friendly staff, hidden away at the back of Hannah's bookshop in Rathmines,

1  Thank gabhla
Kevin H, Manager at Bark Coffee Rathmines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2016

Thank you for the kind words Gabhla, you cheered us right up on a very rainy day, we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 19 October 2015

Well hidden at the back of Hannas bookshop is Bark coffee - named after the pooch who sits under the owners desk, lovely dog. The coffee shop itself is small with no natural light, which I think makes it feel a bit dingy, but the...More

Thank Quentin D
Kevin H, General Manager at Bark Coffee Rathmines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2015

Thank you for the kind words Quentin - one day we'll get that sun-roof. See you soon - we hope.

Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is a charming coffee shop. Great coffee. Delicious cake. Go, rest awhile and enjoy some cake as we did.

Thank Ellie F
Kevin H, Manager at Bark Coffee Rathmines, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2015

Thanks so much, we really appreciate your kind words - it's a bit like getting a big hug from a stranger without any awkwardness. See you again soon.

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Average prices
US$7
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Rathmines Road Lower | Inside Alan Hanna's Bookshop on the Rathmines Road, Dublin D6, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 496 7398
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Description
Bark Coffee is one of Dublin's hidden gems, highly recommended to all on a budget - Bark serve healthy breakfasts, homemade soups and signature sandwiches, all at a great price. Bark Cafe is a must visit for all bibliophiles as it is secreted away in the back of Alan Hanna's Bookshop on the Rathmines Road. Bark Cafe is a unique oasis in Dublin 6 - where you can hide-away, read a book and relax over a cup of coffee, a gourmet sandwich and a moreish cake.
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