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Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

Bark Coffee is located at the back of Alan Hanna's bookshop in Rathmines, my favourite Dublin bookshop. They serve the most delicious and healthy sandwiches as well as excellent coffees and chai lattes. I wish I lived nearby so I could call in every day...for lunch. Alan Hanna's bookshop has a great selection of poetry books and the advantage of ordering books through them is that when you call in to pick them up, you can drop into Bark Coffee.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Great place hidden at the back of a book shop. I love it here, coffee is better here than anywhere else in the Rathmines area. Friendly service and the freshly prepared food is excellent for a light lunch. Once I had a korean-american fusion styled...sandwich with kimchee, it was delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 12 October 2018

As I live in the NE of England and ordered an out-of-print book from Alan Hanna's bookshop in Dublin via the internet I cannot comment on how good the coffee is but can say if it is half as good as the service provided by...Kevin and the staff it should be unbeatable. The book arrived within a few days of ordering, well packed and in perfect order at a very good price, 5/5.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This was a great little find. We initially went into the great little bookstore and poked around behind it and found this great little coffee shop. My Americano and my wife's cappuccino were both very good.

Date of visit: August 2018
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...coffees. What I particularly like about the café is the banter / chat / genuine smiles from staff. Could I make a suggestion please? – could you cover your cakes and buns as they are all on display under both the customer and staff when they chat.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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...outnumbered coffee shops around here, so this is good news). Super location at the back of Hanna's, great staff, chilled out, lovely sandwiches and coffee. The BEST brownies in Dublin - not the pre-packaged floor tiles that you get in Starbuck's or Insomnia, but real ones that taste like they were in an oven in the last 24 hours.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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,...but appart from that, great place :)More

Date of visit: February 2017
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....After visiting the toilet my mum felt that she had to inform them personally how lovely the food was and spotless the toilets were, high praise indeed.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: November 2016
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

Date of visit: August 2016
Kevin H, Manager at Bark Coffee Rathmines, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Thanks so much - your post has made our day.

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Bark Coffee Rathmines is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5