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Reviewed 19 August 2022 via mobile

This morning (August 19th friday) Myself & mother decided to go for breakfast in dalkey. I had seen advertised and through word of mouth that select stores dalkey offered organic & vegan options which appealed to me straight away & i just knew i had...to visit. Upon arrival in this dainty & charming establishment i noticed how inviting & warm this cafe was. I have a huge passion for eco friendly , vegan & organic ways in life, i especially love when i can find elements of this within stores & food establishments which was the case with select stores. When we entered i browsed the menu and set my eyes on a vegan organic falafel, hummus & onion dish (this was available to put onto a wrap or sandwich) being vegan & Gluten free i wanted to see if there was a gluten free option for bread & when i asked i was told "yes, although as the gluten free bread is small..you wouldn't really be getting your money's worth, so i could put it all on a plate & add two salads to it so you're getting you're money's worth?" In which i responded "oh lovely, yes please, which of these salads are vegan & Gluten free as I'm both?" The waitress pointed to the three salads that were suitable for my dietry requirements in which i picked two of those & ordered a ginger tea. I went to pay & was suprised to hear "that's €14.50 all together please " i had to relook at the menu as the dish i ordered was €8.50 on the board & i knew a ginger tea couldn't possibly cost almost €6. The waitress saw my confusion and began to explain " oh it's a few euro more because you got it on a plate with two salads " both myself and mother looked at each other confused as we had been under the impression that the waitress was offering two salads free of charge due to her mentioning & suggesting the GF bread being smaller in size & that "since it's smaller we can offer two salads in order to give you value for you're money" this wasn't really the case as i ended up paying an extra €6 due to dietry requirements essentially which in itself doesn't feel good,this isn't a huge problem but i just felt she was extremely misleading. I would just like to note that Gluten free wraps weren't available on this day which is unfortunate as there are so many lovely gluten free/ vegan wraps & breads widely Available now a days so if this could be looked into down the line ,I'm sure people like myself with similar dietry requirements could then also avail of the sandwich/wrap options on the menu without having to a substantial amount more. I did choose to go ahead & pay as my mother & i just wanted to sit down and enjoy breakfast together. Shortly after our food came out. My vegan falafel dish came out with dairy butter on the side which wasn't a huge problem as i just handed them back to her but i do feel if the waiters & employees we're a little more mindful with the orders being made that these small things could be easily avoided. Apart from the dairy butter on my dish the meal looked lovely so i tucked in starting with my GF toast ,hummas & falafel & it wasn't until a few bites in something just didn't feel right, i went to the counter & asked if she could double check if the gluten free bread was vegan. She went to check & within a few minutes she was able to tell no it wasn't as it had egg in it. I instantly lost my appetite. I sat back down and tried to eat it but as a vegan and just after consuming an Animal product now i felt really upset & tearful ,my appetite had completely vanished so i asked if she could box up the remains of my dish. She did apologise but i just feel that these issues can be avoided so easily with a little more attention to detail. I looked on the allergen sheet on the wall that's displayed but it didn't have the the gluten free bread displayed on it so it wasn't possible for me to check it. As i mentioned above there are so many vegan & Gluten free bread & wrap options Available that i feel it would be rather easy to provide such an option within the establishment. I also feel that the waiters,servers & employees of select stores dalkey could benifit from taking the time to look a little more, take notice & glance over the ingredients of the food being offered to customers especially to those who have dietry requirements. The waitress did offer me a vegan baked good but i declined due to loosing my appetite after unfortunately digesting an Animal product. She offered my mum a baked good then which confused me as my mums order was perfectly fine and it was myself who experienced the Issues.After have an off putting, emotional experience i feel the least they could of done was offer a refund which was not the case. Select stores really has potential to florish as it already offers such wonderful character & charm between it's little store full of eco conscious proudcts to cosey little nucky corners to sit in & soak up the energy of this sweet town that is dalkey, it just starts to loose that when experiences like mine today occur more regularly. If it could just ask that this is looked into further down the line to try make sure these issues don't arise in the future as it can be extremely distressing, disappointing & heartbreaking for alot of similar souls to myself.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 November 2021 via mobile

Another lovely take away lunch, plenty of tasty vegetarian options. Great coffee too and a nice shop with plenty of wholefood goodies.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 11 August 2021

I came here with a few friends not really knowing what to expect but it was really good. The coffee was really good, I ordered an iced coffee macchiato and service was great and the staff were friendly and accommodating and a lot of healthy...food selections. The halloumi wrap I had was just incredible. Absolutely no complaints.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 June 2021

Called in here last sat after being refused in another establishment coz we both werent eating ordered 2 teas and a chicken wrap service was excellent sat outside in sunshine the seating area was buzzing with people enjoyed our visit

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 10 December 2020

owner is very rude and unfriendly. shop is overpriced and you can find a lot of the same products in other places for a lot cheaper

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 17 September 2020 via mobile

A Great local wholefood shop and cafe with friendly staff. They do lovely breakfast and lunch takeaway food, tasty and healthy!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 April 2020 via mobile

Interesting organic blend in Select Stores on the Main Street in Dalkey. Fruit and veg plus a variety of products inside. They also have a small area for consumption inside. Pricy.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020

Tasted like cardboard with a rubber texture. Poor quality service wouldn’t recommend surprised they’ve managed to stay open so long.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

i visited with my partner on a Saturday morning, to have a coffee and snack. Before we could even look at the desserts on offer we had the owner, in a raised voice, demand to know our offer. I say demand because he repeated his...question with only a split-second between them. We observed other customers be treated this way. The coffee at 3.50 euro was over-priced, as was the small piece of Rocky Road at 3.50 euro. There was a palpable feeling of stress and unwelcomeness in the air. The large selection of foods on offer meant nothing to use given the terrible service. though we've just moved to Dalkey, we won't be returning to this establishment. Unless the owner begins to understand how to offer a good service along with a product, then this business will eventually peter out.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

Select is our favorite and healthiest breakfast in Dalkey. We just LOVE it! Staff very friendly and helpful. Many thanks

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

This is a mixture of a shop and a restaurant. It’s cramped inside with limited seating. Mostly healthy food in offer.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

A great stop off to buy all your healthy bits. Always a great quick menu of food available. Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Select stores is a little gem the service is excellent the food is fresh the selection is great and all food requirements are catered for

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

Found this at the junction of Railway Rd/Tubbermore Rd and St Patricks Rd. It looks to all intense and purpose as a shop but it is so much more. They do a good range of snack foods/sandwiches/soup/salads, hot and cold drinks. The staff are friendly...and helpful and there is seating across the road in good weather with limited inside which also has toilet facilities. Access might be limited for wheelchairs. Will definitely be sampling the healthy and wholesome food again.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We popped in for brunch this morning and were not disappointed! While seating is limited, additional seating is available outside when the sun shines! We had the most delicious whole meal pitta, packed with yummy fresh ingrds including gubeen, avacado, red onion relish etc etc!...What sets SS apart is the freshness of the ingredients and the imaginative way they are used to present a vast array of beautiful salads, soups, stews and omelettes to name but a few! Try the beautiful coffee made to order and to perfection. The ambiance is low key, relaxed and is enhanced by the attention to detail of the staff who are professional and courteous. Can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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