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il Valentino

#474 of 2,198 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5 Gallery Quay | Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 633 1100
07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Second review even if I come here often as I live close by. Much better experience lately compared to the past: people change (so do I) and businesses too (so do they). Still not impressed that much to give 5/5, but this is just my experience. What I definitely appreciate is the quality of food offered and the smile on... More 

Thank Vincenzo S
Dublin, Ireland
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My friends love the coffee. I dont drink it so not so sure. The croissant is okay but butlers has a better one. Always busy so should be good.

Thank MitchellvanVliet
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Sooo good. Meant to share but ate it all myself. Also had a good selection of other desserts and coffees

Thank traveltimefun
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The coffee I have to say was really good, it makes you feel like you are having an espresso in Italy. I tried the apple strudel and it was superb as well. On the contrary, the barista was very rude (you will never find this in Italy though) I literally said " can you change my cup cause it's dirty... More 

Thank Ana O
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you like real italian coffee, this is the place to go. I like my coffee milky and I vote for their coconut latte to be the best dairy free in town. Queues on the weekend are long, true, but the service is quite fast and it is totally worth the wait. Even though I never had their sandwiches, they... More 

1 Thank Amalia V
Galway, Ireland
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367 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great Mocha. Very good sandwiches, but I was expecting more from the almonds croissant for example. The price is a little bit high, but I like the experience.

Thank Nany M
County Dublin, Ireland
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

They do what it says on the tin good coffee at a ok proce given the rent in the area ,staff were plesent enough usuall free wifi etc would recomend the place ok will go back there

Thank Yanfangao
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I've visited this place quite a few times and although the coffee isn't great it makes up for it with the bread and pastries. You're greeted with a lovely selection of treats as soon as you walk in the door, but I often get my food there and go to another shop nearby for my coffee. Over the years I've... More 

Thank Simon T
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The queue says it all, just fantastic "the real deal pastries and breads", unlike so many other offerings around the city.My wife and I people watched from a seat in the window and noticed how so many of the clients were "international with children" and this tells it's own story. Coffee was served promptly despite the queue and again I... More 

1 Thank sebdill
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A fine little coffee shop in the corner of a modern block next to the Grand Canal Docks. Reasonably priced with much more rapid service than is common in many of the larger chains. Well worth dropping in if you're in the area.

Thank ChrisLLUK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Italian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Gallery Quay | Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 633 1100
Artisan bakery & cafe'- open 7 days a week. Coffee specialties, 25 types of artisan breads, hand made viennoiserie, pastries and cakes. Sourdough, spelt bread, stoneground flour, pain brioche, 3 types of croissants, cannoli siciliani, signature biscuits. Hand made sandwiches, hand made soups. No enzymes, preservatives, vegetable oils,hydrogenated oils or calcium propionate in our flours. Thank you for choosing quality and care !

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