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National Museum Cafe

$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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1 Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 662 1269
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe is located after you finish the section of the Bogs people. We had a good light lunch and a very decent price. It is a good place to sit down after seeing a rather surprisingly interesting museum.

Thank Luis R
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has only limited opening hours on Sunday (2:00 to 5:00) but when we tried to have lunch at the cafe we were told that only a very limited number of items were available (not even salads). They should do better. We went down the street and ate at Kilkenny

Thank Mike G
Dublin, Ireland
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Good for quick snack or light lunch , prices reasonable , a great selection to choose from , their soup with brown bread worth a try.

Thank Rory G
Cortez, Colorado
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196 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

You can duck out and catch a meal in the many restaurants nearby, but it's handy to stay inside and they have good fare.

Thank Gail L
Brooklyn, New York
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We enjoyed not having to interrupt our visit to find a spot to eat. The food was of very high quality and could serve for late breakfast or lunch.

Thank ATINA157
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is a really nice place, with great food, was busy when we went, only a small place, but a nice place as part of a visit to the museum

Thank JeffOP
Melbourne, Australia
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203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This place exceeded our expectations. The room is lovely, airy and bright, and the open sandwiches were pretty good, made with nice, thick cut tasty bread. Great place to recharge midway through a few hours in the Museum.

Thank ctrunfree
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Very good food and good value tasty lunch and a nice please to sit and accessible for disabilities. Really enjoyed my little trip to this cafe

Thank Caroline G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This cafe was perfect to get a coffee and rest from all our travels. Handy location. Would definitely recommend.

Thank ontheroadagn7
Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The museum is so interesting and shouldn't be rushed, so this offers a good place to take a break for coffee/tea, lunch, or mid afternoon pastry snack. Good food, deli style, inexpensive.

Thank Sheila A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 662 1269

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?