Coffee The Way It Should be



Inspired by a simpler time.

Simon’s Place Coffee Shop.

George’s Street Arcade, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Ultan Mashup writes:

True. The best cheese and other sandwiches and more with real empathy, community, people and sense of place and time – can I get a shoutout for one of Dublin’s finest cafés – Simon’s Place?

Come on – it’s a seventies thing, we’re safe from Millennial Hipsterdom.

By the way, the original was spelt Marks’ Bros and not Marx Bros. But if you were there (I was), you’d know that.


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20 thoughts on “Coffee The Way It Should be

  1. Conaldo

    was it Marx Bros. he had before? Where Globe is now?
    Only real Dubliners can open the clingfilm on the sambos there.

  2. Nigel

    That’s where I like to drop into for a bite when I’m up in that corner of the capital. Lovely place.

  3. Willie Banjo

    Ah, the memories. Remember the original Marks Brothers back in the ’80s. Used to go in there every week (after signing on in Werbaugh St) for a coffee and cinnamon bun….which Simon’s Place still provides.

  4. missred

    I love that place. Reminds me of age 16 when we’d go in, circa the year 2000, in all our black clothes and eyeliner, drink mochas & espressos, devour their gorgeous sandwiches. One of those places I really still miss not being able to smoke in.

    1. Goosey Lucy

      Ha, yeah it totally takes me back to my teens/early twenties too. Love the place, nice and chilled, don’t drop in there as much anymore- great spot for a coffee & a read- not on your phone

  5. Peter Dempsey

    Always thought that Simon’s Place was overrated. Honest To Goodness a much better option.

    Don’t agree with Ultan Mashup’s comment re “we’re safe from Millennial Hipsterdom”. Anytime I was there, the place had a fair selection of neckbeards, snide indie heads and disagreeable manginas.

    No offence.

    1. Kenny U-Vox Plank

      Well, if there weren’t any of the gentrification gang in there, there will be now. Thanks.

      I’d say Una Mullally and Co are on the way over right now.

  6. Doood

    A was a regular back in ’05 when I worked in the city. Great sambos. Like a good city coffee shop should, it had a feeling of calm

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