Dublin Can Be Heaven

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This morning.

Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

Bewley’s oldest customers Denis Shields, 86, and Eileen Brennan, undisclosed age, are the first to walk through the doors of the iconic café after a multi-million-euro refurbishment.

Paddy Campbell of Bewley’s (pic 2) promise regulars will find elements of the original café have been carefully restored including the Harry Clarke windows, the banquettes and open fireplaces “as well as an open-concept bakery so customers can see old favourites such as the Sticky Buns being crafted by some of Europe’s finest pastry chefs and bakers”.


Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

32 thoughts on “Dublin Can Be Heaven

    1. Cloud

      Depends on what you buy I should think. It’s likely they will provide the option to purchase something that costs more than €5, or less.

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        Sadly no.

        And I’m not that old. I’m younger than you, actually ;)

        I’ll give you 3 guesses…

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            Unnecessarily harsh BB.

            I’m 29. There. Now you know. Actually, you weren’t far off with your guess Bert. Well played.

          2. bertie blenkinsop

            “The meaning of Persian Flaw comes from a long time ago. The Persian tribe members worked together to weave carpets that would tell their story of trials and tribulations. Just one princely Persian carpet would take years to complete with help of many tribe members to achieve a perfect Persian carpet. The Persians believed only God or a higher power was perfect in all aspects and to show this carpet makers would intentionally place flaws or mistakes in the carpet.”

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I love an aul cream bun. I thought about making some at the weekend, actually, but then looked at the recipes online and thought they looked like too much of a faff then got distracted and then it was Monday.

  1. Jonjo

    I’m glad it wasn’t a Starbucks when they took the hoarding down. I’m sure they were licking their lips and circling when this was taking so long.

  2. Shayna

    Did I ever mention I do so adore Dubin along with the Jacks and Jackeens. Bewley’s looks great. Is the (‘) a thing there? Anyhoos it does look lovely.

    1. Shayna

      Is it a Finnegans Wake scenario? I know Joyce used to have his tea there. I’ve attempted several times to make sense. The only thing I can take from the book is that there is no (‘).

          1. Happy Molloy

            Ah lads, it’s the funniest book ever written without a doubt. The only book I’ve ever read that has laugh out loud moments on every single page!

            (I heard a “scholar” say this before.)

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