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Reviewed 15 August 2023

Always come here for breakfast before work and Sylwia would put a smile on your face every time! Such an efficient and pleasant experience before the work day begins! And best coffee in the area!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Was staying at Grand Canal Hotel where this gem Cafe is located. Coffee excellent, (I'm very particular about my coffee!) Smoothie fab and had the nicest BLT ever for lunch. The service and staff were sensational, especially Sylvia who is so friendly and professional. Thank...you so much and will be back soon. From your Galway customers ♥️More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

Loved this little cafe! Lovely coffee and croissants in the morning and delicious hot chocolate in the evening! Sylwia is an absolute treasure always happy and smiling and eager to assist! Nothing too much trouble! I looked forward to my breakfast every morning!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023

I love my morning coffee visits to grand Canal express. Sylvie is friendly and warm. Every day is a welcomed experienced Great coffee Great service

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

Working around the corner for the past few years in a small office, GCE became our go-to place for catch-ups and meetings. The food is great, with nothing ever a bother, the coffee delicious, and most uniquely ever staff member we met was warm, welcoming,...and added a person touch that makes us all feel at home. None more so than Sylvia, who is one of the most kind-hearted and engaging people I’ve met in hospitality. She quickly remembers names, favourite coffees (and tables!), and always went that extra mile. I’ll miss frequently this place!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2022 via mobile

Regular visitor here for coffee and meetings. Sylvia and the rest of the team are always incredibly accommodating with a personal touch that’s quite rare these days.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 December 2022

Warm welcome, friendly staff especially Sylvia. Good coffee and inviting snacks and cakes in a comfortable setting.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 December 2022

I have stayed many times in Grand Canal Hotel, a trip will not be complete without a visit, coffee, and/or lunch to Canal Express, a little gem, a snug beside the Gasworks. The staff is exceptional, welcoming you back, remembering all your personal favourites. I...would like to mention Sylwia, her smile and laughter is contagious! Food, service and price are excellent. One of the key reason, I keep coming back!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 December 2022 via mobile

There’s no doubt that what draws its customers to the coffee shop is not only the delicious coffee but also the wonderful staff who are super friendly and always so helpful. This is the best place to go first thing in the morning to grap...that coffee and start the day with a friendly smile . Love it !!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2022

This coffee spot is a hidden gem, lovely coffee and treats. Seating area is spacious and comfortable.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022

I was doing an internship in Dublin from June - July and it was across the street from this place so every morning I usually get my coffee from here. It was always delicious, reasonably priced, and very convenient. I saw Sylvia on a pretty...regular basis so it was nice to have a lovely little morning chat, but everyone I interacted with was very nice there. Made my mornings very pleasant while I was enjoying my time here in Dublin :)More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 May 2020

Delicious coffee and a divine sandwich! Yummy and cozy atmosphere. This hotel is sensational! The only negative experience was with a taxi driver who was referred to me.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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GCHDublin, General Manager at Canal Express, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2020

Dear Talles C, I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Canal Express whilst staying at the hotel. I am sorry that you didn't have a pleasant experience with the taxi driver that was referred to you but glad that the sandwich and coffee...More

Reviewed 9 February 2020

I love it here. Sylwia & Dorota always have a smile and a friendly welcome. Coffee is lovely and breakfast too! I always make sure to call in when I can.

Date of visit: February 2020
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GCHDublin, General Manager at Canal Express, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Dear Travel71503, Thank you for your lovely comments about the breakfast and coffee and of course your mention of Sylwia and Dorota. I hope that you will continue to enjoy your visits to Canal Express. Kind Regards Donna Curry

Reviewed 28 December 2019

The team in Canal Express in the Grand Canal Hotel are the nicest people! I regularly visit this coffee shop as the service is so good and the coffee is great. Slyvia is so friendly and I really enjoy seeing as her great attitude always...makes me smile. I'd highly recommend this coffee shop!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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GCHDublin, Manager at Canal Express, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2020

Dear Jen O, Thank you for you lovely review of our coffee shop, your feedback and praise is very much appreciated by Sylwia and her team. I very much hope that you continue to visit and enjoy the experience. Kind Regards Donna Curry

Reviewed 20 December 2019

Great coffee and great service. The staff at Canal Express excel at customer service. Sylwia and Dorota are so welcoming, remembering your name and coffee order. Highly recommend Canal Express for coffee or lunch.

Date of visit: December 2019
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GCHDublin, Manager at Canal Express, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2020

Dear hunterawnie, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. Sylwia and Dorota very much appreciate the mention and your kind comments. I hope that you will continue to enjoy your visits, thank you for the recommendation . Kind Regards Donna Curry

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5