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The Sunshine Cafe

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107, Lower Georges Street,, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 230 1828
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good location, friendly staff and good menu. I had the Irish breakfast which was very good, my wife had the smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel which she said was very tasty. Only criticism that I would have is that the coffee was pretty weak and small measure. If I was to return I would probably try the tea.

Thank dan1walsh
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely, welcoming cafe, with great menu choices. We go there for breakfast and no matter how busy they are, you are met with a smile. Breakfast food quality is fine for the cost, only wish they served baked beans! Lunch menu looks good as does the quality. We willl return.

Thank Michelle S
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous cafe with an almost Parisienne feel. Lovely selection of food (and they do breakfast all day Sat and Sun), great staff, lovely ambiance, it's the kind of place you can wile away a few hours.

Thank Sasha T
South East UK
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a fan of this place for a long time, and a regular if infrequent patron. I have left a very positive review in the past. I have been twice in the last few weeks and am sorry to find that it is no longer on my "must visit" list when in Dun Laoghaire. Of my last two... More 

Thank Loedun
Dublin, Ireland
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We had crepes and a goats cheese salad for lunch. The food was satisfactory and the cost was average. I paid the bill with a 50 euro note and was left 20 euro short in my change. I immediately went to the counter and spoke with the young man who served us. His response was that I had given him... More 

5 Thank Waddlerstrikesback
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

An old family favourite of ours we regularly visited the cafe for Saturday brunch but in recent years have not had the opportunity to visit that much. So I decided to treat my 9yr old son and 6yr old daughter last Friday after school while we had to visit Dun Laoighaire. This place is a great find...never disappoints and although... More 

Thank Julieanne O
Bangor, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Had great hopes for this restaurant- it's beautiful inside & had quite an exciting tapas style menu. Service was good but unfortunately all the food came at once- some of it was lukewarm when it arrived so stone cold before we finished. We had to leave quite a bit of food as a result. A few tapas were nice but... More 

Thank DM1_10
Managersunshinecafe, Manager at The Sunshine Cafe, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at The Sunshine Cafe I am however a little perplexed by your comments , as we do not do a tapas selection but a more traditional menu of starters and main courses on... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Sunshine Cafe for years and years. The owners have really put their hearts into it and it shows in the food. It's a very reasonably priced place, with good portions of fresh food and good coffee. It's a nice simple cafe which just does it right. I'm a big fan of their tuna crostini and their... More 

Thank the_crunchy_apple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely cup of coffee in a quaint little spot. You can sit outside at the front or in the garden at the back. Just wanted a nice cup of coffee and a slice of something nice. Had the lemon meringue pie which was lovely. A very relaxing place to sit and eat. Have had lunch here before and it... More 

Thank Caitriona D
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting Dun Laoghaire and having a stroll, looking for somewhere to eat, we chanced upon the Sunshine Cafe. It looked interesting and different, do in we went. A marvellous choice by my better half. A relatively small menu, but, oh what lovely food. We can recommend the Goats cheese salad and the Prawn Bisque as starters. We followed with a... More 

Thank chereo1038

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107, Lower Georges Street,, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dun Laoghaire
  • Phone Number: +353 1 230 1828

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