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Unit 4 Phoenix Park Racecourse, Castleknock Dublin 15, Ireland
+353 1 838 8050
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just asked for a vegetal milk and they got 2 options! Great cappuccino, amazing vegan desert ( a little ball with coconut) it was incredible good! Very modern and cozy place. I will be back for sure to try the food!!

Thank NicFairweather14
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't recommend this place. We were in and seated before we realised it was a healthy dining option. Kids couldn't find anything on the menu to suit. Ordered 3 orange juices 3.50 each. A healthy breakfast bap with the most unappetizing brown roll that both looked and tasted unpalatable and top it off it was cold. Almost 40 Euro for... More 

Thank Philip B
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for quick bite. Amazing quality food. Staff were particularly nice. Right beside the Phoenix park and the M50.

Thank WaveRida
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Music so loud it was difficult to have conversation 2pm on Sat. Toilet opens onto restaurant floor with no lobby. Staff were nice but basics needed.

Thank justgoodthings
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Come here a lot as it's so close to the Phoenix park. The food is always good and the coffee and healthy treats are good too but every time I go I have issues with the service. They staff work with no sense of urgency are constantly forgetting orders and it almost feels like a chore when asked for something!... More 

1 Thank SamBluey1995
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The food was only average for all the hype it received. The seating was very busy when we arrived and it felt quite cramped and overcrowded. Food was ok. Would have expected more. Delivered on healthy options.

Thank Leeanne D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I often visit this cafe usually to catch up with friends or after the gym. Delicious food. Super healthy and they have great coffee

Thank Msmyth700
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Had to wait 25mins after ordering. I ordered soup and the fish cakes. They forgot my soup. Fishcakes came with salad which was just lettuce and nothing else.. worse.still the lettuce was off, lots of brown bits. I complained about the lettuce and was not charged for the fishcakes. My wife ordered the turkey burger which came without the asian... More 

Thank Martin K
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I visited this place few time now. I was always pretty pleased with my visit but this time it was 4 of us and we had a great time. There was a moment when I personally thought someone forgot to bring one of us the coffee but hat wasn't a case. Coffee arrived maybe couple of minutes later then I... More 

Thank Mattia P
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

As we live nearby we probably visit Lo-Cal every 6 months or so ever since our wee one was born 3.5 years ago. The food is usually reliably good especially the salads and egg-based dishes. There have been some 'meh' dishes though and the menu has changed around a bit since they first opened. Quaint bright setting with cute mismatched... More 

Thank Mary F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Irish, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 4 Phoenix Park Racecourse, Castleknock Dublin 15, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Castleknock
  • Phone Number: +353 1 838 8050

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?