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“Looking for a bolt hole?”
Review of Cafe Diem

Cafe Diem
Ranked #67 of 113 Coffee & Tea in Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
331 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Looking for a bolt hole?”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Given it's location (behind a garage and next to a car wash facility and opposite the wall of a tennis club), you'd expect Café Diem to be a greasy spoon sort of place. Nothing of the sort! Nicely decorated and quite unpretentious, this place serves good coffee and tasty snacks. Newspapers are available to read if you are so inclined and if the weather is nice, you can sit outside.
This really is a place where you can escape to for a twenty minute break from the hustle and bustle and it won't break the bank by any means. Staff are very friendly and the service good. Be warned, it is small with only a few tables - but it's hidden away and I've never yet found it crowded (I hope that doesn't change!).

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Pi31415
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English first
Dublin
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Between the local garage and the car wash in the leafy suburb of Donnybrook sits a tiny cafe that used to be the typical greasy spoon. I always passed it by until a couple of weeks ago I saw it had some nice seating outside so I decided to give it a try. To my surprise it has undergone a transformation and serves the most wonderful authentic Moroccan cuisine. I've eaten there several times now and have had beautiful spinach and feta briwat, succulent chicken almond and cinnamon filo parcels, lamb tagine in homemade bread, and each main served with a lovely salad, couscous and hummus, and to top it all off each meal is under six euro. This is a real hidden gem, discover it before everybody else does (and the prices skyrocket).

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Mikeyt101
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