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1 euro 'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Ha'penny Bridge House, 21 Lower Ormond Quay , Dublin 1 Dublin City
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Tel: +353 1 872 8510

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A hidden gem on the North Quays, this tiny bakery and cafe serves some of the best pastries, coffee and hot chocolate in Dublin
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Town Centre
  • French (Classic)
  • Italian
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)


Ann Murphy and Raffaele Cavallo's little bakery and café has been delighting discerning Dubliners - and providing a refuge from the thundering traffic along the quays outside - since 1996.

Although tiny, it just oozes Italian chic - not surprisingly, perhaps, as Ann's Italian architect husband designed the interior - and was way ahead of its time in seeing potential north of the Liffey.

Italian and French food is prepared on the premises from 3 am each day: melt-in-the-mouth croissants with savoury and sweet fillings, chocolate-filled brioches, traditional and fruit breads, filled foccacia breads are just a few of the temptations on offer.

No cost is spared in sourcing the finest ingredients (Panem bread is baked freshly each day using organic flour) and special dietary needs are considered too: soups, for example, are usually suitable for vegans and hand-made biscuits - almond & hazelnut perhaps - for coeliacs.

They import their own 100% arabica torrisi coffee from Sicily and hot chocolate is a speciality, made with the best Belgian dark chocolate.

Simply superb

Open Mon-Sat, 9-5pm. Closed Sun, 24 Dec-4/5 Jan. No Credit Cards. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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