Grafton Street FAQs - Bewley's Ireland

Grafton Street FAQs

What are the main differences between the café today to the Bewley’s I remember?
In February 2015 the café closed for a renovation period that would last over 1,000 days. The newly renovated building has been opened up further so there are more space and light. Visitors are able to see all the way to the Harry Clarke windows at the back of the café when they come through the front entrance. The café can currently accommodate 500 customers, up from 340 when it closed. The focus on the highest quality of coffee and tea will remain the same.

What’s the seating capacity?
There are just under 500 seats in Bewley’s Grafton Street

Will Bewley’s Café Theatre return and when?
Bewley’s Café Theatre is back in Bewley’s Grafton Street. For the latest information on the theatre, and to book tickets, please visit their website at

Do you have Wi-Fi?
Yes, we have complimentary guest wifi throughout the café.

Do you sell gift cards?
Yes, we offer elegant credit card-style gift cards for purchase in our café to your desired value.

Are you offering afternoon tea? We have plenty of afternoon tea treats such as scones, patisseries and tartines. We are developing our offering every day and we hope ‘Afternoon Tea’ will be an experience we can offer soon.

Are you taking bookings? We take bookings for private groups and can extend our opening hours for special events. We offer special menus for groups and events. For more information on group bookings, room reservations or business conferencing, please email for more information.

Is it OK to bring babies and children? We welcome all guests young and old and are delighted to see babies and children in the café. If you need a kid’s menu, high chair or booster seat, please ask your server. We have changing tables in the toilets.

Are assistant animals allowed?
We welcome all guide dogs in our café but no pets are allowed.

I have a gluten allergy – are there products for me?
The rules around “Gluten Free” have changed and, as the kitchen produces items that are not gluten-free, there is a risk of cross-contamination. However, some of our products will be “flourless” e.g. blueberry cheesecake, all of our ice cream and some savoury dishes, there will be certainly be options for those with gluten allergies.

I have a dairy allergy – are there products for me?
Yes, most of our bread is dairy free and we have a number of savoury dishes which are also suitable for special diets.

Do you use local Irish produce/ingredients?
Being an Irish family business, serving locally sourced produce is very important to us as well as our customers. We are using Irish meat, dairy, vegetables and fruit in our dishes and all our bread and cakes are made fresh onsite in our bakery.

What service style is in the cafe?
We have full table service plus a Takeaway counter at the entrance.

Do you serve Weekend Brunch?
Every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, we serve our breakfast menu until 2:30 pm. This includes breakfast favourites including Bewley’s Irish Breakfast, Poached Eggs & Avocado, Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs. Our all-day menu is also served alongside this from 12 noon. You can choose from savoury tartines, salads and quiches as well as Bewley’s Ice-cream coupes, and a selection of baked goods and patisseries made in our bakery kitchen at basement level. We have live music every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm.

Do you offer catering?
Please email with your enquiry.

Do you make charitable donations?
Due to the volume of requests we receive, we’ve initiated a policy whereby we only give sponsorship and donations to our official charity partners, the various local hospices. Each year, as part of this, we sponsor Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice through financial and product donations, and local hospice events throughout the year.

What is the dress code?
We are a café – be comfortable and feel free to come as you are!

Do you serve alcohol?
Yes, but alcohol can only be served with a meal, in adherence with our Special Restaurant Licence terms.

Media Queries
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