Brick Alley Cafe/The Joy of Coffee – Dublin

Whether you want a hearty breakfast or something lighter, then this is a nice cafe to come to. I think that the Brick Alley Cafe was formerly known as The Joy of Coffee and that is why the name on the outside differs to the one on the inside.

There are a couple of big tables and so communal dining is the theme here. There are also a  few window seats if you want to watch the world go by.

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The food took a little longer than expected to arrive but it was all freshly cooked. The veggie breakfast of scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast was just right. The toasted bagel was a poppy seed bagel served with butter and jam. It was nice that the waiter let us replace the bacon with ham on the bacon and egg bagel.

Even though we asked for tea for two people, there was enough tea for a lot more. If you wanted something a little more refreshing, then the freshly squeezed orange juice is a must.

Brick Alley Cafe, 25 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin

Rating: ★★★½☆
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. nevergoingback says:

    this place will be ok again when they get some staff who can stop chattin long enought to remember to get you your coffee,the joy of waiting and then leaving,without havin anything.

    three people behind the counter but only one working.This is becoming the norm in Dublin,the service is appaling.

  2. Conall says:

    Visited Dublin in the first week of the New Year and found this nice little spot in the center of Temple Bar.

    We stopped in here every morning for the Irish and American breakfasts, both of which tasted wonderful.
    On our first visit, my breakfast arrived later than my partners, but I was given extra food on my plate to make up for the delay. Can’t complain there!

    I liked the idea of “communal dining” and the music playing all added to a very nice atmosphere to start of your day.

  3. stephen says:

    The most expensive coffie place in Dublin,nasty Irsih guy charged me 12 eur 4 paninini and tea.
    Would not recomend the place,only if u loaded and wanna pay 12 eur 4 piece of bread.

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