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Pause Cafe'

1 The Waterfront | Hanover Quay, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 86 030 6949
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“paninis” (2 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (3 reviews)
Cafe, Italian, European
$$ - $$$
1 The Waterfront | Hanover Quay, Dublin D2, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

A frequent visitor, this tops my list of relaxing refreshment stops. Try the sheltered terrace, and observe the blend of old and new Dublin going about its work and play.

Thank Maxwell_Towers
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The food change almost every day, tasty and good service. I've been many times during the lunch break, staff is nice and during sunny day, you can enjoy the terrace!

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I came here for coffee on a few occasions and every time I get a nice warm welcome! The staff are very friendly here, and although the cafe itself is quite small, there is both indoor and outdoor seating and the decor is pretty chic...More

Thank Lava Y
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Though Pause Cafe may not be located in the heart of Dublin, you should definitely visit this gem. The atmosphere is friendly, the service is high quality, and the food is excellent. The restaurant is located near the "new" business district in Dublin (think tech),...More

1  Thank Justin M
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great coffee, good tiramisu, decent pasta. One colleague had a superb vegetarian meal, the other had a different pasta. Mine, a pasta bolognese, was not bad but needed alot of cheese... maybe I'm just picky. The staff was awesome. I'm not sure about how this...More

1  Thank sue c
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I go to Pause Café almost every week or two. I've gone with clients and friends. It's tucked away that it's quiet and personal. The owner is one of the friendliest and considerate gentlemen I've met! I'll continue to go for years to come, and...More

1  Thank Liam I
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been to Pause Cafe' few good times since it is very near to my workplace and it's definitely the best Italian coffee in Dublin. Furthermore, Alessandro, the owner, is a superfriendly guy, always in good mood and ready to joke. Also prices are very...More

2  Thank nick e
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I visit this little place once a month for lunch with my boyfriend as we both work in the area. The food is always amazing and so reasonably priced. Not many people know of this place and that adds to its charm. highly recommend a...More

Thank Avril B
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice food, soup and toasted sandwiches are lovely. Coffee is good and massive. I would advise caution at lunch time though, even when it doesn't appear that busy, they can be particularly slow to get your food to you

1  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Almost hidden under apartments opposite the wakeborders in grand canal dock. Super friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Well worth a trip to relax for a few minutes! Great coffee, food looked tasty to!

1  Thank kevinots
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
7:15 am - 6:00 pm
7:15 am - 6:00 pm
7:15 am - 6:00 pm
7:15 am - 6:00 pm
7:15 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Waterfront | Hanover Quay, Dublin D2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 86 030 6949
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