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The Sunshine Cafe

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107, Lower Georges Street,, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 230 1828
08:30 - 18:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had crepes and a goats cheese salad for lunch. The food was satisfactory and the cost was average. I paid the bill with a 50 euro note and was left 20 euro short in my change. I immediately went to the counter and spoke with the young man who served us. His response was that I had given him... More 

1 Thank Waddlerstrikesback
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old family favourite of ours we regularly visited the cafe for Saturday brunch but in recent years have not had the opportunity to visit that much. So I decided to treat my 9yr old son and 6yr old daughter last Friday after school while we had to visit Dun Laoighaire. This place is a great find...never disappoints and although... More 

Thank Julieanne O
Bangor, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had great hopes for this restaurant- it's beautiful inside & had quite an exciting tapas style menu. Service was good but unfortunately all the food came at once- some of it was lukewarm when it arrived so stone cold before we finished. We had to leave quite a bit of food as a result. A few tapas were nice but... More 

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Managersunshinecafe, Manager at The Sunshine Cafe, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at The Sunshine Cafe I am however a little perplexed by your comments , as we do not do a tapas selection but a more traditional menu of starters and main courses on... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Sunshine Cafe for years and years. The owners have really put their hearts into it and it shows in the food. It's a very reasonably priced place, with good portions of fresh food and good coffee. It's a nice simple cafe which just does it right. I'm a big fan of their tuna crostini and their... More 

Thank the_crunchy_apple
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely cup of coffee in a quaint little spot. You can sit outside at the front or in the garden at the back. Just wanted a nice cup of coffee and a slice of something nice. Had the lemon meringue pie which was lovely. A very relaxing place to sit and eat. Have had lunch here before and it... More 

Thank Caitriona D
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting Dun Laoghaire and having a stroll, looking for somewhere to eat, we chanced upon the Sunshine Cafe. It looked interesting and different, do in we went. A marvellous choice by my better half. A relatively small menu, but, oh what lovely food. We can recommend the Goats cheese salad and the Prawn Bisque as starters. We followed with a... More 

Thank chereo1038
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went here for an early supper today because we had gathered from the Tripadvisor website that The Sunshine Cafe closed at 6 pm. We were told on arrival that they are open until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays; we would have eaten later had we known. The meal was very tasty. My husband had chargrilled burgers and fried... More 

Thank allison362
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have been going here for years and the food is excellent. Breakfast & lunches are top notch....coffee & pastries not bad either.

Thank Paul N
London , UK
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127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I had high hopes, but alas The Sunshine Cafe was only OK. I ordered the vegetarian breakfast. The toast was very underdone and the butter provided was not enough to cover more than one of the 2 slices. The "Sautë Potatoes" were more like soft chips and again lacked any flavour. The Tea was very very weak, though there was... More 

Thank RockerLondon_UK
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I go here every Sunday for breakfast. The staff are great and friendly. Once they get to know you all you have to do is sit down and enjoy. Top quality breakfast. They do lunch and I've seen it going past me looks fab. They also do two late nightshirt and sat.

1 Thank Ken D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107, Lower Georges Street,, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dun Laoghaire
  • Phone Number: +353 1 230 1828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?