Cafe en Seine

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40 Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland
(01) 677 4567

Cafe en Seine Dublin Reviews

jameshendicott jameshen…
38 reviews
Beautiful looking cafe with sporadic live jazz. Average food. Dec 06, 2010
If you're more interested in ambiance than food, this is your place. It's an intricate, marbled cafe with old style luxury seating and plenty of wood fires and warm whiskeys in winter. They also have free live jazz and blues performances quite a few evenings. The down side is the food, which is fine, just a bit limited, and at lunch time more of a buffet style. What they do make tastes good and is relatively high end, but it's also mainly sandwich-themed (just nice fillings), and costs a lot for that.

I'd still recommend this as a place to go at least once while you're in Dublin, if only because the atmosphere and interior are as good as anywhere I've seen in the city.
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genkeeper genkeeper
5 reviews
Cafe en Seine, or as the Irish call it Cafe Insane Mar 05, 2007
Café en Seine, lovingly dubbed Café Insane by locals, appears as an ordinary café from the exterior, but inside it looks more like a 19th century Parisian palace than a simple place to get warm sandwiches and soup. The massive café doubles as a pub at night, although it has trouble achieving friendly, laid-back pub atmosphere due to its opulence and grandeur. The 3 floors are decorated with Versaille-style large mirrors, gilded banisters, elegant murals and ornate brass chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. The food is decent, but when the pub is busy the waitservice can be a little slow.

This restaurant is worth a peak inside and maybe a quick drink, cup of tea or light snack just to be able to check out the interior, but I wouldn't recommend it for a substantial meal. The food is just too ordinary (not bad, just nothing special to write on a travel blog). I really love the fact that ALL the Dubliners call it Cafe Insane.

Mains: 10-14 euros

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