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1 The Waterfront | Hanover Quay, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 86 030 6949
Mon - Fri 07:15 - 18:00
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 I will try to encourage as many new faces to go too.

Thank Liam I
Rome, Italy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 convenient and since I am vegan he prepared some food specifically for me with no... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 visit! Would recommend the bruschetta with parma ham & rocket.

Thank Avril B
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Stephen F
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank kevinots
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

simply the best coffee in dublin...... 10/10 the staff are great really recommend if your around the area

Thank IL0veOrland0
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I go here quite often for lunch. The place is small so you will want to avoid the peak lunchtime rush between 1 and 2 pm but apart from that it is an excellent, small, owner-managed cafe and restaurant. They have good deals in the morning on coffee and pastry combos but the real star is the Italian food at... More 

Thank PeppeDublin
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

We went here for lunch after finding that our two usual places were both full! However that turned out to be a good thing. We had a peek at the menu and saw that the special was gnocchi with tomato and aubergine sauce. That had us sold. I got the penne with tomato and chilli sauce and my dad got... More 

Thank FoodGirl123456789
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Dropped in to this spot this morning out of the pouring rain to be greeted by two relaxed Italians who made me feel so welcome and at home the minute I stepped in the door. I ordered an Americano and a scone and was shocked to discover it cost €3.50!! This is the cheapest I have ever paid in Dublin... More 

Thank Linda S
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

I pulled in to buy a snack and by chance the only spot was outside of Pause - so this is just what I did - when inside the two Italian guys made me welcome - the selection of sandwiches were first class - true Italian and prepared with care and all the touches - I left and sat in... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 11
Cafe, European, Italian, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:15 - 18:00
07:15 - 18:00
07:15 - 18:00
07:15 - 18:00
07:15 - 18:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?