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The Sweetest Thing

#250 of 2,218 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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17 Bachelor's Walk | Dublin 1, Dublin D24, Ireland
+353 83 127 8711
12:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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31 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They aren't kidding when they say they have the best hot chocolate in Dublin! I tried the Sweetest Thing Hot Chocolate and the Hot Chocolate Muffin and they were both hot and delicious. The girls at the counter were friendly and I love the cute atmosphere of the little cafe. It's also in a great location right on the Liffey.... More 

Thank Lauren K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Now, I have a sweet tooth, so when I tell you that i visited the sweetest thing twice over the course of a 4 day trip it must be pretty good. We were recommended to go here by the tour guide on the open top bus we had just disembarked from. On arrival we were greeted by the very friendly... More 

Thank LanceJones1
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived quite late in the day when things were closing down, but the staff here went out of there way to make us feel welcome anyway. The drinks are all that they're made out to be, and we also enjoyed our meal! A fantastic little cafe to go to.

Thank Kimberley E
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for a quick hot drink. Had two Irish coffees and one Guinness hot chocolate. The Irish Coffees were the best we had had in the city. The Guinness Hot Chocolate was beautiful and very tasty. All the drinks were big with loads of cream on top. Absolutely beautiful, definitely worth a visit!! The staff were lovely, the environment... More 

Thank Koll18
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for sweet stuff! I highly recommend the Baileys Coffee! It's right in the heart of the center and you can relax outside while others are jealous of your cake

Thank Cecilia S
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Hands down, its the best fudge cake I've ever had. They do all kinds of hot drinks as well. Lovely staff, cozy place!

Thank Patricia G
Horsham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A must visit on a cold day and you fancy a hot chocolate with a difference and reasonably priced too.

Thank Julie W
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had a lovely visit to 'The Sweetest Thing' today. Good staff is worth their weight in gold and the two staff members working today were great; so friendly, efficient and helpful. The place was busy but we were well looked after and our order came down very promptly. Our party had delicious hot chocolate and coffee, fresh warm toffee... More 

Thank Merrybeau
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43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We ate in here, and it was a cosy interior to relax in. My daughter had a milkshake and a panini which she enjoyed, while I tried the Guinness hot chocolate, delicious! Friendly staff, and a nice location near the river Liffey.

Thank lou1414
Bellevue, Washington
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after a trip to the gaol. We stepped off the bus and had a surprisingly delightful visit. The banana split was delicious, a good pot of tea for two and a generous chain latte and cupcake. Great service!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 4
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Bachelor's Walk | Dublin 1, Dublin D24, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 83 127 8711

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