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“Chilled and quirky”  (3/11/16)

This is a very enjoyable spot for a coffee or a light meal. Located in Donnybrook village it is still off the beaten track. The owner is a character and really adds to the place. The food has a Moroccan twist to it. They also serve pizza. Definitely worth a try.

“Excellent”  (2/11/16)

This is a brilliant little cafe for beautiful homemade scones, pastries pizzas etc. etc. and Mo the owner is a gem of a guy with a brilliant personality and conducts his business to the full well worth a visit and you will definitely not be disappointed.

“buenas masas”  (29/3/16)

una merienda de lujo. Mucha variedad de masas y facturas. Unas con gusto a nuez que eran una delicia total.

“Best coffee in Dublin”  (25/3/16)

This place is amazing! They serve the best coffee ☕ in Dublin. Don’t even look at the menu, just ask Mo to surprise you and trust me, he will!

“Best coffee shop in Dublin”  (8/1/16)

Went with friends we were surprised by the new decor. Lovely coffee nicely presented and scones just the best plus the atmosphere is unique.

“Quick coffee and a surprise”  (16/8/15)

It’s a quirky little joint between a garage and a car wash. Nice coffee. Friendly staff and tasty scones. The guy running this joint could give lessons to the posher joints in Donnybrook about service. If you are in the neighbourhood it is a good place to try. If you want to hide for a morning it might be the best place in Dublin.

“Lovely spot”  (12/7/15)

I frequently go here for coffee and scones and love its ambience and welcoming attitude. The only problem is that we forget to go home because we chat on and on in this comfortable cafe.

“Best scones”  (13/5/15)

This is a hidden cafe in Donnybrook. The owner bakes the most amazing scones and cooks lovely Moroccan cuisine. The service is personal and friendly and the coffee is good too.

“Consistent ‘Bolt Hole’!”  (16/2/15)

Day off and decided to stop in for a sandwich and tea. Very well presented chicken sandwich with a tasty side-salad and crisps. The pot of tea was also well presented in a teapot-come-cup arrangement. Wi-fi and newspapers available and bottles of water on each table. All just pleasantly surprising given the location. Small menu, bijou space – my little secret!

“Oasis of Donnybrook”  (19/9/14)

Small cafe in middle of garages in Dublin4; had coffee cappuccino was top range, service incredibly friendly.

“Looking for a bolt hole?”  (15/8/14)

Given its location (behind a garage and next to a car wash facility and opposite the wall of a tennis club), you’d expect Café Diem to be a greasy spoon sort of place. Nothing of the sort! Nicely decorated and quite unpretentious, this place serves good coffee and tasty snacks. Newspapers are available to read if you are so inclined and if the weather is nice, you can sit outside. This really is a place where you can escape to for a twenty minute break from the hustle and bustle and it won’t break the bank by any means. Staff are very friendly and the service good. Be warned, it is small with only a few tables – but it’s hidden away and I’ve never yet found it crowded (I hope that doesn’t change!).

“Hidden Gem”   (5/8/14)

Between the local garage and the car wash in the leafy suburb of Donnybrook sits a tiny cafe that used to be the typical greasy spoon. I always passed it by until a couple of weeks ago I saw it had some nice seating outside so I decided to give it a try. To my surprise it has undergone a transformation and serves the most wonderful authentic Moroccan cuisine. I’ve eaten there several times now and have had beautiful spinach and feta briwat, succulent chicken almond and cinnamon filo parcels, lamb tagine in homemade bread, and each main served with a lovely salad, couscous and hummus, and to top it all off each meal is under six euro. This is a real hidden gem, discover it before everybody else does (and the prices skyrocket).