Bewley's Cafe'

The landmark Grafton Street cafe opened in 1927 with no expense spared on its interior. The famous Artist Harry Clarke created six wonderful stain glass windows at a cost of 60000 pounds.

The Bewley family were Quakers who originated in France and moved to Ireland in the 18th century. They entered the tea trade and in 1835 Samuel Bewley and his son landed an unprecedented cargo of 2,099 chests of tea shipped directly from China to Dublin, thereby breaking the East India Tea Company's monopoly.

The Bewley family subsequently expanded into the coffee trade and in the late 19th century they opened cafes in Georges Street (1894) and Westmoreland Street (1896) in Dublin.

Visit the café today and experience the warm welcome, the friendly smiles, the irresistible aroma of freshly ground coffee and the buzz of conversation hanging in the air. Little has changed since Ernest Bewley first opened the doors in 1927. People loved it back then and they still love it now.

Special Offers

December Special

Bed and Breakfast rate for December only!  Perfect for when you are coming to Dublin to shop, see a show or to meet friends.  The Dublin Christmas Market is on our doorstep, the Gaiety Panto is a two minute walk and the iconic Grafton Street is around the corner - you can't get a better location in Dublin city.

Gaiety Panto Rate

Special Bed and Breakfast rate for guests attending the Gaiety Panto show.  The Grafton Capital Hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the Gaiety and is the perfect match for your visit to the Panto!

4 Nights or more Special

Stay 4 nights or more and get a great discount, must be booked at least 60 days in advance.  Rate is room only, breakfast is available in the hotel.

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Guest Reviews


We really loved our stay and would stay with you again. Excellent location, comfortable room and ALL staff friendly and helpful. Thank you so much. The Frank family from Oklahoma

K. Duffy

Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.


Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.

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