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Sion Hill Road, Dublin 9, 09 Dublin
A very mixed bag.
Ill get the good out of the way before I hit the bad.
The Coffee there is great and very well presented (I added a picture of a cappuccino they made me with chocolate sauce topping in the design of a spider’s web for Halloween and the best bit, chocolates in the shape of coffee beans)The manager herself is really friendly and open to suggestions and the place is always decorated for all calendar occasions, even Easter for some reason. They have a good loyalty card stamp system. 6 stamps for a free coffee of choice. It has wheel chair access and outside decked seating with a canopy and parking. Nice open seating inside.
However as it is the only coffee shop around for some distance it is not up to standards in other important places:
1. For a local coffee shop (like a “caf” on an English soap) it is really over priced for what it does. 3.50 for a cappuccino and over 5.00 for a packaged sandwich with no sides or presentation. Its a crazy price considered they rarely do the nice coffee designing any more.
2. The display food is very bad (and expensive) Avoid. one of the worst cheese cakes I have tasted.
3. the kitchen food is ok, but has a very limited menu. I was delighted when they got pancakes in but they appear to be those small fat ones you get in packages from the shops.
4. They recently shortened the opening hours. it used until 6pm now it closes at 5pm. Considering its location, that is a lot of after work customers counted out.
5. It is part of what used to be a large pub. It is now divided into a off licence to the right, cafe in middle and pub on the left. The issue is the toilets are over in the pub and there is sometimes people who have had a few to many, making their way through the cafe, from the pub to get to the off-licence. It also still feels like a local pub rather then a stand alone cafe.
In all the place is good for a local. Good for a coffee with friends at weekends. The prices need to come down, for the crunch time we live in and for the quality of what you get. For a place that puts so much effort into decoration and customer survive they seriously need to put some effort into food.
83 Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin
Although you would usually pass this place on the street without really noticing it, As a take away the Magic Wok gets everything right. The portions are large and their prices are in line with the competition. Their delivery is fast, friendly and always the same guy so he remembers your address and more importantly you.
They have been my local take away for two years now and have never let me down.
They specialise in Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese food. And it all tastes great, never too oily.
only 3 small issues: 1. the lady who answers the phone is rather hard to understand at times so make sure you double check what you have ordered before the call ends.
2.Also they do not accept credit card payments over the phone, so have your cash ready.
3. They should mark what is in each container as temperatures can vary so it is not great to pick up someone else’s hot order when you are looking for the colder one.
It has become part of my weekly routine.
open 7 days a week 6pm - 1am
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