Famous Bewley's Cafe in Dublin reopens after a "Full Monty of a renovation job"
One of Dublin's most famous cafes has reopened its doors after a "Full Monty of a renovation job".
Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street reopened its doors to customers yesterday following a top-to-bottom renovation which cost €12 million.
However, while there were many noticeable changes, customers found many of the age-old elements of the cafe were still present, having lovingly been restored including the Harry Clarke windows, the banquettes and the open fireplaces, as well as the Egyptian-motifed facades.
Now entirely table service, the cafe will still sell its famous cherry buns and sticky buns.
Staff uniforms have also undergone a transformation with a pouch, to accommodate the tablets on which orders will be recorded.
The business is set to reopen in stages with the ground floor and mezzanine, which seats 250, having opened yesterday.
A further 250 seats on the first floor will open in January while Bewley’s Cafe Theatre is to open on the third floor in March.
Having been selling beverages and buns and since 1927, the cafe was closed for around 1,000 days for the renovation.