Bewley's Grafton Street has reopened its doors - again 2 months ago

Bewley's Grafton Street has reopened its doors - again

"Another one" *DJ Khaled voice*

Bewley's has opened its doors again this morning for the first time since March.

The iconic Dublin coffee house, which closed "permanently" during lockdown, opened at 10am this morning (August 27) on Grafton Street.

The café has rehired staff and will offer table service and a limited menu. Social distancing measures will allow for reduced capacity in line with Covid-19 guidelines.

Bewley's announced its closure earlier this summer resulting in the loss of 110 jobs.

Col Campbell of Bewley's later announced that the establishment would reopen again in stages towards the end of summer.

"We're conscious of the role that Bewley's plays in the hearts of visitors and Dubliners and we're delighted once again to play our part in bringing Dublin's city centre back to life," he said.

"We're thrilled that the team who made Bewley's such a wonderful place, will once again bring the Bewley's experience alive with customers, albeit on a phased basis initially."

Landlords, Ronan Group Real Estate, also acknowledged the café's significance in the city. They have since come to an agreement regarding Bewley's rent.

"We are very mindful of the cultural importance of Bewley's Café Grafton Street to the city of Dublin, its residents and tourists," they said.

"We hope that the temporary cessation of trade will have brought a renewed focus on the quality of the food offering, and we look forward to the café's reopening."

The café will open from 10am this morning.