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#427 of 2,007 Restaurants in Dublin
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21 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin, Ireland
+353 8728510
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:15 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An Italian place run by an Italian gent and his family. Top quality coffee, pastries and juices all made on the premises. For example the juice takes a little longer than other places but you see him cut the oranges in front of you and use the squeezer. Very small eat in sit down bar but there's usually a seat... More 

Thank Keith B
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Quality every time Proper coffee,proper cornetto,never lets you down.Is everything the new poncy beard stroking hipster cafes are not.your pastry will not come in a mini bloody shopping trolley from Tiger or served on a broken slate from an industrial school circa 1900 and thank christ i've yet to see anyone in the place wear a Dickie bow. Save yourself... More 

Thank P P
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

You have to get the apple and custard croissant if you're passing here. Wonderful spot but quite small inside and because their treats are so tasty it fills quite quick. A hidden gem in dublin, check it out!

Thank Matthew B
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A special place, different focaccia each day, delicious pastries, good coffee, all made in front of you. A regular lunchtime haunt.

Thank Willie_195361
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Panem is an unique place. One table and high chairs along the wall don't seem to be very welcoming, but actually it is a great place for people who want to have a snack and hassle free time to read. Diversed selection of warm stuffed breads, smaller and bigger desserts.

Thank Wantula
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This place was incredible. We sampled focaccia and pastries, and they were all excellent. I wish we'd stopped in sooner on our trip! I highly recommend this spot. You won't be disappointed by anything you try!

Thank Sarah D
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

What a little gem. All home made and delicious pasties and savouries of an Italian flavour plus great coffee. When next in the area make sure you stop by.

Thank RMC1970
Newcastle, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Just sorry we didn't discover this little gem the day before we leave Dublin!! A small little home business run by the family. Mum makes all the pastries and panini' herself and they have many different fillings. I had spinach and olive and it was brilliant. Also tried the raspberry and banana slice. The coffee was hot and really good.... More 

Thank Suzanne M
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped in this morning on our way out sightseeing. Small bakery/cafe with outstanding pastries and great cappuccinos/coffee at reasonable prices. Pastries are made in house so they are definitely fresh.

1 Thank Brian C
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast in Panem this morning. A beautiful ham and cheese croissant with cappuccino. The pastry was melt in the mouth and delicious. This very small restaurant is worth a visit if in Dublin. It is open about twenty years and the quality has never varied. Excellence in food and service. Well done Panem.

Thank Billy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
08:15 - 17:00
08:15 - 17:00
08:15 - 17:00
08:15 - 17:00
08:15 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 8728510
a Don't miss in our book,,, GREAT GREAT coffee, pastry, croissant, food...

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