IFI Cafe Bar

4.5
24 Reviews
€30 and under
International
An oasis in the heart of Temple Bar, the IFI Café Bar is a haven for film foodies from far and wide. With a host of high quality yet affordable options from our lunch and dinner menus, along with IFI patrons soaking up the atmosphere with a coffee, tea or dessert from our extensive range, this is truly a place where people can relax and enjoy great food and drinks. There’s also a substantial selection of craft beers to suit even the most discerning of tastes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 24 people are saying
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4.3
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BrianB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and service.
This is one of my favourite cafes in Dublin

CB
CelineB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal before our movie, the staff was so helpful and cheerful! Food was delicious, would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We ordered food off the menu and paid for it they would not serve us drinks until we finished eating our food which completely sub par the manager was extremely rude

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Aliced
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The IFI felt like a quiet gem on what was a busy Saturday night in town. We had a lovely meal and drinks and the atmosphere was really nice with loads of distance between tables and great Jazz. Definitely would recommend for any Christmas catch ups!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A few starters to share and a pint - perfect pre film nibbles :)

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Aish
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and a lovely atmosphere. The service was excellent also.

LH
LyndaH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening with our group of 4. The waiter couldn’t have been any nicer and really made the evening. We will definitely be back

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HughD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time visiting the IFI Cafe Bar, and was pleasantly surprised by it. Staff were friendly, the food good, and great value.

I'd happily go there again.

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KevinOB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very relaxing efficient and friendly service. Would recommend a visit at anytime of the day.

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Hobbesdawn
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, delicious food. Would recommend!

TO
TerryO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine here before or after a movie

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Reena
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, the chef was very accommodating and the service was excellent

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Matbook
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was excellent, delicious food but one or two dishes needed to be reheated.

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PeterF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place to eat when going to a move. We had a beef and chicken burger. Tasty

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AislingS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

While I realise the difficulties operating within Cvoid-19 restrictions, it would be great to some of the former IFI atmosphere in the café/bar. Small things like candles on the mantelpiece, having the fire on in the autumn/winter and having music on would really help. It just feels pretty sad at the moment, to be honest.

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Lovemygrub
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Simple menu, fairly well executed. Calamari good. Same tomato sauce turns up in a lot of dishes. Service inexperienced but very pleasant. Limited range of drinks. Wine very expensive for quality. Very reasonably priced. Grand for bite and a drink before the cinema

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly, efficient staff in an interesting building.

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NiallB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Hard to judge in these times but booking was easy, reception was good and service was very good. Food was fine.

MM
MaeveM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food was delicious, generous portions and well priced. We enjoyed it all very much.

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AnneC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal and good menu. Great value for meal plus cinema deal 19 Euro

AC
AnthonyC
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food at good value prices. Lively atmosphere and perfect way to end the evening was to see a film straight after dinner!

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Noreeng
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very handy when visiting the IFI cinema. Nice atmosphere, staff friendly and efficient. I had fish and chips which were very tasty and nicely cooked, the peas were a bit cold, but I didn't mind as i also ordered the rocket and pear salad as a side. That was a bit disappointing as too much rocket and not enough pear.
My son went for a burger with cheese and there was no complaints there. The cheesecake and the coconut square were fresh and tasty. The price was approx €44 which was about average. I would definitely return and recommend IFI Café.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer, fantastic food, wonderful service, and artistic energy! Thank you!

TO
TerenceO
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice food, great service and right next door to the movie we were seeing. What more do you want!?

FAQs

IFI Cafe Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.