Saturday, May 15, 2004
‘God, isn’t it terrible they might be closing Bewleys down?’
It’s become a standard conversational gambit in Dublin to say the following:’God, isn’t it terrible they might be closing Bewleys down?’
Which is most often met with, ‘Yes, but the food and drink aren’t the best, and they haven’t kept up with all the other new cafes’.
I was in Bewleys in Grafton St yesterday, and it was a very pleasant experience. The cappucino was no worse than many I’ve had in town, and a lot better than some, and the atmosphere was as good as I remembered. The warm red space is great, and there were people lingering over their coffees and reading books – just like the old days.
So much better than most splash and dash places. If you don’t like it Bewleys, then you shouldn’t lament its passing. If you’ll be sorry to see it go, then maybe you should vote with your wallet, and actually start using the place again. It might surprise you.