Sometimes you just want to sip some really good coffee and look at the local river – that’s The Music Café in the centre of Dublin for you.
This place is really charming and cosy. And when I say cosy, I mean coooosy… only a few tables and not many more chairs, makes you meet your closest fellow jazz lover, really quickly. Thankfully, the crowd in the Music Café is always lovely. It’s the place where likeminded people who equally love jazz, good coffee and good company can relax, spend some quality time together (there is a ban on laptops in the café) and enjoy the latest sounds of jazz in Dublin.
It’s also a very atypical place. Apart from the enormous selection of teas, a very good coffee and delicious avocado toast (OK, boomer) there is music. Unusually for Dublin, the music very often is jazz, something I personally miss a lot and which doesn’t come very often around here. The stage itself is also very eccentric, as you need to literarily climb a ladder to be able to access it. The placement of the audience underneath the stage gives the whole place a very unique vibe.
But my very favourite thing about this place is the view. Music Café faces directly the river Liffey and with its huge windows helps you relax and enjoy Dublin with all the senses.