Foam Cafe

Foam Cafe
24 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Foam Cafe is perhaps one of Dublin’s quirkiest cafes. Every wall is adorned with something different, be it pink flamingoes, topless photos of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine or portraits of the Virgin Mary. While it may not be to everyone’s taste, it’s a grand spot to whittle away an afternoon.

What has it got?

Seating: Other than the chaise longue under the stairs, all of the tables have moveable chairs.
Doors: The front door can be a little heavy to push open but it swings both ways (heh) so if you’re coming or going, you have enough space.
Ground: It’s a mix of lino and carpet.
Stairs: The entrance is flat and there is extra seating upstairs but everything you need is on the ground level.
Bathrooms: The ladies and gents are downstairs but they have a wheelchair bathroom/babychanging bathroom on the ground level. The wheelchair bathroom hosts the Adam Levine photo which is a major plus but the babychanging table – an actual desk table – takes up a lot of room which makes it quite tough for a wheelchair to fit.
Spaciousness: They have a number of tables that are easy to access but some might be tucked away, making it difficult to get to.
Helpfulness of Staff: The staff were good at clearing the way for my chair but if they made extra space in the wheelchair bathroom – that would be superb.
Parking: There is a wheelchair parking spot across the way from it as well as a few more further down the road and other onstreet parking spot.
Rating: 9/10
Why did it lose points? Foam Cafe lost one point simply because they made a perfectly spacious wheelchair bathroom cluttered with the babychanging table. If they found a way to neaten that up, it would be a perfect 10.

About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

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