Stepping into Foam Cafe is like stepping into another world, one full of flower garlands, mirrors and clashing prints over two floors. It's hidden away on Strand Street Great, just a stone's throw from the new Italian Quarter just off the quays. Setting itself apart from the usual coffee shop fare Foam Café has a broad range of things on offer but their flagship dish is the humble omelette. This, they transform with toppings like chorizo, manchego and pear or crayfish and chilli. They also offer a range of pizzas with similarly extravagant toppings. It's a far cry from your usual sandwich offerings and fits in nicely with the alternative surroundings. A great hidden gem to visit.
The Disneyland of the Dublin coffee world, when it comes to a decorative coffee shop it doesn’t get much better then Foam . A cafe's atmosphere can be critical to where you chose to drink your coffee. With a mixture of couches, mini flamingos and bunny ornaments and enough art on the walls to rival a museum, Foam is a giant gallery in a sitting room. One of the funnest coffee shops in the city!
Whether it’s a first date, sealing that big deal or catching up with an old friend, this café deserves your custom. It has quirky art and furniture fixtures spread throughout the cafe which will keep anyone entertained. The staff are friendly and never hurry you from your seat. The menu is perfect for the health conscious but the desserts balance that out!
Foam Cafe- Where else can you be greeted by a hundred flamingos, framed pictures of scantily clad peeps, a flurry of mismatching couches, the best coffee books and to top it all off fringed umbrellas? I ask you, where? This place oozes quirky originality, like a drag queen’s bag just exploded over the walls. This place sure is one great little hangout.
Inside the Funky and Fab Foam Cafe - Located just off Dublin's Italian Quarter, Foam Cafe is like wandering into a wonderful wacky bazaar. A mish-mash of styles and objects carefully and creatively combined to fashion a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Don't even get us started on the cake.
In a world of Starbucks wannabes and chilled sandwiches, Foam is worth the walk around the corner, with its blend of individuality and cosiness. Prices are reasonable, service is friendly and prompt and there is a nice choice of homemade lemonades and juices, as well as an array of healthy teas. I loved Foam Cafe; the food is exceptionally good, and the setting unique. There is a lot to like here, and if you are in this part of town give it a go, you won't be disappointed.
Tasty food, good customer service, mixed matched china and wacky tacky fun kitsch decor, fantastic paintings … which you can love and enjoy but can leave behind until you return again … it’s a thumbs up from me.
Between Liffey Street and the Italian Quarter sits this glorious sequin-covered anomaly. Foam Café serves soup, sandwiches, omelettes and suchlike during the day, tapas in the evening and coffee and cake all the time - but what really matters here is the interior.
The Foam Cafe is everything you want a café to be. It feels like home, but better. Stepping over the threshold, you’re greeted by decor that might be better suited to a performance of Alice in Wonderland than the Italian quarter. You can have your own Mad Hatter’s Tea party, if that takes your fancy, cos the good people at the Foam Café have an extensive cake menu.
Foam really is something very special, every single customer leaves with a tummy full of tasty home made food and massive smile on their face and I’d be willing to bet that nearly every single one is aching to return.
From the glittery exterior signage to the riotous, eclectic clutter inside - think retro hula girl lamps, metallic gnomes, glittery reindeer and even a lit-up christmas tree tucked away in one corner - Foam Cafe is a lovely place to while away a few hours in Dublin.
Walking in the door of Foam Café is a bit like stumbling down the rabbit hole and into the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Its higgledy piggledy décor is designed to boggle the senses – every time I go I find something new hanging from the walls. It’s playful and fun and makes me feel that way too! Foam is as good a spot for a solo munch as it is for meeting the gang.
Foam is quite possibly one of the most original cafés in Dublin. To say that the interior is eclectic would be an understatement. In fact I think it would be fair to say nothing about this place is understated. From the multicolored flamingos and cuckoo clocks adorning the walls to the religious paraphernalia and porcelain woodland creatures on the tables Foam is akin to taking a trip down the rabbit hole.
10 Places in Dublin to get Coffee after 5pm - Full marks for being absolutely crazytown bananapants and having a lovely website. While possible quite loud and overbearing for the hungover mind, overall this place swings just the right side of crazy and just the right side of garish. I love it in ways I never knew I could love a late night coffee place.
At Foam Café, Helpful Gnomes and Hearty Soups - Perhaps it’s the decor: Foam Café’s attention to detail is astounding. Down the stairs, garden gnomes guide you to the bathroom – there are enough to make you feel like Snow White. And even the bathroom holds a surprise. Each cubicle has a different theme, with detailed wallpaper and a clock. One is nautical, another is horological. Though the decoration is a bit much at first, it becomes entertaining. You could go for lunch here every day for a year and still manage to spot new details.
Top 5 Baby Shower Venues Dublin: This is a personal favourite of mine, not quite as luxurious as our previous venues but definitely worth consideration. It’s a little off the beaten track but seriously cool and vibey. The décor is quirky and fun, you feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland, perfect for a tea party. The menu is perfect for the health conscious, I personally recommend the omelettes, soups are hearty and you will not leave hungry. They serve delicious desserts and great coffee. Can’t really ask for more.
10 Things To Do In Dublin: Another place with a crazy interior and an awesome atmosphere is the Foam Cafe & Gallery on Great Strand Street. They do a wide selection of teas and coffees and most importantly, cake. Plus, how cute are those flamingos on the wall?
12 of Dublin’s most Instagrammable restaurants and pubs: Squirrelled away down a (quite dodgy-looking) side street, Foam is a treasure trove of kitsch, pop culture references, and amazing cakes. Eat the cakes, Instagram everything else.
7 Dublin Cafes Where You Can Nurse A Coffee Without Being Moved Along: We're never sure where we stand on the décor in this quirky northside café – is it totally deranged, or just out-there enough? – but it's deceptively massive, and there are loads of nooks and crannies to hide yourself away in just long enough to finish those last few chapters.
I mean sofas everywhere standing on gorgeous rugs and littered with an eclectic mix of cushions - one could easily drift off to sleep, listening to the brilliant choice of music whilst reclining in soft cushions. No, I'm not exaggerating. Its the most comfortable café I've ever been. They have a wonderful selection of mouth-watering cakes and delicious lunches (salads, pizzas and tapas etc.).....crazy but fabulous !!
Since January 2013 proprietor Thomas Butler has overseen this delightful northside eatery, which is just a street back from the Liffey on the edge of Little Italy....found the restaurant pleasantly lively - the perfect setting to end an afternoon of shopping or sightseeing or start a night on the town.
Think Alice in Wonderland meets granny’s snug sitting room to digest the décor at Foam Café. For those of you with a sweet tooth, their cake menu is sure to tickle your fancy too....The menu doesn’t just end at cake and tea because pizzas, tapas and soups are also on offer here too. Why not go all out?