After a string of international and Irish coffee championship title wins, Ukranian Ruslan Mocharskyy, a former music teacher, opened a cafe in Grand Canal Dock. It remains the flagship of six ‘The Art of Coffee’ outlets across Dublin.
Each of the cafes have slightly different décor and feel. However, they are all in similar high-footfall areas – serving mainly office workers who value quick service and reliability when it comes to their morning coffee and lunchtime food.
The coffee beans are commissioned from Belfast-based Bailies Coffee, who also roast for serval other Dublin coffee shops. Fellow Ukrainian Olga Kovalchyuk is the designer-in-chief for the group, and Eleanor Walsh (remember Eden or Cafe Bar Deli?) is the Executive Chef.
The Grand Canal Dock branch is located on the ground floor of the 16-story ‘Alto Vetro’ (Italian for ‘Tall Glass’) building. With floor to ceiling windows and outside seating, a pleasant view of the canal is guaranteed. There’s a simple breakfast menu, some lunch options and there are pastries sourced from a host of small-scale bakeries.
Unit 1 Alto Vetro
Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2
Mon to Fri: 7am – 5:30pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 4pm
T: 01 764 5740