25 November, 2004
The coffee's undrinkable, the buns are inedible, but it should be saved. Bewley's Cafes appear to be reaching the end of the road.
The State should acquire the Grafton Street and Westmorland Street Cafes, and franchise out the cafes. They add to the social, economic and cultural life of Dublin. The National Trust acquired the Crown Bar in Belfast.
Twenty years ago the coffee was drinkable and the milk came from the Jersey cows on the Bewley Family farm.