welcome to the silk road cafe

The Silk Road Café is currently open for takeout of tea, coffee, selection of cakes and wraps Monday - Friday 10am-4pm.

Please be aware, that restaurants and cafes are yet not allowed to be open for indoor dining.

Any pigsback/dining room vouchers will eventually be extended, but as we do not know when we are allowed to reopen indoors, we cannot let people know when their voucher will be extended from nor to. 

To order your VEGAN afternoon tea with a twist for collection on Saturday the 8th of May - please click HERE

VEGAN afternoon tea with a twist

Once a month we do Vegan afternoon tea for collection from Silk Road Takeout in Kimmage. Below you will find the menu for Saturday the 8th of May 2021's box.

We have created the ultimate vegan treat  - a box filled with homemade vegan sweet and savory items - all ready to enjoy with a cup of tea.

What's in the box:

Savory items:

  • Filo pastry quiche with sun dried tomatoes and artichoke
  • Moroccan tagine with couscous
  • Kibbeh with potato, pinenuts and onion
  • Manakeesh Bilzatar (Homemade Bread Topped with Za’atar, Olive Oil, Tomatoes and Fresh Mint.)
  • Stuffed vine leaves
  • Mini falafel sandwich 
  • Caramelized onion hummus
  • Orange hummus
  • Flatbread

Sweet items:

  • Palestinian donuts
  • Coconut & lime cake
  • Spinach cake with blueberry topping
  • Mango cake
  • Fresh fruit salad served with a soya yoghurt & lime dressing
  • Konafa (vermicelli dough with nuts - soaked in a homemade syrup)

Price per person is €30.

Please note!

Only available for collection Saturday 8th of May between 1pm-2pm from Silk Road Takeout, Unit 12, KCR Industrial Estate, Kimmage, Dublin 12.

We are not in a position to offer this box gluten nor nut free.

Our Delivery or collection of food from our place in Kimmage is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12.00-20.00

If you want delivery of food, please order via Just Eat or Deliveroo.

Click & collect is available by clicking below link. 

The Silk Road Cafe is located in the heart of Dublin, in the Chester Beatty which is situated in the grounds of Dublin Castle. The café occupies the light and airy space of the Atrium, of two rooms in the old part of what used to be an eighteen-century Clock Tower building and we have tables and chairs outside next to the building overlooking the Dublin Castle garden.  In the front room you will find the counter where staff will explain and serve all the homemade food, cake and beverages from. The café is a popular meeting place for artists, students, tourists and lovers of good, healthy & fresh food.

Our food

what we do



The Silk Road Cafés food is based on the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine and reflects some of the countries represented in the museum. Middle Eastern, North African, Mediterranean, vegetarian and celiac friendly dishes are created by our chefs. The focus in each dish is home cooking using only the freshest ingredients. You will find a selection of dishes that change daily all serve with rice and vegetables or with two of our vegetarian salads. We also do soups, chicken kebab and freshly made falafels each day. 


All our cakes, biscuits and breads are homemade and you will find mixed berry scones, plum & ginger cake, fruit tarts, fig cake, konafa and much more.