welcome to the silk road cafe

The Silk Road Café is Open

As we have a limited amount of tables outside, we do not take bookings!

Pigsback/Dining room/Living social lunch vouchers will be valid to used from August till 14th of November 2021 by booking via their website.

 Afternoon tea vouchers will be available to use (booking as stated on the voucher) from 19th of August till 6th of November (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only). 

To order your PALESTINIANVEGAN afternoon tea with a twist for collection on Saturday the 19th of June - please click HERE

Palestinian VEGAN afternoon tea 

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 19th of June 2021's box.

Due to what has been happening in Gaza - we have decided to make it a Palestinian Vegan afternoon tea. Not only that - 50% of all sales (of the Palestinian vegan afternoon tea boxes) will be donated to @trocaire Gaza fund.

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

What's in the box:

Savory items:

  • Jaffa Shakshuka
  • Gaza Seitan M'sakhan
  • Rafah potato triangles
  • Maftoul tabbuleh salad
  • Mahshi stuffed with frekkeh
  • Hebron Kabsa (Al Kalil) (rice, chickpeas, seitan, onion, garlic and cinnamon)
  • Zaytoun hummus (olive)
  • Baba ghanoush
  • Flatbread

Sweet items:

  • Qamar addeen muhalibiya (apricot muhalibiya)
  • Jerusalem sesame cookies
  • Beit Sourik plum cake
  • Basbousa (semolina cake)
  • Mamoul Tamer (with dates)
  • Nablus pistachio and rose cheesecake

Price per person is €30.

Please note!

Only available for collection Saturday 19th of June 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 closed. We are relocating to the Silk Road Cafe, Chester Beatty, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 from where we will do takeout in a few weeks.

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.