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The strong coffee on offer here is accompanied by nifty dance music, which never gets too frenetic. Open until 4a, Java's facilitates the late night clubbers from Central Park, the GPO and other nightclubs. This is the ideal place for wide-awake night owls who want to prolong their evening. Local novelist Julian Gough wrote his first book on Java's first floor, overlooking Abbeygate Street below. Service can be arbitrary and fellow diners overly chatty, but this cafe retains a certain comfortable atmosphere.
The brainchild of restaurateur couple, JP McMahon and Drigín Gaffey, Cava Bodega is an acclaimed eatery and bar in the heart of the city. It is one of the best places in town for Spanish tapas and wine. Their communal space has a rustic look to it that is welcoming and pleasing to the eye. The menu inspired by the Iberian cuisine features ingredients from local and artisan producers. Covering the length and breadth of Spain, their extensive fare highlights more than 50 tapas dishes. You can also request for dishes that are not on the menu if you come across some unusual ones while on your trip abroad. Not to be left behind is their equally noteworthy dessert menu. Their wine list is categorized as per the nature of the wine. All of these are imported from Spain. An experience worth tasting, Cava Bodega, is sure to pamper you, spoil you and make you feel special with its exotic meals, leaving you craving for more.
Celebrating the regional produce of the west of Ireland, especially Galway, Aniar Restaurant and Boutique Cookery School brings a fabulous gastronomic experience to diners. Everything on their menu is terroir based, which means all the ingredients are sourced from the local landscape - from farms, the coastline and wilderness areas. Their menu changes daily as it depends upon the availability of the ingredient. The cuisine is contemporary Irish fare and the result is sublime plates that are full of surprises. This acclaimed restaurant attached to a culinary school also serves artisan Irish wines and has more than 80 labels in their list. Reservations are highly recommended.