|A very happy Two Fifty Square customer|
UPDATED: 10 November 2014
Williams Park, Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
Two Fifty Square is the latest addition to Dublin 6. Neighbouring my gym (the very accessible Swan Leisure Centre) and favourite bar, Blackbird, this coffee shop couldn't have picked a handier location for me anyway. They roast their own coffee beans out back and one of the lads sat down with us as we pored over their coffee menu to explain the very specfic Aeropress and V60 serving options. While my pal went for the more adventurous Aeropress option, I went for the very safe yet very tasty flat white.
Other than coffees, they have a selection of Wall and Keogh teas, hot chocolate and an incredible new brunch menu. With a new chef in the kitchen, their menu includes a baked potato with chilli con carne, baked eggs with chorizo and chicken and two pea sandwich with basil aioli amongst many other mouth-watering things. I plan to elope with the potato and chilli. Sorry men of the world. I am taken.
What has it got?
Seating: All of the tables have moveable chairs but not all of them have arm rests.
Doors: The doors are wide and easy to open.
Ground: It appears to be a non-slip lino surface so even if it's wet outside, you'll be grand inside.
Stairs: It's all flat inside. There is a slight raise at the front door - about an inch and a half - but I got in and out independently.
Bathrooms: They have a big wheelchair bathroom which should fit all types of chairs and they have all the correct bars in place. There is no mirror in the wheelchair bathroom but take it from me, you look lovely today.
Spaciousness: There is room to move between all of the tables even if it's busy.
Helpfulness of Staff: The staff are very sound and will give you an education on the coffee bean as well as a helping hand.
Parking: There is plenty of on street parking around Williams Park but there are two wheelchair parking spots outside.
Why did it lose points? It didn't! Hurrah! Two Fifty Square is brand spanking new and because they totally renovated the place, it ticks off all the boxes for accessibility. It's very spacious and bright and it has a very laid back atmosphere. When I told them that they did well RE: access, they were delighted as it is something that they kept very much in mind as they were doing up the place. They have a great pride in Two Fifty and rightly so.