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Cafés and Shops


Located on the ground floor of the Clinical Services Building, St. Vincent’s University Hospital offers two convenient newsagents for your needs:

  • Main Entrance Newsagent: Located opposite the restaurant at the main entrance.
  • Costa Coffee Newsagent: Situated inside the building near Costa Coffee.

Both newsagents provide a variety of essentials and comforts including toiletries, daily newspapers, cards, magazines, books, confectionery, drinks and fresh fruit.

Open: Mon to Fri:  07:30 – 20:00 and Sat/Sun: 08.00 – 20.00

Coffee Shops

Coffee Cuisine is conveniently located beside the main ground floor reception desk and serves take away pastries, paninis, sandwiches, wraps, soup, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Open: Mon to Sun: 08.00 – 12.30 and 13.45 – 17.30,  Sat/Sun: 09.00 – 18.00

Costa Coffee is located further inside the building and offers take away ready-made sandwiches, wraps, pastries, soft drinks, tea and coffee.

Open: Mon to Fri: 07.00 – 19.30, Sat: 09.00 – 19.30, Sun: 09.30 – 19.30

Guidance for patients and relatives bringing food into hospital

For the safety and well-being of our patients, we strongly request that visitors refrain from bringing outside food into the hospital. External food items can pose risks to patient health and disrupt treatment plans. Our Catering Department strives to customise meals to meet each patient’s specific dietary needs. Patients are encouraged to communicate any dietary requirements directly with a dietitian, catering officer, catering supervisor or senior nurse.

Additional services

St. Vincent’s University Hospital offers several additional services for your convenience:

  • Vending machines: Located throughout the hospital, vending machines provide a variety of confectionery, hot and cold drinks.
  • Trolley service: A daily trolley service visits the wards, offering a range of items such as newspapers, drinks and confectionery.
  • Postbox: Patients can use the postbox located outside the main entrance of the hospital for outgoing mail. For incoming mail, please ensure it is clearly addressed to:

Patient’s full name
Name of ward
St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4
DO4 T6F4

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Service

At St. Vincent’s University Hospital, our Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Service comprises a multi-denominational team of chaplains dedicated to providing spiritual and emotional support as an integral part of comprehensive patient care. See times of religious services.