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Cafés and Shops


There are two newsagents on the ground floor of the Clinical Services Building. One is beside the main entrance (opposite the restaurant) and the other is a little inside the building beside the Costa Coffee. Both newsagents sell a range of toiletries, daily papers, cards, magazines, books, confectionery, drinks and fruit.

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

Coffee Shops

Coffee Cuisine is located beside the main ground floor reception desk and serving take away pastries, paninis, sandwiches, wraps, soup, tea, coffee, 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

We strongly urge all visitors – in the interest of patient and food safety – not to bring in food to patients as it may pose a risk to their health and treatment plans. The Catering Department will endeavour to tailor the food they provide to meet the patient’s needs and patients are encouraged to discuss any dietary requirements with a dietician, catering officer, catering supervisor or senior nurse.

Additional services

  • Vending machines are located throughout the hospital offering a wide selection of confectionery,  hot and cold drinks.
  • There is a trolley service provided to the wards every day selling a variety of items including newspapers, drinks and confectionery.
  • Patients can use the postbox outside the main entrance of the hospital for outgoing mail. Incoming mail should be clearly addressed to:

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

  • The chaplaincy and pastoral care service includes a multi-denominational team of chaplains providing spiritual and emotional support as an integral part of total patient care. See times of religious services.