Once upon a time there was an old, worn tram in a field in County Cavan.

a man called Dave spotted it, and fell in love. He needed to figure out who owned it. The deal was made, and now Dave owned the tram.


He had an idea for the tram. He saw a buzzy, busy café, filled with good food, nostalgic 1920s music, sunshine and laughter. He set about finding a builder to restore the tram to its former glory, and a location to showcase its beauty.


When Dave found his builder, he also found a new business partner. John also fell in love with the tram and saw its potential.


Restoration of the tram, and finding a home in historic Wolfe Tone Square in Dublin 1, took almost three years. Dave and John tendered to Dublin City Council for the opportunity to locate the tram in this historic part of the City Centre. Because of the unique sensitivity of the location as a former graveyard, archeologists were employed during the installation of services. The tram itself was completely refurbished off site. It was lifted into position on a Sunday, and opened for business on Monday.


The tram was built in 1902 by brill in Philadelphia. It spent most of its working life in Lisbon, Portugal. It spent some time in a museum in Colwyn Bay, Wales, before being sold and somehow ending up in a field in Mullagh, Co. Cavan.


The tram has now entered a new phase of its working life, as a café. Beautifully restored, softly lit, it is both quirky and nostalgic. We offer delicious food, cooked freshly each morning. The menu changes daily. There are hot and cold dishes, desserts and healthy juices. We aim to provide healthy but tasty food. You can grab a takeaway lunch and coffee, or sit down for your meal inside or outside. We also offer catering services for offices and events.



We hope to see you soon! :)

About Us

Speciality Coffee

We offer speciality grade coffee, roasted locally and expertly brewed by our team of baristas

Breakfast

Start your day off right with our selection of healthy and delicious breakfast options (eat in or take out)

Brunch

On weekends, we brunch. Who doesn't love brunch? Anyone? Thought not

Lunch

Freshly prepared on site, we offer a range of salads, sandwiches, soups and hot dishes.

Our Produce

Catering Service

 Corporate bookings available: Hot food, soups, sandwiches & cakes

Platters made to order

We take reservations

We cater for private parties

 We deliver locally for 5 persons or more

 We customise your menu to suit your needs


Menu

Gallery

THE TRAM CAFE (LIVE) FOR JUNE 2019

JAZZ BRUNCH SUNDAY

EVERY SUNDAY (2.30 until 5.00pm)

Always FREE Admission!

June 2nd : BRAZILICA!

Luisa Moreira (Brazil) Vocals & Jonathan Batista (Brazil) Guitar/Vocals

June 9th : THE HOT PLATE DUO

Declan Murray (Ireland) Guitar/Vocals & Kornel Juhasz (Hungary) Guitar

June 16th : THE JONES WAY

Silvia Segatori (Italy) Vocals & Annalisa Bruschini (Italy) Guitar

June 23rd : JAZZ BARISTAS

Juan Pablo Mejia (Spain) Guitar/Vocals & Mario Lazcano (Mexico) Guitar

June 30th : JUAN PABLO MEJIA DUO

Juan Pablo Mejia (Spain) Guitar/Vocals & Arjun Desai (India) Guitar

The Tram Café is one of Dublin's most unique venues for food, coffee & live music.

Originally built in the US city of Philadelphia in 1902, it started life as a horse drawn Tram, and then spent most of it's working life in the city of Lisbon, in Portugal having been refitted to work as a Electric Tram, working in the city from the 1920's until it was retired out of service in the late 70's.

From there it was moved to a Tram museum in Colwyn Bay, Wales for many years and was finally discovered in a field in Co. Cavan...

The present owners have totally refurbished the Tram back to it's original condition, opening it in April 2016 on Wolfetone Square, with it becoming a home for live Jazz, Soul and Latin music since July 2018.

You can find live music at this intimate venue (holds 50+) every Sunday from 2.30pm until 5pm, with great food, coffee and wine available and it's always FREE admission!

See www.thetramcafe.ie for more details, or call (086) 042 0273 for table bookings.

Jazz Hotline (087) 287 8755


The Tram Café is one of Dublin's most unique venues for food, coffee & live music.

Originally built in the US city of Philadelphia in 1902, it started life as a horse drawn Tram, and then spent most of it's working life in the city of Lisbon, in Portugal having been refitted to work as a Electric Tram, working in the city from the 1920's until it was retired out of service in the late 70's.


From there it was moved to a Tram museum in Colwyn Bay, Wales for many years and was finally discovered in a field in Co. Cavan...

The present owners have totally refurbished the Tram, back to it's original condition, opening it in April 2016 on Wolfetone Square, with it becoming a home for live Jazz, Soul and Latin music from July 2018.


You can find live music at this intimate venue (holds 50+) every Friday from 5.30pm until 8pm, and every Sunday from 2.30pm until 5pm, with great food, coffee and wine available and it's always FREE admission!

See www.thetramcafe.ie for more details, or call (086) 042 0273 for table bookings.


Events

Contact

Opening Hours:

Monday – Wednesday: 08.00am – 6.00pm

Thursday, Friday: 08.00am – 9.00pm

Satuday, Sunday: 10.00am – 6.00pm


Call Us: +353 86 042 0273