The former Coco Sava Cafe, Ground Floor Carman’s Hall, The Liberties, Dublin 8 Dublin 8, Dublin

  • Retail
ID: RC-1750
For Rent, Rented
€35 000

This is an excellent opportunity to rent a fully fitted city centre cafe premise in the HeyDay Student Accommodation Block in the heart of the Liberties in Dublin 8.

The HeyDay Student Accommodation Block adjoins an existing office (OPW) and apartment block and is located between Francis Street and Meath Street in the heart of the Liberties.

The property has been fitted out to a very high standard of fit out to accommodates approx. 207 bedrooms ranging in size from 12.5 to 20 sq.m. during the college year as well as tourists during the summer break.

The HeyDay Block is located on Carmans Hall to the immediate east of Francis Street opposite St. Nicholas of Myra Church. Carmans Hall backs onto Garden Lane and is a link road between Francis Street and Meath Street, 2 of Dubin’s up and coming streets in Dublin 8, Francis Street was traditionally the home of furniture shops and art galleries but has seen some exciting new developments including the arrival of Stay City’s 242 bedroom Tivoli hotel, Hyatt Centric Hotel, Variety Jones Michelin Award winning restaurant, Spittalfields, The Liberty Belle, Jackie’s Bar and 2 Pups Coffee etc.

The property is also located within a short walking distance of Vicar Street, which is one of Irelands premier music venues. It is also located close to NCAD/ the National College of Art and Design as well as Saint Augustines church and Harry Clarkes House.

The property is conveniently located in the heart of a Dublin tourism hotspot and is within a very short distance from some of Dublins most popular and historic visitor attractions. The Guinness Storehouse, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublinia Viking Museum, St. Patricks Cathedral, Viking Splash Tours, Dublin City wall, Dublin Castle and several whiskey distilleries and visitor centres including Pearse Lyons distillery on James Street and a host of popular cafés bars and restaurants.

HeyDay is also located close to the Digital Hub which is a start-up centre for Irelands largest cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies. Some recent Digital Hub companies include Amazon, Stripe,, Havok and Riverdeep etc. This area of Dublin has recently seen some strong regeneration and development in recent years including the Pearse Lyons Distillery and visitor Centre in St. Jamess Church, Iconic Offices refurbishment of the IAWS Building, Digital Hub development of the Grain Store building and Binary Hub student accommodation.

Other developments planned for the area include the development of the Guinness Brewery site into a dynamic urban quarter, the Iveagh Markets by DCC, Grand Canal Harbour site by Marlet, Digital Hub phase 2 and development of 2 sites to the rear of Vicar Street for a boutique hotel. This is a very popular area for IT and design companies given the close proximity to the Digital Hub, Guinness Enterprise Centre and NCAD.

The subject property is located in a very popular tourism District and is within 5 minutes walking distance from Temple Bar and a host of popular cafes, restaurants and bars.


The former Coco Sava Cafe occupies a high profile position on the corner of Carmans Hall and Garden Lane, which is visible from the Francis Street junction. The cafe benefits from full floor to ceiling height glazing on 2 sides and there is also an outside area designated for the cafe which can accommodate outside customer seating.

The cafe has been fitted out to a reasonable high standard to include a fully fitted cafe with a service counter, coffee pass and kitchen with a food prep area. The unit has 3 phase electricity supply and a gas connection plus an invalid toilet and storeroom.

A full inventory of kitchen equipment is available upon request.

The cafe was trading as ‘Coco Sava’ vegetarian cafe until recently and has been fitted out to a very high standard to include full floor to ceiling height windows, fitted kitchen with kitchen air extraction, plaster and painted walls, exposed brickwork, varnished floor and wc.

We understand that the cefe seats approx. 30 customers with potential for an additional 10 seats outside.

This cafe location is very convenient for customers as there is on street parking outside the building and the property is only a short travel distance from St. Stephen’s Green. There is an excellent catchment for food delivery given it’s central city centre location.

A copy of the Lease and full inventory of kitchen equipment, fixtures and fittings is available upon application

3 phase power supply

Service Charge €4,000 p.a. for Building Insurance and waste collection

Commercial Rates €3,000 p.a.

Please note that the BER survey was carried out before the cafe was fitted out

Local travel times/ distances 1.4km (18 minutes) walk from the front gate of Trinity College, Dublin.

2-minute walk to BIMM, just up Francis Street.

10-minute walk to TU Dublin on Kevin Street.

The National College of Art and Design is a 7-minute walk from our front door.

1.2km (14 minute) walk from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Between the two lies Dublin’s premier shopping street, Grafton Street and picturesque St. Stephen’s Green park and gardens.

St Patrick’s Cathedral is only 5-minutes away.

Dublin Castle is a 12-minute walk.

The Guinness Open Gate Brewery is a simple 10-minutes away.


  • Air Conditioning
  • City Centre
  • Good Connectivity
  • Good Schools
  • Gym
  • High Footfall
  • Holiday Home
  • Kitchen
  • Lakeside
  • LUAS
  • Luas Line
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Restaurant planning permission
  • Scenic area
  • Seaside
  • Security System
  • Shopping District
  • Train Station
  • University
  • Watersports


Agent Information

Robert Colleran

Robert Colleran Dublin | Ireland

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