The landmark Bewley's Grafton Street has re-opened its doors in Dublin city.
However it has reduced its capacity significantly due to the coronavirus crisis.
Only 40 seats are available in the famous café, but it is hoped to increase that to 200 in the coming weeks.
Before the pandemic, it would have been able to seat up to 400 people.
It closed temporarily in March, but two months later owners told staff that the café would close permanently due to issues with paying rent.
But an agreement was since reached with the landlord to allow the landmark to re-open.
This man said he was delighted to be able to pay a visit again.
"Oh it's wonderful, absolutely wonderful to be back in Bewley's after so long.
"Wow - it's just great to see it back, and that we're trying to keep our culture and keep our traditions".
Another man said: "Our parents used to always bring [us] - a treat in town was into Bewley's for a bun, so I'm just delighted that it's re-opened.
"And I made sure that the first day it was open I got back in for one".
Owner of Bewley’s Grafton Street, Paddy Campbell, said: "Like many of you, lockdown gave me a lot of time to think and reflect on what’s precious in this life.
"I'm 78 years old, born and bred in inner-city Dublin.
"I've lived through many recessions and recoveries and seen Ireland grow and change, for the good and for the not-so-good.
"And what emerged from my turmoil was the determination that this recovery from COVID should be culture and values led.
"I'm so proud of the contribution that our beloved Bewley’s Café has made to the life of our city and country - as a gathering place, a crucible for the arts, a second home. As an icon and a beacon.
"We've lost so much that was unique and authentic to our community and we are all poorer for it.
"This time, the economic story cannot be the sole focus as we rebuild ourselves.
"And so, we will pay the heavy price… to live our values, preserve our heritage, and keep this beautiful café open in the beating heart of Dublin."
The team working there are all familiar faces from before the closure, who have been re-hired.
Bewley's Grafton Street will initially open with table service and offer a limited menu.
Main image: Pictured are customers and pedestrians at Bewley’s Grafton Street, as the historic Dublin café re-opened for business. Picture by: Leah Farrell / RollingNews.ie