Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street has finally re-opened its doors to Dubliners and visitors to the capital.
The iconic cafe, built in 1927, shut its doors in February 2015 for an initial six month refurbishment, which ended up becoming a much bigger 33 month-long project.
The revamped cafe can now welcome up to 500 customers at a time, and even boasts a new chocolate factory and bakery.
The upstairs theatre has been entirely rebuilt and a side entrance at Johnson's Court is being reopened.
"We started off thinking we'd just do a very superficial job on the ground floor only and then we realised we've got to tackle the infrastructure in the building" explains Paddy Campbell, Director of Bewley's.
"The deeper we got into it, the more we realised this has to be, what we call, a full monty".
The stained glass windows designed by Harry Clarke are being restored and a number of open fires are being brought back into use.
The cafe us opening in two stages, with the famous cafe theatre due to welcome guests in March.
"We're only opening the ground floor in the moment ... after Christmas, we'll open the first floor and that's going to be equally magnificent", says Paddy.
The investment is set to position the city centre café as a tourist hot spot similar to the likes of The Guinness Storehouse.