Where’s good for brunch in Dublin you ask? Well, it’s safe to say that the city has accepted the ongoing ‘brunch craze’ with open arms and a new brunch spot seems to be popping up on every corner. We’ve sampled the city’s best brunch spots and would like to recommend our top five brunch destinations in Dublin.
Two Boys Brew
375 North Circular Road, Dublin 7
Described as a ‘neighbourhood café’ in the buzzing town of Phibsborough, Two Boys Brew has quickly become one of Dublin’s most popular spots for weekend brunch. Ingredients are sourced from local Irish producers and their coffee is highly commended.
Brunch is served all day on weekends at Two Boys Brew and menu highlights include the Blueberry & Rhubarb Ricotta Hotcake and Creole Chicken Burger. There’s plenty of options for veggies and vegans and there’s an allergens menu available.
They don’t take bookings at Two Boys Brew and the cafe is slightly small so you may have to wait for a table – but it’s worth it! Having a celebration? Order a bottle of Belstar DOC prosecco for €36.
With the recent government update Two Boys Brew will have very limited table service available, these will be on a first come first served basis. Click & Collect and takeaway orders are now available at the following times: 8.30am – 3pm Weds – Fri and 9.30am – 3.30pm Sat & Sun.
73-83 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2
Serving ‘The Brunch of Champions’ every weekend and bank holiday Monday, San Lorenzo’s is a household name when it comes to brunch in Dublin. The Brunch of Champions is loud, busy, and lots of fun. The resident DJ plays chart toppers as you sip on mimosas and enjoy their most famous dish: coco pops French toast.
You can book a table for up to 17 guests at San Lorenzo and they do sittings of 1 hour and 15 minutes per table. There are vegetarian options on their brunch menu but not a lot for vegans.
San Lorenzo’s is temporarily closed due to government guidelines. Keep an eye on their website for updates.
153 Capel Street, Dublin 1
Ideally located in the centre of Dublin just a five-minute walk from Temple Bar, Brother Hubbard’s brunch dishes have a middle eastern flare. The restaurant provides diners with top range coffee, creative dishes and a warm welcome.
Families are welcomed and the restaurant has an outdoor courtyard that is dedicated to non-smokers. Most dishes on the menu cost no more than €12.95 and options include Turkish eggs and a vegan mezze board. You can customise them by adding extras such as black pudding, pan-fried chorizo and grilled halloumi.
Bow Lane Grill
17 Aungier St, Dublin 2
Bow Lane Grill is a steakhouse with strong New York vibes. The restaurant is packed each and every weekend when diners show up for brunch from 10.30am. Highlights from their brunch menu include huevos rancheros and crab and king prawn hash.
No brunch is complete without a cocktail and Bow Lane’s cocktail menu does not disappoint! Keep it traditional with a mimosa or push the boat out and sample their watermelon Bellini. Booking is most definitely advised for brunch at Bow Lane Grill and you can do so through their website.
Meet Me in the Morning
50 Pleasants St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 8
Meet Me in the Morning was crowned ‘The Best Brunch in Dublin’ last year by Food and Wine Ireland. The café was opened three years ago by a pair of friends and has been a hit with foodies ever since! It has a minimalist, neighbourhood feel to it and their menu specialises in fresh, seasonal, Dublin-sourced food. Almost all ingredients have their sources printed on the menu.
Most brunch menus consist of avocado and eggs – and that’s okay but Meet Me in the Morning offer a twist on the usual stuff. Try their rice bowl if you’re looking for something different. The Café operates a walk-in only service so be prepared to wait for a table.
Due to government guidelines Meet me in the Morning currently only offer take away service.
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