Welcome back to our new blog series on all things #Dublin! We’re dishing out the deets on 5 more of our favourite Dublin Cafes. Keep an eye out on the blog for more faves (restaurants, bars, markets, museums etc.) coming up! We promise to keep it interesting. Sorry for the delay in Part 3…we’ve been busy trying new cafes 😉
Keep reading for this week’s 5 Dublin Cafes that rock our socks!
We’ve been frequenting here since our student days…no, we won’t be telling you how long ago that was! Simon’s Place is a Dublin staple that has been around since way before our time. As far as Dublin Cafes go, Simon’s Place is a stalwart where many others have been a flash in the pan. It’s hard to keep things going, given fluctuating economies etc. but longevity really stands to this place. Their laid back, no frills, wholesome (and affordable) approach to casual eating keeps us coming back. Top tip: their cinnamon buns are the business!
19-20 Wicklow St., Dublin 2
Staying in the city centre we hit upon another stalwart of the Irish foodie scene. Cornucopia is exactly as old as Right Track Sara (we’ll let you do the math) and their superb vegetarian food is a must try for veggies and carnivores alike. Between the cafe, catering, cook books and talks, this Dublin Cafe (arguably so much more) has created a mini empire of wholesome goodness over the past 30 years (whoops, let it slip). The decor is super funky retro Parisian Cafe style but ultra cosy too. Top tip: their full veggie breakfast works will set you up for a day of City sightseeing.
This one became a favourite during the lead up to the arrival of littlest Right Tracker, Emily. Their Pearse St. location (they have 4 in total!) was right around the corner from the Maternity Hospital (in and out a lot in the final weeks!). To keep us going through that expectant time we’d spend many an hour indulging in their delicious, healthy wholefood buffet. This place offers excellent bang for your buck, the likes of which can be a challenge to find in our Fair City. Top tip: have to say their Hummer Sambo (hummus & yummy veggies) is a zinger! Also very partial to the Avocado Do You Good. Gotta love a creative sammich name 🙂
Gourmet food market meets wine bar meets cafe & more. And now with a brand new venue on the Southside! This Dublin Cafe would be impossible to leave out. Of it’s many virtues, we’re just going to focus on the Cafe element here. Located in the ground floor food hall, next time your browsing for a mature stilton, take a load off, grab a coffee and perch yourself on a barstool and watch the world go by in this great city centre location. We highly recommend a piece of cake from their stunning selection.
Also loving what they’ve done with the old tea rooms in the People’s Park Dun Laoghaire. We attended a small gathering on the rooftop terrace last Summer and thought it was a fantastic venue with incredible views of Dun Laoghaire Bay.
Oh, a crepe can be so much more than lemon & sugar or a smear of nutella! That’s what Lemon introduced onto the Dublin Cafe scene in 1999. This place has the most wonderful, at times unusual, but always tasty crepe combos. You gotta bring your appetite to this place though. The savoury crepes are a force to be reckoned with and are stuffed full of yummy ingredients. They also have sambos and great coffee but really the speciality is their power crepes. Top tip: you’ll be full for the day if you indulge in a Power Plus or Veg Power Plus crepe. Do it, you know you want to!
Well, there’s 5 more Dublin Cafes for ya. Have something to add? Tell us about your favourite cafes in Dublin!