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Breakfast, Full Irish

Matt the Rashers

This venerable institution in Sundrive has almost legendary status and quite the fan base. According to its Facebook page, it has over 3500 followers, and I couldn’t find a negative comment on its review page. Sundrive is not a pretty place. Dominated by SuperValu … … it’s a hodge podge […]

Brunch, Contemporary, Independent

Mayfield

Although Mayfield seems to have been an institution in Terenure for ever, it opened only in 2010 in a former butcher’s shop. Now the main part of it occupies a former abattoir. A promotion of sorts, I suppose. From being a prime location for banks, estate agents and hairdressers before […]

Breakfast, Contemporary

The Art of Coffee

It’s been a while. Sorry. The day job gets busy in May and June and restricts the time I have available to write things. This breakfast experience also happened a few weeks ago. I updated WordPress on my site as I was about to write this and the whole site […]

Breakfast, Contemporary

Urbun, Cabinteely

As middle of the night whims go, this was one of my better ones. I woke at 3.30am, mind flooding with all sorts of interesting thoughts. As I tossed and turned and tried to make sense of things, two items floated to the forefront of my mind: firstly, a work-related […]

American, Breakfast, Contemporary, Fast food

DS&EMcM

Don’t judge me till you’ve tried it. McDonald’s Double Sausage and Egg McMuffin is a wondrous creation. Junk food at its absolute best. For this episode I was joined by the OH, Christine, and the younger lad, Edward. For the younger lad and me, journeying to a McDonalds for a […]

Breakfast, Contemporary, Independent

Foam

Close to home this time. My home that is. Foam is on Terenure Place, just next to Terenure crossroads. It’s been open for, what, maybe a year and a half now and seems to have become a very popular breakfast/brunch spot mainly, but not exclusively, for families with young kids. […]

Breakfast, Full Irish

Brendan’s Café

Brendan’s Café is one of those places that appears on ‘must visit before they disappear’ lists. It’s a ‘hidden gem’, an ‘institution’, a bit of ‘hidden Dublin’. I would wager a fair amount that it’s not one of the most visited ‘must visit’ places however. At least by the people […]