Nothing much here, just a list of the most aesthetically pleasing eating spots in Dublin, ideal for a ‘gram or snap story. Is this the most shallow (#millennials) piece of writing committed to print? Probably, but by all means, read on.
Foam is a bright, unique and cosy café located on Strand St in Dublin’s city centre. The décor is incredible – think your granny’s sitting room meets a Tim Burton movie! It is well worth popping in for a cup of coffee or treat, even if just to witness these insane interiors in person.
Relatively new on the scene, Zozimus is amazing for a decadent weekend brunch or evening of cocktails. While its price range may be out of the average student budget, the standard of service and art deco interiors of the Anne’s St bar would rival any Manhattan hotspot, perfect for the occasional treat!
This Augier St. joint does some of the best latte art around, and has gone from strength to strength since its opening over a year ago. With a tasty brunch menu (think avo toast, waffles and quality banana bread) and incredibly friendly service, Network deserves a visit.
Arctic Stone specialises in hand-rolled, flash frozen ice-cream that anyone who has visited South East Asia has featured on their snap story. A new food start-up run by brothers Tom and Caolán Cullen, Arctic Stone has a permanent premises in the Blackrock market and you may also spot them at various markets and festivals across the country.
If you’re looking for a photogenic meal in the Dublin region, be sure to check out Eathos on Baggot St. Eathos are known for their salad bar and pastries – a great spot for lunch or just a coffee and chat. Their açaí bowl may be a hefty €9.50, but the accompanying social media exposure will surely be priceless.
The Fumbally has a shabby chic, Happy Pear-esque vibe, with amazing food and coffee to match. Located on Fumbally Lane, Merchant’s Quay, this café may prove a little far out for many students living close to UCD, but you will definitely not regret paying them a visit! The Fumbally’s all-day breakfast menu is very reasonable and well-within a student budget. Lunch provides some great options too- from salad plates and falafel wraps to a pulled porchetta ciabatta, there is something to suit every palate.
Eatyard is one of Dublin’s best outdoor food markets, boasting an amazing array of vendors including; Just Wing It, Box Burger, Veginity, Kerala Kitchen (you may know these guys the UCD village markets), Pasta Box and Bubble Waffle. Located beside the Bernard Shaw, the market is open Thursday to Sunday from 12pm. Eatyard, in conjunction with the Bernard Shaw will play host to the Brewtonic Beer Festival from September 29 to October 1, which promises good music and independent brews.
Ciara Landy – Food & Lifestyle Editor