The 34 Best Places to Indulge

The 34 Best Places to Indulge

Over the past few years, brunch has gone from a niche food trend to a weekly ritual, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! A combination of all the best things in life (sweet delights, savoury treats and, if you’re feeling it, cocktails!) brunch is the perfect laid-back weekend activity and a hen party must. Brunch in Dublin offers up a wealth of options, so to help you choose which one is for you, we’ve rounded up 34 of our favourite, and dare we say, the best brunch spots in Dublin, splitting them up into four handy categories – indulgent brunch places, healthy brunch places, all-rounders and weekday brunch places. Just don’t forget to book ahead – these spots are in high demand!

Best All-Rounder Brunch Spots in Dublin

1. Queen of Tarts

Right in the heart of the city centre lays the shabby chic Queen of Tarts. The delightful brunch on Saturdays and Sundays offers breakfast classics like the Omelette of the Day or French Toast made with their own brioche bread, to delicious sandwiches like the smoked paprika marinated chicken breast, served with rainbow coleslaw on toasted focaccia bread. But, as the name suggests, the big draw is the assortment of divine tarts and pastries that are a must for any visitor.

Saturdays and Sundays | | Temple Bar

2. The Alex

The Secret Garden at the Alex Hotel is a beautiful outdoor terrace that’s superb for weekend brunch, served from 12-3pm. With a gorgeous floral-inspired design, this spot is a hidden gem in the heart of the city, with a retractable roof to enjoy sky views and heaters for chillier days. The delectable menu has both healthy and indulgent options on offer, including Protein Pancakes with strawberries and peanut butter, a delicious Roasted Cauliflower Vegan Salad, or how about a Buttered Poached Lobster Roll or Nduja Turkish Eggs? Whatever you choose we recommend pairing it with a Bloody Mary from the cocktail list, and finishing with the cookie baked in a skillet for dessert!

Saturday and Sundays | | Fenian St., Dublin 2

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3. Noshington

A contemporary spot with two branches in Dublin, Noshington offers a comforting brunch menu that includes elaborate oatmeal bowls, sugar-free granola, nutty rice bowls, pulled pork tacos, and elaborate dishes like Spicy Miso Mushrooms with Udon Noodles and Chilli Cheese Sloppy Joes.

Saturdays and Sundays | | South Circular Road & inside Harold’s Cross Park

4. Blas Café

A short menu is always a sign of a terrific brunch spot, and the offering at Blas is delightfully succinct: waffles, three egg dishes, and two wild cards – a Fennel and Citrus Sausage Bap and a 18-hour Braised Irish Brisket Toastie with Mature White Cheddar, Emmental and Provolone Cheese.

Saturdays | | King’s Inn Street

5. L’Gueuleton

The uniquely diverse brunch menu at L’Gueuleton has everything from homemade burgers and fried potato hashes to elegant dinner dishes like Pan-Fried Stonebass with Shiitake & Comté Omelette. For something sweet, there’s French-inspired Vanilla Crepes and Spiced Cinnamon Creme Caramel.

Saturdays and Sundays | | Fade Street

Balfes Best Brunch in Dublin
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6. Balfes

Few cuisines are ignored on the brunch menu at Balfes in Dublin city centre – whether you’re after a weekend treat (Beer-Battered Haddock & Chips, Poached Eggs with Homemade Waffle & Crispy Pancetta), a healthy alternative (Superfood Salad) or something extra special (Roaring Water Bay Organic Moules, Prosciutto Eggs Benedict & Parmesan), you’ll find it here.

Saturdays and Sundays | | Balfe Street

7. Cleaver East

Offering bottomless mimosas or bellinis, contemporary New York-style eatery Cleaver East is the perfect spot for a boozy brunch. Dishes include lighter options (Confit Chicken Spring Rolls), inventive spins on brunch favourites (Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings, Crispy Buttermilk Chicken & Sweet Belgian Waffle), elaborate burgers and delectable sweet treats if you have space left (Lemon & Vanilla New-York Style Cheesecake).

Saturdays and Sundays | | Temple Bar

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Best Spots for an Indulgent Brunch in Dublin

8. Angelina’s

Boasting multiple Avocado Toast choices, the brunch menu at chic Dublin city centre spot Angelina’s is nothing if not extravagant. Your eggs come with maple pork belly, there’s even a brunch-style pizza and a cocktail on the side is always encouraged!

Saturdays and Sundays | | Percy Place

9. Bow Lane

Bow Lane has something to suit all tastes and whims, offering typical brunch dishes as well as a more exotic options (Dhal Curry) and dinnertime favourites (Spicy Chicken Wings) for extra-hungry brunchers! There’s also an in-house DJ spinning tunes, but crucially, not so loud that you can’t chat with your pals!

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays | | Aungier Street

10. The Pepper Pot

Fans of all things cute and quaint (and covered in confectioner’s sugar!) will love this pretty tea room in Powerscourt Centre, which specialises in sweet and savoury classics like Creamy Scrambled Eggs and Homemade Granola. Plus, we’re slightly obsessed with the Pear & Bacon Sandwich and the Warm Salad with Pan-Fried Goat’s Cheese and Gubeen Chorizo. Don’t miss the Victoria Sponge – Mary Berry would approve!

Saturdays and Sundays | | Powerscourt Centre

Two Boys Brew best brunch spots in Dublin
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11. Two Boys Brew

Soul food is still a foreign concept in Dublin, but the closest you’ll come for brunch is this speciality coffee spot in Dublin 7, where delicious Hotcakes, Chilli Eggs, and Cajun Fried Chicken Burgers grace the menu alongside Avocado Toast and Overnight Oats.

Saturdays and Sundays | | North Circular Road

12. The Dylan

For brunch in glamorous surroundings, this beloved Dublin 4 hotel should be your first stop. The menu boasts a crowd-pleasing mix of timeless classics, with a few more substantial dishes, including a dynamite Club Sandwich, thrown in for good measure.

Saturdays and Sundays | | Dublin 4

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13. Dillingers

A stylish American-style bistro with an infinitely Instagrammable brunch menu, Dillingers is the spot to visit if you’re dreaming of indulgent stateside brunch classics like American-style pancakes, Chicken and Waffles and Steak ‘n’ Eggs, washed down with a slice of New York-style cheesecake. The veggie menu is great too.

Saturdays and Sundays | | Ranelagh

14. Herbstreet

Located beside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Herbstreet serves a range of short and tall stack pancakes, French Toast and delicious wildcards like the Popcorn Shrimp Po’ Boy, as well as brunch favourites like Poached Eggs.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays | | Hanover Quay

15. Sophie’s at The Dean

At the top of one of Dublin’s most stylish hotels, you’ll find Sophie’s, a hopping bar and restaurant with a killer view of the city, and a pretty faultless brunch offering. Breakfast classics are joined on the menu by a selection of pizzas, a hearty version of Huevos Rancheros, and more substantial dishes like Baby Potato and Calabrian Sausage Skillet.

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays | | Harcourt Street

16. Alma

An indulgent brunch with Argentinian flair? We’re in. Alma means ‘soul’ in Spanish and we couldn’t think of a better name for this spot. For a flavour punch try the Argentinian-style Sausage on Organic Sourdough with alioli, chimichurri, salsa criolla, caramelized onions, free range fried egg and sriracha. But our sweet dish of choice is the delectable Buttermilk Pancakes with Dulce de Leche, brandy and orange mascarpone!

Serves brunch 7 days a week | | Portobello

17. Thundercut Alley

Vintage arcade games and eccentric interiors set this Smithfield favourite apart from other brunch spots, as do its tasty and creative flatbreads. Thundercut Alley offers bottomless mimosas, so it’s perfect for a boozy weekend treat.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays | | Smithfield

Platform 61 Best Brunch Spots in Dublin
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18. Platform 61

This classics-packed menu that has all the good stuff from Turkish Eggs to French Toast or why not tuck into the flavourful Irish Chedder Cheese and Chorizo Scramble? If you fancying something sweeter the gluten-free Almond Brownie will hit the spot. If you want delicious food with a side of bottomless mimosas this is the spot for me.

Wednesday to Sunday | | South William St

19. Wigwam

It doesn’t get more indulgent than a bottomless brunch at a Brazilian kitchen, right? This Abbey Street night spot gets the party started early on weekends with brunch classics and some cool additions like Shredded Brisket and Egg on Sourdough Toast and a Marinated Grilled Aubergine Sandwich with Cream Cheese Jalapeno Peppers and Kale Slaw. The Brunch Package is €35 and includes three drinks tokens that be used from their brunch menu.

Monday to Sunday | | Abbey Street, Dublin 1

As One Best Brunch Spots in Dublin
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For a Healthy or Healthy(ish!) Brunch in Dublin

20. As One

This city centre eatery serves gut healthy, seasonal organic dishes with tastebud-tickling brunch bites including an Irish Mushroom Muffin, a Yoghurt Bowl with Strawberry Jam and Almond Soil, and Roasted Organic Cauliflower, Lentils with Smoked Red Pepper. The All In bundle won’t leave a sour taste in your mouth either with a brunch dish and a choice of two of three add-ons (small plate, dessert or a cocktail) for €29.

Saturdays and Sundays | | City Quay

21. Lovely Food Company

Two hip local cafés with great gluten-free options, Lovely Food Company specialises in brunch classics and wholesome favourites including Lovely Irish Porridge, Organic House Granola and Fresh Fruit Salad. And if you change your mind about a healthy brunch, you can always plumb for the heavenly French Toast (GF optional)!

Saturdays and Sundays | | Drumcondra

Little Bird Best Brunch Spots in Dublin
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22. Little Bird

With a light-hearted atmosphere, this neighbourhood café is serious about food and coffee. There is a diverse range of vegetarian and plant-based dishes on the menu including including Chilli Scrambled Eggs and a Tomato Relish and Cheese Sourdough Toastie with vegan options available too. Plus, it’s also a yoga studio so you can burn some calories after if you want!

Monday to Sunday | | South Circular Road

23. Slice

A Stoneybatter favourite, Slice has options for all levels of indulgence, from Granola with Seasonal Poached Fruit, Spiced Irish Sausage Scramble to Buttermilk Pancakes and SLICE Hash Brownies with Two Poached Eggs. Don’t miss the brunch cocktails!

Saturdays and Sundays | | Stoneybatter

24. Gourmet Food Parlour

With four locations across Dublin, the Gourmet Food Parlour is a must for brunch lovers. This charming restaurant serves a few typically healthy breakfast and brunch dishes, but also give vegans the opportunity to indulge in a full Irish breakfast. The Vegan Big Breakfast Vegan with Sausages, Crispy Patatas, Fried Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, Smashed Avocado, and Granary Toast will leave anyone’s mouth watering. There are also some favourite staples too like Buttermilk Pancakes and Eggs Benedict for those who are more of a traditionalist.

Saturdays and Sundays | | Dun Laoghaire, Malahide, Swords & Santry

Wuff Best Brunch Spots in Dublin Best Brunch in Dublin
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Best Weekday Brunch Spots in Dublin

25. Wuff

This stylish bistro covers all bases with its brunch menu – there are egg dishes, sandwiches, sweet waffles, and even a few inventive veggie options (Goat’s Cheese Toastie and Veggie Breakfast).

Serves brunch 7 days a week | | Benburb Street

26. Brother Hubbard North and South

With cafés dotted across Dublin, Brother Hubbard serve eye-opening brunch dishes with a Middle Eastern twist, including Pulled Lamb with Shawarma Spices and Homemade Nigella Seed Flatbread and a warming Seasonal of Lentils with Peppers with Harissa, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, and gentle spices (there’s a vegan version too). There are always vegetables and fresh salsas involved, so it’s a healthier option than classic brunch joints, although there are some great dessert options too.

Serves brunch 7 days a week | | Capel Street, Harrington Street, Arnotts & Ranelagh

Groundstate Coffee RoastersBest Brunch Spots in Dublin
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27. Groundstate Coffee

On the hunt for gorgeous grub on the go to complement your morning brew? This sustainable café roastery in The Liberties offers seasonal vegetarian and vegan delicacies with moreish meat options too. Expect tantalising twists on brunch heavyweights with Homemade Granola with Maple and Pomegranate Molasses to the Brioche Brekkie Bun with Smoked Bacon, Irish Mozzarella, Garlic Aioli and House Sriracha and more.

Serves all-day breakfast 7 days a week | | James’s Street

28. Bibi’s

This cosy, family-run, neighbourhood café in Dublin 8 specialises in gourmet sandwiches and egg dishes, which range from old reliables like the classic Smashed Avocado to more ambitious fare like Roasted Squash Eggs.

Serves brunch 7 days a week | | Emorville Avenue

29. Tang

If you are looking for something right in the city centre, look no further than Tang. The tiny but mighty café packs quite the punch. Enjoy a healthy start to your day with gluten-free Pancakes served with Greek Yogurt, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Toasted Pecan Nuts, Honey and House Nut Butter or indulge in the Hummus Eggs. The take on mushrooms on toast here is epic too, marinated in tamari and fresh ginger, you’ll be dreaming of these long afterwards.

Monday to Saturday | | Dawson Street

Two Pups Coffee Best Brunch Spots in Dublin
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30. Two Pups Coffee

For dog-friendly brunch options, this hot spot located in Dublin 8 and in Fairview can’t be beat! The menu changes regularly but there are always terrific options for both meat eaters and veggies with seasonal dishes and homemade cakes aplenty. Recent favourites include the Seasonal Hash and the Croque Madame French Toast with Parmesan and Cheddar Bechamel, Maple and Cider Slow-Cooked Bacon Joint, and Caramelised Onions.

Serves brunch 7 days a week | | Francis Street & Annesley Bridge Road

31. The Fumbally

Although famous as a brunch spot, The Fumbally technically serves an all-day breakfast, but the Fumbally Eggs (scrambled with Olive Oil, Gubbeen Cheese, Garlic and Tomatoes on Toasted Brioche) and Tuscan Beans are so good that we couldn’t resist including them on this list.

Serves all-day breakfast Tuesday to Saturday | | Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8

One Society Best Brunch Spots in Dublin
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32. One Society

This Dublin 1 eatery has all the brunch faithfuls with a brilliant assortment of fluffy pancakes, including a Hangover Stack with Tabasco Sauce dripping in Maple Syrup and a Crushed Oreo Stack. On the savoury side, you’ll find hearty plates such as the Chicken & Chorizo Club, Grilled Piri-Piri Halloumi Burger and a Slow-Cooked Irish Brisket Sandwich with Manchego Cheese, Sauerkraut, Jalapeños, and Rocket.

Wednesdays to Sundays | | Lower Gardiner Street

33. Cloud Café

Again, this is technically an all-day breakfast joint, rather than brunch spot, but the Cloud Café offering is too delicious to pass over. Boasting low-key classics done exceptionally well, the menu includes Bacon, Sausage and Egg Butty with Red Onion Jam and Halloumi, Kale and Free Range Poached Egg on Sourdough with Pomegranate Molasses Glaze.

Serves brunch 7 days a week | | North Strand

34. Legit Coffee Co.

This exceptionally stylish neighbourhood café has a lot of refined, hearty fare, namely the Breakfast Bap, BBQ Pulled Pork & Crispy Onion Sandwich and divine Sauteed Mushroom & Onion Stuffing Roll. There is a varied list of sandwiches to choose from and don’t leave without trying one of the fresh-baked pastries (or energy balls if you’re on the straight and narrow.)

Serves brunch Monday to Saturday | | Meath Street and North Circular Road

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