As some of you may know, my mother is Irish, born and bred in beautiful Dublin, therefore I tend to go relatively often. This, in fact, is already the third post dedicated to this wonderful city and I have to confess I wasn't sure about how to approach it. In the end, I decided to simply share what we did during this brief stay and invite you to have a look at the two previous posts for more tips and ideas, also because every time we did something different. (Link: Dublin 2018, Dublin 2017).
In general, the weather is variable (yes, you really get the four seasons in a day), people are friendly and the beer is good. But in addition to these true common places, Dublin has a lot more to offer. Whether you are into art, sports, food, or nightlife, the city will be able to satisfy your whims.
As for us, we were staying at my nana's house, so in the evening we ate at home and wandered around during the day. We were very lucky with the weather, as it was incredibly sunny and warm and it actually never rained! We also spent quite a good time in our neighbourhood and in the nearby neighbourhood of Sandymount, where my grandfather used to have a greengrocer's (now a bookshop), so ours was an extremely laid-back and relaxing vacation and I miss it already.
WHERE WE ATE
Located in Wicklow Street, in the heart of the centre, Cornucopia is one of the first vegetarian cafeterias to have opened in Dublin. There is no table service, first you decide what to eat and then you take a seat. Although the ground floor is lovely, I suggest going to the first floor, where the room is illuminated by a beautiful light. I had hummus with a green salad with samphire, a mayo dressing and toasted flatbread , while Vito had cannelloni and two sides of veggies. Very good value for money.
Super cosy cafeteria at two minutes from Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Friendly environment, beautiful design and exquisite food, with plenty of vegetarian options. The two pups are the two poached eggs that appear in almost every dish. I had roast potatoes, poached eggs and kale, served with a cream and white wine sauce that was simply to die for, while Vito had avocado on toast, poached eggs and chorizo. Lovely!
Bright and spacious cafeteria offering delicious food at great value for money. I immediately fell in love with the design and the atmosphere: a variety of wooden and metal tables, sofas, couches, old and contemporary furniture and lots of books and beautiful objects. The food was delicious, with most of the greens grown locally. Vito had overnight fennel and garlic braised pork with a caper mayo, while I had avocado on toast with pickled red cabbage and two side salads, one green and one with grains. After lunch we enjoyed a coffee, leafing through their selection of books. Lovely experience and will definitely go back.
WHAT WE DID