Brother Hubbard (North)
The Middle Eastern-inspired Brother Hubbard is a Dublin institution. However, things were much different in 2012 when James Boland and Garrett Fitzgerald opened the café, with customers reportedly disappointed at the lack of traditional Irish breakfast. Now the pair have published a popular cookbook, and both the spacious Chapel Street café and the cosier Brother Hubbard South are busy seven days a week. Both branches have a minimalist Nordic look and a stencilled sign reading, “This is the café you’ve been looking for” on the entrance. For something savoury, the Turkish eggs menemen, lightly scrambled with fenugreek roast peppers, are particularly satisfying. Alternatively, if you’re after something sweet, there is a hearty selection of freshly baked goods; the vegan caramel slice with date and tahini is a highlight.