Here in Dublin 8 where we’re located, there are cafés and eateries in abundance; we’re quite lucky that way! We’ve put together a little list of some of our favourite lunch spots around the office. There are definitely others that we love which aren’t on this list, but this is just a small selection of those that we frequent often. Make sure to check them out next time you’re in with us or just strolling through the area!
Stephen, Account Executive – Bite of Life (Patrick Street)
Established in 1997 and located on the northwest corner of St. Patrick’s Park, Bite of Life is a cosy sandwich and juice bar offering a wide variety of freshly home baked wraps, cakes and pies, as well as delicious juices and smoothies that will quench even the mightiest of thirsts. An ample assortment of salads and yogurts provide a vegetarian option for those not in the mood for a meaty delicacy or who just simply want a healthier option. With such a variety of options and all at affordable prices, Bite of Life is a little slice of heaven when it comes to curing those lunchtime munchies.
Louise, Account Executive – Baker’s Bar & Irish restaurant (Thomas Street)
There is a wealth of choice in Dublin 8 when it comes to choosing a place to eat lunch, but top of my list is Bakers Bar on Thomas Street. Their five meals for under €5 are the perfect hunger remedy that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. I love the quirky and homely décor, especially the wall of quotes. It’s not often that you get a free side of inspiration with your lunch! However, it is the staff who make Bakers a touch above the rest. They have a friendly word for everyone, whether you’re a local or an international visitor, so be sure to stop by if you’re passing. I recommend the chicken wrap!
Emily, Account Manager – NCAD Luncheonette (Thomas Street)
What a conundrum – we’re spoiled for choice here in Dublin 8! As NCAD is one of our clients I am frequently on campus for meetings and event launches, so I would have to go with their campus café Luncheonette. What a gem! The food is wholesome and healthy and incredibly reasonable, and located in a gorgeous basement space filled with interesting light installations.
Sinéad, Office Administrator – Noshington Café (Washington Street)
Noshington on Washington Street (you’ve gotta love a pun) is great for weekend brunch. It is bright, airy and has covered seating outside which is always handy in Ireland. As a vegetarian, options are not something that I am accustomed to. I’m usually the first to finish perusing the menu, but Noshington is pretty good on that front. Two of my favourites are the avocado on granary toast with a poached egg, cherry tomatoes and rocket and also the potato rosti with a poached egg, spinach and hollandaise sauce. They have loads of tasty salads too. It is a really child friendly café which I like in varying measures, depending on the day!
John, PR & Events Intern – Caffé Comino (Augustine Street)
Located on Augustine Street, Caffé Comino has fast become my favourite lunch destination. The family-run Italian eatery is tastefully decorated and the food is a steal for the quality that you are getting. I would usually order the lasagne or tuna & sweetcorn melt. However they also have a specials board, so if something else caught my eye there I wouldn’t hesitate to order it. You are made feel extremely welcome from the minute you enter and the staff go over-and-beyond for you. I cannot recommend it enough.
Catherine, Managing Director – Top picks in Dublin 8
Images via Wikimedia, Flickr, BiteofLife.com & Noshington Café Facebook