Ireland, a country full of myths and legends. The green island surprises with a variety of cafés and restaurants. Although Ireland and its capital Dublin would never have occurred to me in terms of healthy, innovative and above all delicious cuisine, the island has inspired me more than I thought. We already planned our sister trip a little less than a year ago and therefore informed ourselves exactly where we would like to be everywhere during the 7 days holiday. So we cobbled together the following plan:
a weekend in Dublin
one night in Belfast on the way to Giants Causeway
Galway to see the Connemara National Park
over the Cliffs of Moher to Glengarriff
Over the Wild Atlantic way, which is partly by the way really narrow and already demands some concentration for left-wing beginners, we went along the whole west coast. (wild atlantic way) So we decided to experience culinary delights and landscape at 4 corners of the country.
Dublin - Irelands Capital
The weekend in Dublin was a real experience and since we had informed ourselves a little bit before, we chose a hotel in the best location (Temple Bar Hotel). The quarter Temple Bar is as full of charm as one imagines it, pubs, vintage shops and small cafés as well as restaurants lined up one after the other. If you like long walks, you can even walk to the docks and look at the harbour (from Temple bar approximately 1 hour walk).
These Cafés & Restaurants we liked best:
1. NUTBUTTER fresh bowls, instagram atmosphere and urban young interior Almond milk latte, raw avocado balls and kimchi you can find and enjoy here The modern café is close to the docks and therefore perfect for lunch after a visit to the harbour. If you like fish you should definitely add organic Irish smoked salmon to your bowl as it tastes uniquely fresh!
Grand Canal Dock, Dublin (01) 633 9984
2. MEET ME IN THE MORNING The small café looks a bit improvised and has real charm! The service staff is very hospitable and the food is regional, fresh and colourful. I've already found this café on Instagram and knew I'd stop by. (aka "eat by") must. We walked there (approx. 25 min. from temple bar). because as you may have noticed, I use the ways to the cafes as Sightseeing tour and digestive walk. By the way, the Coffee is made from slowly roasted beans and tastes really great when you like that. The slight acidity in the coffee leaves the coffee bean even more and is therefore also healthier than quickly roasted and thus almost burnt coffee beans.
50 Pleasants St, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 8
3. THE FUMBULLY The hip café serves fresh bowls, homemade cakes & drinks. The mixed furnishings attracts both students and hipsters of all ages. One has a good insight into the kitchen and looks at the big counter what the lady behind it prepares everything. Although the café is a bit dingy it has its own your own character and you should definitely drop by for a coffee! By the way, every first Saturday at the Monday a hip event like fermenting or pickle where you can participate...
8 Fumbally Ln, Merchants Quay, Dublin
4. BIBIS CAFÉ A great breakfast café with a good menu and neighborhood charm. Whether scones, eggs, avocado bread or pancakes, I'm sure you'll find something in this little café.
14A Emorville Ave, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
5. FIA Café Fia has some tasty specialities on its menu like Porridge, Granola, etc. or variants of Toasts. Fia counts like Bibis Café and meet me in the morning, by the way. to the neighborhood cafes, which is a great term for small independent cafes!
155B Rathgar Rd, Dublin 6
6. URBANITY All day breakfast & lunch. Here they are particularly proud of their coffee, so you should try this one. Breakfast and lunch also have a great selection! From healthy to traditional with a twist everything is included!
The Glasshouse, 11 Coke Ln, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 WNP2
7. AIRFIELD ESTATE FROM FARM TO TABLE CONCEPT
The Airfield Estate is primarily not a café or restaurant but a farm where really everything is grown. Here you can collect eggs according to time of day. with the chickens, cows milking in the barn or also only vegetable varieties examine, because here everything is cultivated by the family. Of course we had lunch there as well. Although the cafeteria-like flair has only deterred the dishes were really tasty and therefore worth a short detour from the heart of Dublin. We put this spot in when we drove out of Dublin.
Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14, D14 K4K0
8. THE RAMEN BAR Authentic ramen soup, simply fresh & delicious! We almost missed the Ramen Bar as we walked along this street, because the door is easy to overlook and the shop goes far back. The furniture is dark, like in a bar. You also sit high up, which really creates a great atmosphere. and invites you to drink a glass of cider or guinness with ramen soup. Then it occurred to me that when you are in Ireland you have to drink cider, because the fermented drink made from apples comes from Ireland and there are several varieties with really different tastes (Longueville is very dry, Bulmers is fruity and sweet).
51 William St S, Dublin 2, D02 DW44
9. THE SEAFOOD CAFÉ Who likes Seafood & Fish should definitely go there! The fish is absolute freshly caught and so tasty. You should also try some oysters there - also if you may not like them so much at home - because these here are really outstanding. We have taken the species Dooncastle, which are from Galway, located close to the national park.. They are larger than many others and the flesh is whiter and milder. After 3 oysters you feel recovered and fresher, I can't exactly tell you yet if this has something to do with the minerals in the oyster or with the taste (we like to say: they taste like sea smells, you can taste them plunges into the absolutely clear & pure sea water.).
TO GO/ TAKEAWAY: TWO PUPS COFFEE, THE FAT FOX, TWO BOYS BREW, FRESHII DAME