Best Brunches in Dublin

Brunching in Dublin has never been better. With so many places popping up all the time there’s always somewhere new to try. Being a Dubliner that brunches weekly, I’ve tried and tested these places over and over again – so they won’t disappoint – I promise!


This place never fails. They do great coffee, delicious cocktails and whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, savory (or both!) they’ve something for you. They’re also vegetarian and vegan friendly too. Booking is essential on the weekends, but it’s always worth a try if you’re in the Temple Bar area. This place would be great for groups as they’ve ample space!

San Lorenzo’s:

San Lorenzo’s “Brunch of Champions” is a firm favourite on the brunch scene. They’re famous for their “Coco Pops French Toast”, but personally I’m a huge fan of their Vegetarian Breakfast. It’s so delicious you won’t leave anything behind and for €13 you can’t really beat it.  This place is always packed on the weekend so definitely book this place. I will say, they will kick you out after 1.5 hours, so if you’re looking for a relaxed, lazy brunch, this place isn’t for you. If there’s no spots available for brunch, opt for dinner as they’re dinner menu is pretty good too!

Union Cafe:

If you’re looking for a local spot, Union Cafe in Mount Merrion is a great option. It has a real community feel while still being a bit quirky. Over the years there menu has expanded and I will say their “Bacon & Eggs” is hard to beat. They also do HUGE pancakes that will certainly fill you up for the day too. I’m not a huge fan of their evening menu mind, I find it overpriced! They also have a few new locations popping up as they’re in Churchtown and Sandyford now!


Again this place you’d want to book in advance unless you’re there when it opens (11.00 am) their service is quick, they do great American style food and you’ll never leave hungry! I’d recommend their chicken and waffles or if you’re looking to be healthier their shaksoukra is full of flavour.

Brother Hubbard North:

Get the pancakes and thank me later! This is a very busy spot but a great way to start your weekend. Great prices and even better coffee this place is a must go to. They also do various healthy eats too so if you’re watching what you’re eating this place is for you!


Set beside Dundrum Town Centre, Airfield I feel should get an honourable mention. Their menu does change frequently, but you’re guaranteed fresh Irish home cooked food at reasonable prices! It’s a great way to spend an afternoon as a family, as for an additional fee you can see the Airfield farm.





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