11 Dangerous Treats Worth Breaking Lent For In Dublin

Go on, no one's looking…

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Let’s face it, the most satisfying thing about Lent is breaking it. 

It’s a mixed feeling of guilt and pride knowing that you have come so far without even a single digestive biscuit. 

So after you 5 days of hard work you deserve to have a look at all the best treats that Dublin has to offer, just incase you decide to go off the edge. After all, one won’t hurt, right?!

1. Banoffee Autopsy @ Aungier Danger

It'd be rude to begin this list without mentioning the ultimate ‘dangerous’ treat from Aungier Danger

After a short 6 months, this crime scene has already been established as Dublin’s go-to spot for your sweet tooth fix - they sell out every day so you’ll need to be quick.

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2. Rocky Road @ Scumdiddly's

The Rocky Road at Dun Laoghaire’s undisputed ice-cream champ (Sorry Teddy’s!) will always be a reason to break your Lenten pact. 

The combination of Oreo, marshmallow, melted Cadbury’s and homemade rocky road is the stuff that dreams are made of. Although, beware - the queues at Scrumdiddly's usually stretch to the end of the west pier but it's totally worth the wait.

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3. Oreo Milkshake @ Sweet Republic

Promised you would juice for 40 days and 40 nights? 

That's grand, cos the Oreo milkshake from Dublin’s Sweet Republic counts as juice, swear! 

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4.   The Cold S’mores @ Peruke & Periwig

No alcohol? No sweets? Well two wrongs certainly make a right in this case... 

Peruke & Periwig’s ‘The Cold S’mores’ including P&P marshmallow infused Absolut Vodka, Créme de Cacao, Kahlua, cream and toasted marshmallows is absolutely magnificent. 

This cocktail is enough to turn the most devout Catholic off the deep end.

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5.  The Traditional @ Lemon Crepe & Coffee Co.

The cruelest part about Lent is rediscovering your love of pancakes on a glorious Tuesday, to then have everything sweet taken away from you the following day. 

This year prevent this by hopping into Lemon and having what you've been truly craving.

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6.   Brioche French Toast @ Union Cáfe

After being open for 3 months now, Union Cáfe in Mount Merrion has well established itself as a serious brunch contender. 

This Brioche French Toast served with Nutella and caramelised bananas is to die for.

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7.   Nutella Pizza @ Platform Pizza Bray

Nutella on a pizza. Can’t really go wrong to be honest... 

Although technically not in Dublin, Platform Pizza is well worth a visit for this sweet sweet pizza.

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8.   Cinnamon Buns @ Simon’s Place

You can't beat a classic. For years now the cinnamon buns at Simon’s Place have been sought after by any self-respecting Dubliner.

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9. Brother’s Hot Chocolate @ Brother Hubbard

If Dublin’s number one hot chocolate isn’t a good excuse to break Lent, then we don’t know what is. 

Positively dreamy.

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10. Cronuts @ Krüst

What some may consider a fad, cronuts are here to stay and we're only delira about it. Anyone in the know will tell you that Krüst is the only place to get your cronut fix.

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11. A Dairy Milk and a Cup of Tea

At the end of the day, nothing will ever really beat a Dairy Milk and a cup of tea to put your chocolate cravings to bed.

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Written By

Andrew McLaughlin

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