There's no doubt about it: brunch is hands-down the best meal of the week.
Not only is it enjoyed mostly at the weekends – meaning we associate it with good, relaxed, carefree times – but it also features ridiculously large portions and makes it socially acceptable to drink alcohol in the mornings.
Don't judge me... I'm a sucker for Mimosas
It's become a weekly ritual of mine to try out the best brunch dishes in Dublin so it's about time I shared with you some of my absolute FAVES.
1. Farmer Browns – The Farmer Burger
Sometimes you just feel like a dirty big burger to clear the night before, and this one hits the spot.
2. Baked Eggs - Hey Donna
This Middle-Eastern brunch spot is a hit with foodies.
Baked organic eggs, spiced winter greens, green chilli zhug, whipped feta & le levain sourdough - Can't bate it.
3. Herbstreet – Blueberry Pancakes
No better place to hit at the weekend to get a nice big stack of pancakes.
4. Hatch And Sons - The Breakfast Blaa
It's all about the traditional Waterford bread that makes for a killer brunch experience.
5. Saucy Eggs - Little Frieda's
Specialty coffees and tasty seasonal grub - This place is totes adorbs.
A warm, welcoming, comfortable and chilled spot a.k.a brunch heaven.
6. San Lorenzo's – Coco Pops French Toast
Comes with salt caramelised bananas, peanut butter, mascarpone whipped cream, Belgian chocolate sauce. You'll probably have to go back to bed after this.
7. Scrambled Eggs - Five Points
A trendy eatery located in the heart of Harolds Cross.
They make some of the tastiest scrambled eggs I've ever had and their coffee saved many, many hangovers of mine.
8. Slice Café – Homemade stewed beans, sausage, sourdough toast with poached eggs
A gorgeous clean take on brunch, washed down with some of their home-pressed juices – you're in for a huge treat.
9. The Fumbally – Eggs With Avocado
An absolute classic that relies on simplicity and quality, and delivers every time.
10. Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes - Angelina's
There's no better place to eat brunch than by the beautiful canal.
Angelina's know exactly how to do brunch, whether you're looking for sweet or savoury.
11. Smoked Beef Cheek Crumpets - Clanbrassil House
A fancy brunch experience like no other.
Clanbrassil House is a cosy spot that has a top class menu with a twist on conventional brunch dishes. Their smoked trout Benedict is fab.
The ideal treat for a special occasion.
12. Smoothie Bowl - Eathos
Eathos is the ultimate health-food spot and they make the prettiest dishes ever.
It's near impossible not to spend a good five minutes taking photos of your food before you eat it here.
13. Whitefriar Grill – Belgian Waffles
The champions of brunch in so many ways, you could pick any of their dishes but this one is on the sinful end of things! Gorgeous.
14. House Howth – Chili Crab Cake
With poached egg, crispy Connemara ham, chilli jam, asparagus and hollandaise. Stacked high and full of flavour.
15. WUFF – Eggs Benedict
Another staple on the menus of most brunch places, but the fact that they serve theirs on brioche gives them the edge.
16. Bibis – Roast Butternut Squash
Poached eggs, garlic yoghurt, coriander and chilli butter. An exciting dish for the veggies out there who often feel they are missing out when eating brunch.
17. Coppinger Row – Morrocan Eggs
With sausage meatballs, roast red pepper, mint yogurt and sourdough toast. One of the great dishes in Dublin.
18. The Greenery – Chicken Quesadilla
A place that does an epic brunch trade and is always buzzing. Grab one of these for something completely different and enjoy the mad flavours.