The Northside is famous for many things, but for some surprising reason, brunch is not one of them.
Considering the likes of Bay, WUFF, Cotto and Two Boys Brew are all on the Northside, it should really be universally known as one of the best places for brunch in the world?!
Well, we're here to officially announce the 12 best spots in North Dublin for some f*ckin' unreal brunch.
1. Two Boys Brew – North Circular Road
We told you guys about this place a few months ago. But it has seriously come on by leaps and bounds since then.
We would recommend: the Brew Boys Benedict (€12.50) with crunchy potato cake, slow cooked succulent beef cheek, garlic cavolo nero, free range poached eggs and creamy hollandaise.
2. Bang Bang – Phibsborough
Only a stone's throw from Two Boys Brew if you felt like seconds, Bang Bang's brunch burger has been made famous by James Kavanagh – another Northside jewel.
We would recommend: the brunch burger, obv. Once you taste one, you'll never go back.
3. Brother Hubbard – Capel Street
It's no secret that we're massive fans of this spot on Capel Street.
We would recommend: smashed avocado on toastes sourdough with turmeric poached eggs, harissa yogurt, dukkah, fresh radish with crispy dehydrated kale and beetroot.
The turkish eggs are also and eggscellent shout. Yup.
4. Bay – Clontarf
Stellar brunch with an even better view. Walk off those brunch calories on the promenade and breath in some fresh sea air.
We would recommend: the pancakes with mascarpone mousse, balsamic sauteed strawberries – phenomenal.
5. COTTO – Stoneybatter
We really, really, really feckin' love this spot.
We would recommend: the creamy wild 'shrooms on toasted arun bakery brioche with truffle, parmesan a poached egg.
6. WUFF – Benburb Street
Any place that serves brunch on a weekday gets a big thumbs up from up. And WUFF certainly does.
We would recommend: the eggs benny – your life will be forever changed.
7. Deja Vu – Malahide
The perfect start to anything weekend – brunch in beautiful Malahide followed by a stroll around the castle.
Deja Vu really is as good as it gets.
We would recommend: anything on the menu, to be honest, or their daily brunch special.
7. Gourmet Food Parlour – Malahide/Swords
There's no place more reliable and tasty than Gourmet Food Parlour – whether you're hungover and in need of the cure, or you're just feckin' starvin'.
We would recommend: the Kickstarter Breakfast – bacon, poached eggs, guacamole, cherry tomatoes and Bretzel toast for €8.50.
8. The Woollen Mills – Lower Ormond Quay
In word one: waffles.
The best waffles in Dublin we might even say. And while they only do brunch on Sundays, it is SO worth waiting for.
We would recommend: You heard me, I said waffles y'eejit. Choose from the bacon and egg waffle sambo or the spinach, bearaise, tomato and fried egg waffle sandwich. Both €13.
9. Anderson's Creperie – Drumcondra
I've been going here for years and never leave hungry! Their portions are massive and their food is sublime.
We would recommend: all the crepes 'n' galettes, but the ham and mushroom with a fried egg is our dream brunch.
10. The House – Howth
We once hailed The House as The Best Brunch On The Northside – and we still preach this on the daily.
We would recommend: the avocado eggs Benedict – trust me, it's divine.
11. Slice – Stoneybatter
A little slice of heaven. See what I did there? Yes. I am a genius.
We would recommend: the spiced sausage scramble with chopped avocado, creme fraiche and fresh coriander on sourdough toast. It's €8.90 and you can add baaaacon for €1.50.
12. The Back Page –Phibsborough
We told you guys last week that This Northside Pub Serves Some Of The Best Brunch In Dublin and if you haven't tried it yet we're gonna have some serious beef.
We would recommend: anything smothered in their avodaise (avocado Hollandaise sauce) is a winner in our eyes. They switch up their weekend specials all the time so you're never bored.