Theres no denying that brunch is the most exciting meal on the Dublin dining scene at the moment with places like Whitefriar Grill, Bear and San Lorenzo's serving up the most incredible dishes like Lobster Hash and Sputino Eggs. But what about breakfast? We can't forget about the dish that starts us off the other 5 or 6 days during the week, and where's the best place to get it?
Brother Hubbard, one of my favourite cafes, has recently opened its sister cafe, Sister Sadie, on Harrington Street. This is great news for people working or living on the south side who could previously only make the trip over to Hubbards on the weekends. It's also a prime location just a stones throw from all the Harcourt Street companies needing their next foodie fix.
The place looks and feels just like Brother Hubbard and the menu is pretty similar. The staff are really friendly too, something that Brother Hubbard is well known for. I popped in for breakfast to try out what was on offer. I ordered the porridge special and autumnal bircher muesli.
The porridge was no joke the nicest porridge I've ever had. It almost felt bad, it tasted so good! It was really creamy and came with a warm fruit and geranium compote which gave it a gorgeous twist. It was like eating dessert, but for breakfast. It was such a treat and yet it was not sweetened so nothing to feel guilty about.
I also decided to try out the bircher muesli which again, was incredible. Despite being a really healthy option it felt decadent with the dollop of creme fraiche, toasted nuts, chewy dried cranberries and fresh mint on top. It was just prefection, I can't think of a better way to start the day before work than taking 30 minutes to yourself to enjoy a nice breakfast and catch up on the news before starting work.
If you fancy something a bit more naughty than porridge or muesli, they also serve up the Turkish Eggs that Brother Hubbards are known for, homemade beans on toast (with pulled pork if you like), posh bacon and cheese butties and their signature scroll pastries and scones. The porridge was €3.95, which definitely won't break the bank and the bircher muesli cost €6.50 and was worth every single penny! The tea is all beautiful looseleaf stuff from Wall & Keogh and the coffee is cracking also. Sister Sadie's is definitely worth getting up an extra 30 mins earlier in the mornings for!
*As they're currently only open a week they're operating Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm, but they plan on opening weekends and taking in breakfast, brunch and lunch visitors after the October bank holiday... Woohoo!