Sunday 19 November 2017

Eating Out: Spotlight on Brother Hubbard

Brother Hubbard, Capel St, Dublin 1 / brotherhubbard.ie

Brother Hubbard offers perfect morning-after fare.

Brunch has long been a buzzword in Dublin (well, by long we mean since the hipsters took root mid-recession), but if you're after something a little bit different in our nation's capital, this could be it.

Look, it's not roomy or spacious, you might have to sit close to strangers or be offered seats outside under a blanket, and it's not a venue for dinner dates or large groups. But if it's eggs with a Moroccan twist you're after, a delicious cake, flavoured iced tea or something laced with chorizo, this is your place. Perfect morning-after fare, with friendly faces and a great location near the shopping streets of the Northside. They also do breakfast and lunch during the week, the coffee is excellent and we adore the cute decor – vintage pepper grinders and golden syrup tins holding sugar.

 

Type of cuisine

Brunch with an exotic edge

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The vibe

Distinctly hipster, but not in an unwelcoming way

The damage

Dishes are normally less than a tenner at brunch.

Rating: 3 Stars

IN THE ‘HOOD?

Capel Street is undergoing something of a reinvention, but it’s not lost its distinctive character. If it’s later in the day you’re about, try sushi at Musashi or Korean at Hilan. And a drink in craft haven The Black Sheep is always recommended

First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent
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