Monday 18 December 2017

Eating Out: Spotlight on Cafe Novo

A good alternative to coffee and a croissant, or a full Irish.

Cafe Novo
Cafe Novo

Attached to Dublin's Westbury Hotel, on one of the country's most famous shopping stretches, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Cafe Novo is a more old-school establishment, especially considering the more hip eateries popping up all over the city.

But the folks there are no fools, and aren't resting on the laurels that come with being part of a prestigious hotel. They've partnered with the team at BodyByrne to unveil a new health-focused breakfast menu, designed for those who are watching their weight or following the clean eating way of life.

Insider had previously noted the difficulty in having a business breakfast that wasn't sinful in Dublin, so when we heard about this we were excited. The menu is quite extensive, but the BodyByrne choices are highlighted for their particular virtues. We decided to try the oat-based pancakes, breakfast burrito and baked eggs and ham along with green juice.


The pancakes are particularly delicious, fried in coconut oil, and accompanied by berries – however the hazelnuts on our plate didn't match the description. Similarly, when the eggs arrived they came with streaky bacon, not ham – slightly more sinful than promised. Overall, it's a good alternative to coffee and a croissant, or a full Irish.

Cafe Novo

Type of cuisine

Breakfast is available 8am-11am weekdays.

The vibe

Calm, classy, quiet, health-focused.

The damage

Healthy bites from €4.50-€8 each.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Cafe Novo, The Westbury Hotel, Harry St, Dublin 2

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

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

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