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13 Places to Get Breakfast in Dublin

  • Thu, 7 Sep 2023

If you’re in need of an early morning feed, are hosting a pre-work breakfast meeting, or are just an early riser and want to grab a bite when the city is at it’s best, check out these places that serve breakfast with the sunrise.

1. Lemon Crepe & Coffee Co

66 William Street S

Lemon has a wide range of breakfast crepes (including both sweet and savoury), as well as exceptional coffee. They also offer Belgian waffles and freshly baked pastries if you want a lighter bite in the morning. A great place for a quick, delicious breakfast when on the go.


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2. Metro Cafe

43 South William Street

Styled as a Parisian café, Metro has been a popular South William St café for years. The Breakfast Buttie with scrambled egg is a personal favourite, as well as their pancakes. The friendly staff and outdoor seating area stretching the length of the café are only some of Metro’s many features.


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3. TANG Café

23C Dawson Street & 9A Abbey Street Lower

Well known for it’s nutritiously focused food, Tang Café has increasingly grown in popularity since opening both locations on either side of the liffey. Their breakfast menu features favourites such as porridge, pancakes and avocado eggs, but also dishes boasting their Middle Eastern influence such as Shakshuka (eggs poached in tomato, roasted red peppers and harrissa).


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4. Brother Hubbard

153 Capel Street

A small, owner-run, independent café on Capel Street that prides itself on an ever changing innovative menu, fresh ingredients and friendly service. Somewhere not to be missed. They serve both breakfast and an all day brunch so even if you don’t manage to catch the early risers, there’ll be eggs waiting for you until 3:45pm in this local favourite.


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5. Laine, My Love

38 Talbot Street

Laine, My Love has a small yet delicious menu! Their 4 breakfast items are full of flavour and perfect for an early morning before work. They offer cashnew nut butter with blackberry on sourdough toast, soaked oat porridge with baked plum and flaked almondas, pork and leek sauches on sourdough roll with homemade brown sauce, and scrambled eggs with spinach and relish with avocado and sausage on toast.


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6. Taste Food Co.

39-40 South William St

Serving wholesome food including freshly baked bread, hot breakfasts and fruit, the staff are polite, helpful and are known to be very accommodating with kids and prams!


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7. Póg Café

32 Bachelors Walk

Healthy and packed with protein, Pog Café offers amazing breakfast pancakes, porridge, parfaits, and smoothies! Everything they make is fat free, gluten free, low GI, low in sugar, and full of probiotics, vitamins and minerals – but they do not compromise on taste or quality!


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8. Keoghs Café

1 Trinity Street

For a quick fresh pocket friendly breakfast head to Keogh’s and choose from their wide selection of muffins, cakes and scones famous for their flavour combinations such as mixed berry, pear and vanilla, apple and walnut, and strawberry.


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9. Balfes

Balfe Street

Pop into Balfes at the Westbury for great breakfast options. They serve amazing pancakes, omelettes, porridge, and lots more! Their food is sure to make the start of your day a great one! They’ve also teamed up with BodyByrne Fitness to curate some health focused protein packed breakfast dishes that are both delicious and nutritious!


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10. Avoca

Suffolk Street

With a rooftop view across Dublin, Avoca’s Suffolk Street Café is a favourite destination for a rendezvous in town. A popular place for breakfast, where the focus is on sourcing excellent Irish ingredients, great baking and bringing out fresh, true flavours.


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 11. Hairy Lemon

41-42 Stephen Street Lower

If you’re looking for a later breakfast, then the Hairy Lemon is the place to go! It’s one of Dublin’s trendier pubs known for great food, service and a friendly atmosphere. They serve Full Irish and Vegetarian breakfasts.


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12. Cornucopia

19-20 Wicklow Street

One of the few Dublin’s vegetarian restaurants, Cornucopia has a delicious breakfast with everything freshly made on-site, right down to a mouth-watering homemade vegetarian sausages, hash browns and even the baked beans! Just one word for all this: Yum!


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13. Bewley’s Café

78- 79 Grafton Street

Bewley’s Grafton Street is one of Dublin’s most iconic and celebrated landmarks. As well as a selection of their freshly baked pastries and breads, they also serve a selection of delicious hot breakfasts. they have a full Irish breakfast, a light breakfast, eggs on toasts and Ham and Cheese Croissants. As well as serving their now famous coffee.


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Breakfast is, after all, the most imoportant meal of the day. Why not head to one of the many breakfast restaurants in DublinTown and treat yourself to a delicious early morning meal.

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