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Midweek Hideaways You’ll Only Find In Dublin

  • Tue, 4 Apr 2017

We all know that the madness of office life can sometimes lead to insanity, so we thought we’d share some of our personal favourite cosy mid week hideaways to beat those mid week blues!

Whether you want to curl up with a good book or people watch from the window with a coffee, for you busy bees in need of a midweek escape, these hidden gems will see you straight…

1.Idlewild, Fade Street

Idlewild is fast becoming a popular favourite in Dublin’s Creative Quarter. With its velvet green couches, glistening disco ball and sleek bar, this place is sure to turn into the city’s next hotspot. The perfect neighbourhood hangout, Idlewild was inspired by the secret love affair of JFK and Marilyn Monroe. Insider scoop: The stairs down to the bathroom glisten like a LuMee phone cover providing quite possibly the best selfie light in Dublin. You heard it here first guys!


2.Laine My Love, Talbot Street

Laine My Love, is definitely a trendy favourite on Talbot Street with great coffee to boot. Sit at the window on a rainy day looking up at the train bridge, and you may well drift into day dreams of sitting in a New York café. With regulars flocking through the doors every lunch time, you know it’s a good spot to escape from the madness of the office.


3.Ann’s Bakery, North Earl Street

Good old Ann and her homemade food! Can’t get enough? Well head on over to North Earl Street for a huge selection of yummy lunch options. Nothing beats the atmosphere of sitting in one of their homely cafes which can also be found on Moore Street and Mary Street (Try to grab a spot on the 2nd floor by the window – the perfect spot for people watching over the busy streets below!).


4.The Rag Trader

Looking for somewhere different? Look no further. Drury Street was once home to Dublin’s rag trade so the aptly named bar is well suited to the Creative Quarter. What is now a hub spot of trendy restaurants and bars, used to be home to textile warehouses and offices. This eclectic, cosy bar exudes authenticity from this era through its bespoke interiors.


5.Coffee Angel, Trinity Street

The coffee aficionados have opened this new location, delighting us with another option to get our caffeine fix. Drop in to their coffee HQ where you can also pick up all your coffee needs for at home such as ice coffee makers and hand grinders.


6.Rolling Donut, Bachelors Walk

Believe it or not, the Rolling Donut kiosk has been located on O’Connell Street since 1978, so when we heard they were opening an artisan donut shop we were very intrigued. With flavours such as pistachio salted caramel, the dub and hipsters paradise to choose from you better get in quick. Like all good things these days, once their gone, their gone.