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Where to get the best breakfast in Dublin?

Posted on: Monday, October 10, 2016

Where to go for the Best Breakfast in Dublin?

Whether you are Dublin local, on your Dublin break or just passing through, there are numerous places you can go and enjoy a delicious breakfast to set you up for the day. As we all have our own tastes, likes, dislikes and preferences, we here at theKeyCollections have done our research and have chosen some of the BEST establishments around to give your taste buds a treat for the most important meal of the day. 

Continental Breakfast:

For those of us who prefer a lighter breakfast would choose a continental option. A continental breakfast would usually consist of coffee/tea/juices along with bread, rolls, pastries or other baked goods.

Queen of Tarts – Dame Street

Queen of Tarts is known for its homely and welcoming space. They try to offer the best breakfasts in Dublin. This café has an iconic reputation due to its huge variety including their homemade cakes, scones and brownies – not forgetting savoury & sweet tarts! Go and try it, you won’t be disappointed.

Lemon Crepe & Coffee Co. – Dawson Street

This lovely establishment is all about Crepes, Waffles & Pancakes to satisfy your morning sweet tooth. They source free range, fair trade & organic ingredients and always cook from scratch. Take your pick from the tasty options to enjoy alongside a rich, high quality else would you want to start your day? 

Honest to Goodness – Dame Court

Start your day right and choose from the tempting options of granola, pancakes or porridge. There is also a large array of extra sides so you can create your own you like it. Honest to Goodness is also known for its friendly & hard working staff. 

Avoca –  Suffolk street

From a small tea and coffee station selling home baking in the corner of one of the shops, the Avoca food experience has taken on a life of its own. Browse the unique and colourful items in the Avoca store, after which you can enjoy some breakfast in the award-winning Café at the top of the store. Choose from cold pressed juices, Avoca power porridge, baskets of toasted breads, jams and marmalades and home-made scones! The list is endless. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of Avoca. 

Full Irish Breakfast

For some of us a ‘Full Irish’ is the only way to go. This usually includes bacon, sausages, eggs and a variety of other cooked foods. This is so popular in Ireland that many cafés and pubs offer this meal at any time of day as an "all-day breakfast". Read on to see some of our favourite picks…

Murrays Bar - O'Connell Street 

Situated on O'Connell street Murrays Bar serves up one of the best Full Irish Breakfasts in Dublin. They offer a wide variety on their breakfast menu making it suitable for everyone. Head along to experience tasty food and a great atmophere in the middle of the city. 

Lundy Foots - Temple Bar 

Lundy Foots is a new bar situated in the heart of Temple Bar. This bar is a great place to fuel up for a day of exploring Dublin city. They serve up a delicious vegetarian breakfast option along with a great full Irish. 

Gerrys -  Montague street

Widely known for its ‘Scrumptious’ full Irish breakfast, excellent value and friendly service, you do not want to miss out on this one! Go and try it for yourself. 


Taste Food Company – South William Street

Choose from the full or mega hot breakfast. Not so hungry? They also have some tempting pancakes, scones & a variety of eggs done the way you want.

Farmer browns – Bath Avenue

Try ‘The Marvin’ breakfast which includes all you need for your hot Irish breakfast. Breakfast is served here from 10am – 1pm so make your breakfast ... brunch! With their very own vegetable garden, you can enjoy fresh and seasonal produce. Yummy.

Flanagans – O’Connoll Street

Set in the heart of O’Connell Street, enjoy a tasty hot breakfast in a lovely atmosphere - with the famous Spire just outside the door. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with Belgian waffles or ‘Flanagan’s pancake stack’ which is, not surprisingly, a popular choice.  

Kylemore Cafe – O’Connoll Street

Kyelmore Café is pretty much famous in Dublin. Set in the buzzing O’Connell Street, it is a very busy spot with all walks of life passing through on a daily basis. They have lots of variety served throughout the day including of course, every hot item you could possibly want to create your own big Irish breakfast. Enjoy!       

European Cuisine

Want to try something different? Treat your taste buds to an alternative cultured breakfast with some Italian or French cuisine!

Il Valentino Bakery and Café -  Grand Canal Harbour

After living in Italy and returning to Ireland, the family missed the local Italian bakeries that baked fresh crusty breads daily. Il Valentino is a family business that want to offer real bread to their customers. With a huge variety of cakes and their selection of Italian honeys and pastries, you must drop in. Their themed weekends are widely known with October’s theme being ‘Apple comforts’. Yummy 

Lgueuleton – Fade Street

Fancy a French brunch with friends? Of course you do. Enjoy fine French bistro food in a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Choose from poached eggs benedict, wild mushroom toasties or French Crèpes with Smoked Bacon, to name just a few, and dine in this rustic & pleasant setting.  


We all know that cafes & restaurants offer a vegetarian option to their customers, but we wanted to know, where you can get an extra-large variety of extra-tasty options?

Cornucopia – Wicklow Street


Cornucopia produce delicious home-cooked vegetarian & vegan friendly breakfasts 7 days a week. They are a well-known vegetarian and wholefood restaurant. Enjoy a 5 item hot breakfast; create your own with choices such as vegan sausages, home-made hash browns, roasted chilli mushrooms or scrambled tofu. Take away your favourite meal or dine in and relax in the artistically designed dining areas.


A fun option 

Yogism – Georges Arcade


Yogism have a strong reputation for the best ‘Frozen Yoghurt’ around Dublin. With almost 50 toppings to choose from you can truly make your own creation, no matter how strange!In their own words, they have become ‘obsessed’ with their breakfast offering. Loads of healthy options to pick from and you can top it with … you guessed it… Frozen Yoghurt. A fun atmosphere to arrive into & leave with a smile on your face.

Breakfast on the go

We all live such busy lives these days. If you are always on the go and in a hurry (as per the usual morning rush) but you really fancy a tasty morning treat, don’t skip breakfast…nip into...

CoCu Kitchen

With 3 locations around Dublin City: Baggot Street Upper, Hatch Street Upper and Chatham Street.They take their coffee seriously, so pop in and say hello to the skilled barista's and order yourself a ground fresh tasty coffee. Choose from the tempting breakfast options such as breakfast pots, CoCu porridge with a selection of toppings, energy pots & smoothies. CoCu is a fast food joint – with a healthy twist. 

The Best Coffee in Dublin?


There are A LOT of establishments around our wonderful City where you can sip on a delicious coffee. However if we were to choose just one, we would choose:

 Fallon & Byrne – Exchequer Street.

 Fallon & Byrne only use grade A beans because they know they are worth the extra cost as they taste infinitely better. They claim to have a secret to their blend. Fallon & Byrne are very proud of their coffee & quite rightly so. Go and have a sip for yourself!

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