Brother Hubbard, North City, Dublin

I had been looking forward to visiting Dublin for a little while now; it was one of the first cities I booked myself in for. Once there, I was keen to check out the best of the bunch. And currently ranked #1 on Zomato is a brunch-y spot called Brother Hubbard. There’s two branches of the cafe, one north, one south. I crossed the Liffey to find a spot in the North store just before the afternoon rush. It’s a lovely experience, befitting of its high praise and worthy of a queue. Though here in Ireland, a queue is never that long. The service at Brother Hubbard is fantastic, I was impressed with my Moroccan-style semolina pancakes (€10.50). White chocolate mascarpone should be a national treasure. It works so well on the fluffy pancakes. Salted date caramel, pineapple and coconut flavours bounces off the plate and onto your tongue. It’s a great level of sweetness, a tantalising contrast of textures and a perfectly sized serve. At Brother Hubbard much of the menu has slight quirks and tweaks, that keep it an interesting enough to stand out from the usual breakfast game. Also it’s highly seasonal, so worth being a regular too.

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9.5/10

Brother Hubbard Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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