Where to Eat and Drink in the Creative Quarter


The Creative Quarter is the quarter you want to be in. The other three quarters? Well, we won’t even mention them. So clear your next day off and prepare for a day of great food, blissfully aimless shopping and too much coffee. Here’s how we would spend it... (and in case you're not sure where we're talking about, here's a map too)

Morning...

Start off in the Pepperpot Café in the Powerscourt Centre for breakfast. Whilst we’re big fans of their famous pear and bacon sandwich (it’s worth the hype), their scrambled eggs are also spot on.

Afterwards, poke your head into homeware shop Article, before walking down South William St to Clement & Pekoe for coffee. The bench outside is one of the best places for people-watching in the city, if you can nab a spot. If it's too cold for that there's plenty of indoor seats too.

Lunchtime...

Head to Industry & Co. on Drury Street for Ottolenghi-style meats and salads, and have a browse around the shop afterwards. They’ve also just started opening on Friday and Saturday evenings - details on that here.

If the weather is good, Blazing Salads is a great spot for a takeaway salad to bring to Stephen's Green, and if you want to finish with something sweet, head over to The Cupcake Bloke’s stall on Coppinger Row, which is usually there Thursday - Saturday.

Get your afternoon coffee fix from Kaph on Drury Street, one of our favourite cafés in town. The seating upstairs is a nice place to get some work done but be warned, it can be packed. If you’re still feeling peckish, go for the quintessential pint and toastie in Grogan's. It’s nothing fancy but it hits the spot.