Cloud Picker, the Dublin-based micro coffee roasters have opened their first stand alone café on Pearse Street. For the past 9 years they've operated the café in the Science Gallery, but having been wanted to move into their own site, with their own rules. They've taken over the old projector room for the Academy Cinema just across the road, and will be open for breakfast and lunch from Monday - Friday.
The breakfast menu includes things like eggs on toasted challah with seasonal greens, wild mushrooms and Cloud Picker coffee bacon jam, overnight oats with prune syrup, quince, apricot jam and toasted seeds, and Polish yeast buns with blueberries, raspberries, walnuts, cane sugar and cardamom. Lunch features schnitzel or homemade kielbasa sausage sandwiches with fermented sriracha, homemade gherkins or sauerkraut, daily changing soups and Ottolenghi-inspired salads, plus the café’s signature stew - owner Peter’s Mum’s beef goulash (he's originally from Poland).
Cloud Picker was started in 2013 by partners Frank Kavanagh and Peter Sztal, who gave up jobs in graphic design and corporate banking to roast speciality coffee from around the world at their roastery on Sheriff Street. They supply cafés and restaurants around their country, but this is their first fully solo project. They're placing a big emphasis on waste reduction, and as well as a discount for reusable cups, they'll also be offering discounts for people who bring their own food containers. They're also selling their coffee beans and grinds in reusable containers, so no excuses for upping your waste quotient.
Cloud Picker Café is open from Monday - Friday from 07:00 - 15:00 for breakfast, lunch and coffee, eat in and take away.
Cloud Picker Café
42 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00