No matter what's going on in the world, brunch will always be a constant. For a while it looked like the only brunch we'd be enjoying for the foreseeable future would come from our own kitchen, but sure enough the cities cafés and restaurants have stepped up to the plate, and now there's brunch to go, brunch for pre-order, and brunch boxes you can get delivered to your door. Here are some of our favourites right now.
Terenure favourite Circa are back in business with brunch (or lunch) served Thursday - Sundays from 12:00 - 16:00. The fish tacos are excellent with IPA battered cod, homemade hot sauce, red cabbage slaw, radish, lime and avocado, and you may struggle to stop reaching for the buttermilk bacon with maple mayo. Order for collection on their website.
Two Boys Brew
Two Boys Brew are operating a click and collect service and brunch is back on the menu. Great news for fans of their hotcakes, as the current incarnation with strawberries, lemon curd and vanilla mousse is worth the journey alone. We're also very much liking the look of their new tradie bap with free range egg, hash brown, homemade tomato & chilli relish, crumbled black pudding and rocket. Order in advance on their website.
Network's brunch box is available for delivery across Dublin every Saturday morning, and contains their three most popular dishes - pancakes, notions on toast and the brunch bap (one for food sharers). It's €35 for two or €65 for four, and you get a lot of food. See more info and order here.
Francophiles rejoice, brunch at L’Gueuleton is back with a brunch box for two people. For €15 you'll get spice bags with confit duck, crispy potatoes, onions, peppers and fried duck eggs. Get more info on their website.
In Rathgar, The Revolution has a brunch box for two available for collection or delivery, with coffee for two from Two Spots Coffee, two brunch mains, two brownies, a bottle of Prosecco and a bottle of orange juice to mix your own Mimosa’s at home. It's €49 and you can pre-order by calling them on 01 4064104 or send them a DM on Instagram.
Brunch from Krewe is best kept for a day when your hunger is not going to be easily pacified or you're feeling a little delicate. The Nola chicken with waffles is a feast with all major food groups represented, and the cocktails also look like they're worth investigating. Order for collection or delivery on their website.
Fowl Play At The Square Ball
Another one for the chicken lovers, Fowl Play’s brunch box feeds at least two, with starters, mains, sides, a bottle of Prosecco and orange juice or €60. There's also a quiz and a toy included. Order for collection or delivery. Full details on their website.
For a more Zen like food experience, Little Bird Cafe and Yoga on the South Circular Road are open for collection. The sweetcorn pancakes topped with black beans, tomato salsa, guasacasa and green leaves look like the perfect post workout treat (after you do your own yoga solo, that is. Booo...) See the menu on their website.
Just around the corner from Little Bird, neighbourhood favourite Bibi’s are back with their famous brunch dishes (and brownies) available for collection. The Turkish eggs are probably the best in Dublin. See the menu on their website.
Alma are back and fans will be delighted that their famous dulce de leche pancakes are available in a kit for two at €22. And yes, you can order extra dulce de leche, now is not the time to skimp. Available for collection and delivery on their website, and if you don't pre-order be prepared to queue.
For a Middle Eastern inspired brunch, Brother Hubbard is hard to beat, and fans are flocking back to the Dublin favourite since they reopened. The mezze plates and beef kofta burgers are excellent, or for something with maximum soakage the croques are all very good, especially with a side of patatas bravas and vegan aioli. See their full offering and order here.
Fable & Stey
Fable & Stey in Blackrock have limited amounts of their weekend brunch boxes for two for collection each Saturday and Sunday. You get six free range eggs, an avocado, half a loaf of their treacle soda bread, granola, yoghurt and compote, and two berry scones with raspbery chia jam for €28. Add on two mini prosecco bottles and it comes in at €40. Pre-order by calling them on 01 5610382.
The Pigeon House
The Pigeon House in Clontarf have just started weekend brunch for collection only, Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 - 15:00. Options include the avocado box with tomato salsa, a fried egg, feta cheese, dukka, harissa butter, salad and Bread 41 sourdough, apple soaked oats with vanilla yoghurt and berry compote, and buttermilk waffles with various toppings. Order when you get there - they're aiming to have food ready in 5-7 minutes. See the menu here.