Fancy a delicious breakfast in Dublin? Well, you’re in luck because we have everything here from budget full Irish breakfasts to fancy eggs benedict and flakey, fresh crossants.
Whether you’re after grabbing something on the way to work or enjoying a sit down meal with a view, there’s something for you. Check out our list of the best breakfasts in Dublin for some tasty inspiration.
1. Joy of Cha
📍10 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 TF24
This gorgeous gastro cafe just has to make the list of best breakfast spots in Dublin. It’s a cosy little tea shop selling loose tea and serving delicious, all day breakfasts. Joy of Cha even has a little seating area outside to enjoy on warmer days.
The menu is so extensive that you really have to see it to believe it. There you can indulge in a delicious full Irish breakfast (plus a vegetarian version), an American breakfast with pancakes, scrambled egg and bacon and a whole host of other tasty options. They serve delicious coffee, of course but everything tastes even better washed down with a pot of freshly brewed tea.
Joy of Cha is open every day from 9 am – 9. 30 pm and while you’re there you can also stock up on a selection of loose tea leaves. It’s possible just to walk in and find a table here, and once you’re there you’re going to notice the mouthwatering cakes. Go on, treat yourself!
2. Lemon Jelly Cafe
📍Millennium Walkway, North City, Dublin 1, D01 Y027
At Lemon Jelly Cafe you can order a delicious breakfast until 2 pm. There’s so much to choose from, whether you want to stuff your face with a full Irish breakfast or choose from one of their light bites like French toast or a crossant with mozarella, tomato and pesto.
There is a vegetarian breakfast, plus so many other options for non-meat-eaters to choose from like sweet crepes and savoury crepes. You can enjoy it all with a lovely cup of fresh tea, coffee or even an invigorating smoothie. What a way to start the day!
📍2 Balfe St, Dublin 2
Balfe’s is a beautiful little brasserie and it’s the perfect place for a healthy breakfast. There is a whole section of the breakfast menu designed by two personal trainers and each of the three dishes is packed with protein.
The menu is perfect for a post-gym energy top-up. In particular, the BodyByrne breakfast, which consists of eggs, avocado black pudding, tomato and tons of turkey is sure to give you a boost in the morning.
There are other options too, including a completely vegan breakfast. Plus, plenty of pastries and a large variety of fruit juices. Breakfast is served until 10.45 am on weekdays and then on weekends you can enjoy brunch instead until 3.45 pm.
4. Keogh’s Cafe
📍1-2 Trinity Street, Dublin 2, D02A440
Keogh’s Cafe has been around for over 28 years and there’s a reason why there are queues to even get into this place. It’s super popular because the chefs have used those 28 years to craft the most delicious menu.
The pastries here are absolutely mouthwatering, from fresh muffins to homemade scones and crossants. Pair a couple of these with a coffee and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast to go. However, if you’re looking for the sit down experience, you’re going to want to try something from the breakfast menu.
The breakfast menu isn’t huge but it doesn’t need to be. You can enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast or a mini Irish breakfast if you don’t think your stomach can handle a big one. Plus, there’s a tasty vegetarian option.
5. The Bakehouse
📍6 Bachelors Walk, North City, Dublin 1, D01 C953
📍28/29, The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, IFSC, Dublin 1
There are two Bakehouse locations in Dublin: one in the CHQ building and another on Bachelor’s Walk. Both are fantastic places to indulge in a hearty breakfast.
The one on Bachelor’s Walk serves tasty cakes, breakfast buns and bowls. It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee and a quick sausage butty on your way to work.
If you’re looking for a sit down meal then head to the CHQ location. The booths are super comfy, featuring old cinema seats and you can enjoy dishes like pancakes, bacon and potato hash, a vegan bloomer and a Bakehouse grill (Irish breakfast). The breakfast menu is served until 12 pm every day.
📍23 Benburb St, Smithfield, Dublin, D07 VY07
You’ll find Wuff over in Dublin 7 and this super relaxed spot is the perfect place to chill in the morning. Between Tuesday and Friday you can reserve a table for breakfast and brunch, and this place is super popular, but on a weekend just walk in and see if there’s a table. They will even message you on Whatsap once your table is ready so you can do for a coffee while you wait.
On the breakfast menus you’ll find the classic belly-busters: a full Irish breakfast and a vegetarian option too. However, you’ll also find tasty crepes, a rather original chorizo benedict and some tempting, freshly baked crossants.
7. Brother Hubbard
There are now four Brother Hubbards in Dublin alone and you can even hire out one of the locations as a wedding venue. You might think that as a chain of restaurants this place would serve subpar food but you couldn’t be more wrong.
Here you’ll find Irish classics, including vegetarian options but you’ll also find some super exciting fare. There’s a pulled lamb shawarma plate, a ‘Porchetta’, with slow roasted, marinated pork and tomato and much, much more.
There are also tons of amazing bakes, including a couple of vegan options that sound absolutely divine and their restaurants are open seven days a week for breakfast and brunch. Everything is super tempting and you can book your table on the website.
8. Beanhive Coffee
📍26 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 FY28
Beanhive Coffee is absolutely one of the best breakfast spots in Dublin. Check out the full Irish breakfast for a meal that will make your mouth water as soon as it arrives at the table.
Breakfast is served all day and oh, it is a delicious affair. You can opt for a super breakfast if you’re really feeling hungry (we definitely would), a vegetarian and even a vegan breakfast!
A muffin and a hot drink will set you back €8 and there are gluten free muffins and cakes too! Plus, the ciabattas and wraps are not to be missed. They’re perfect for a breakfast on the go and in fact, all of the breakfast items are available to takeaway.
Whichever of these top Dublin breakfast spots you choose, you’re sure to enjoy something delicious. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options too and if you’re visiting from outside of Ireland then of course you’re going to want to enjoy a full Irish breakfast at one of these incredible restaurants!