Brunch Dublin Has to Offer: 16 Stunning Spots for a Bite in 2022

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

In search of the best brunch Dublin has to offer? This guide will make your belly happy!

  • 1. Alma (Portobello)
  • 2. One Society (Lower Gardiner Street)
  • 3. As One (City Quay, Dublin 2)
  • 4. WUFF (Smithfield)
  • 5. Farmer Browns (Rathmines)
  • 1. Brother Hubbard (Capel St. and Harrington St.)
  • 2. The Hungry Duck (Kimmage)
  • 3. Social Fabric Café (Stoneybatter)
  • 4. Two Pups (The Liberties)
  • 5. San Lorenzo’s (South Great George’s Street)
  • 6. Urbanity (Smithfield)
  • 1. Thundercut Alley (Smithfield)
  • 2. Beef & Lobster (Temple Bar)
  • 3. Platform 61 (South William Street)
  • What is the best brunch in Dublin?
  • Where does bottomless brunch in Dublin?
1. Alma (Portobello)

If you visit, give their ‘Smokey West Corkey Pancakes’ a bash. These are buttermilk pancakes that come with goat’s cheese cream, smoked salmon and two poached eggs.

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Their ‘Brekkie’ (roasted bacon, free range fried egg, roasted tomato, black pudding crumbs, grilled portobello mushrooms and Ballymaloe relish on Tartine organic ciabatta) also packs a punch.

2. One Society (Lower Gardiner Street)

The ‘Lunch ‘n Brunch’ menu here is a winner. There are 8 different types of pancakes (including a ‘Hangover Stack’ with 2 pancakes topped with ricotta cheese, crispy bacon, Tabasco sauce dripping in maple syrup).

There’s also lots of savouryt goodnes here, from their grilled piri-piri halloumi burger and the gooey cheese and nduja toastie to the breakfast bun and plenty more.

Here, you’ll find a fine bit of seating both inside and outside. If you’re visiting solo, you’ll find small tables where you can kick-back with a book and a coffee.

4. WUFF (Smithfield)
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WUFF is another Dublin brunch banger! Not only is their food fresh and filling, but the menu is extensive too.

With a brunch menu that serves up everything from chorizo Benedict to an open rib-eye steak sandwich, there’s no chance you’ll be leaving Wuff hungry!

There’s also everything from nutella crepe pancakes and chorizo benedict to a veggie breakfast and a pulled jackfruit sandwich. This is one of the more popular places for brunch in Dublin for good reason.

5. Farmer Browns (Rathmines)

In my opinion, the huevos rancheros (eggs, chorizo stew, paprika fries, avocado smash, tortillas, toasted black beans, tossed salad with quinoa, ranch and salsa verde) are what make this one of the best brunch spots in Dublin.

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There’s also a beaut of a breakfast burrito (flour tortilla grilled & stuffed with free-range scrambled eggs, cheddar, avocado, pork & leek sausage, smoked streaky bacon with ‘Ballymaloe’ relish) and plenty more to try.

1. Brother Hubbard (Capel St. and Harrington St.)

With two locations in the city and a sign out front that says “This is the café you have been looking for”, Brother Hubbard is one of the best places for brunch in Dublin.

Their Middle Eastern-inspired menu offers signature dishes like halloumi sabiche, Moroccan pancakes, and Turkish eggs with cinnamon buns.

Craving something sweet? The café’s French toast with coconut mascarpone and white chocolate will be your sweet morning fix. Everything you order at this café is made from scratch and brunch is available until 4 pm.

2. The Hungry Duck (Kimmage)
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After reading features on the Hungry Duck in both the Irish Times and the Sunday Independent, I decided to mosey down to this Dublin brunch spot at the start of the year.

3. Social Fabric Café (Stoneybatter)

Situated inside a former post office in Stoneybatter, the menu at Social Fabric Café boasts everything from lip-smackingly-good buttermilk pancakes and a packed breakfast burrito to a finely made ‘Social Fry’ and more.

Social Fabric Café is, to our knowledge, one of only a handful of pet-friendly brunch places in Dublin, if you’re looking to dine with your pooch!

4. Two Pups (The Liberties)

Alongside their excellent filter coffees, they do a stunner of an all-day brunch. The ‘Breakfast Dog’ (firehouse brioche with black pudding, white pudding, sausage, sliced pickled pink eggs, caramelised onion, banana ketchup and kewpie mayo) stealing the show.

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You’ll also find everything from granola and eggs on avocado toast to baked aubergine and more. This is one of the busier places for brunch in Dublin, so you’ll likely have to queue for a bit.

5. San Lorenzo’s (South Great George’s Street)

This is, unsurprisingly enough, an Italian restaurant that cooks with a New York flair. Booking here is an absolute must!

As for the menu, expect to find everything from coco pops crunchy French toast and the signature brunch of champions to delicacies like brunch tacos and Belgian waffle sundaes.

If you wish to splash out, go for the lobster Benedict. They also have an extensive cocktail list if you don’t mind drinking early in the day.

6. Urbanity (Smithfield)
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Here, you’ll find a bright and airy space where chefs dish up beautifully- prepped food and superb fresh coffee. Food wise, it’s hard to beat their pork & Emmental croquettes.

However, the organic scrambled eggs (with buttered greens, chives, Firehouse sourdough toast) to raspberry and banana smoothie are worth wrapping your nashers around, too.

Our favourite places for bottomless brunch in Dublin

The final section of our guide tackles the best spots for bottomless brunch in Dublin, and there’s some tough competition.

I’ve only popped in three of my favourites below – you can find a full list of where’s still doing bottomless brunch in this guide.

1. Thundercut Alley (Smithfield)
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With its funky graffiti décor, Thundercut Alley is one of the most popular brunch places in Dublin, and it has a mighty bottomless option that starts at €18.50.

Thundercut Alley’s Mexican menu contains everything from cheesy nachos with pork or chicken to tacos with scrambled eggs and bacon to much, much more.

Drinks wise, on the bottomless menu you’ll find the standard Mimosas and Bellinis. There’s a handful of other cocktails, like a chica magarita, for €8.50 a pop.

2. Beef & Lobster (Temple Bar)

Located on Parliament Street in Temple Bar, Beef & Lobster is all about surf and turf and they’re known for dishing up some of the most popular bottomless brunch Dublin has to offer.

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I was here recently enough and the buttermilk fried chicken and waffles were cracking (although, if you want to push the boat out, the lobsters and steaks look the business!).

Bottomless brunch at Beef & Lobster is 1hr and 45-minute affair that includes bottomless Mimosas or Bellinis for €19.95.

3. Platform 61 (South William Street)

Platform 61 is an intimate restaurant tucked away on South William Street and it’s one of the more overlooked places for a bottomless brunch Dublin City has to offer.

Especially as it runs bottomless brunch Monday to Sunday! Platform 61 is a New York subway-inspired restaurant with a creative menu packed with plenty of meat and vegan options.

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You can enjoy bottomless Mimosas for €18 per person (food not included). Food wise, the Huevos Rancheros and the Eggs Benedict are a clear crowd pleaser.

Brunch Dublin: Where have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places for brunch in Dublin in the guide above.

If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!

FAQs about the best brunch Dublin has to offer

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What are the fanciest brunch spots Dublin has to offer?’ to ‘Which are the best for bottomless drinks?’.

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In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

What is the best brunch in Dublin?

In our opinion, you’ll get some of the best brunch Dublin has to offer can be found in Alma, One Society, As One and WUFF.

Where does bottomless brunch in Dublin?

Several places do some solid bottomless brunch in Dublin City, with Thundercut Alley, Beef & Lobster and Platform 61 topping the list, in my opinion.

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