As winter still holds Dublin in its grasp, there is no better time than this to find a warm cosy café and have a nice cup of tea or a hot chocolate. Foam on 24 Strand Street Great, just off Jervis Street and the Italian Quarter is worth seeing as its crazy interior is guaranteed to shake that gray-day-grumpiness off anyone! Spread over two floors the café offers an impressive menu including pizzas, salads, tapas, omelettes, pastas and soups to choose from; not to forget the many delicious cakes that attract passers-by at the window. My white tea was served in a beautiful elephant tea pot and I think if an elephant would actually stand in the middle of the room, no one would give it a second look as it would blend in the lovely chaos so perfectly.
It would be easy to walk by this Mexican restaurant/tequila cocktail bar on South Great Georges Street, but luckily we did peek in through the narrow door way. The interior is fantastic, colourful and minimalist at the same time. This restaurant hosts Dublin’s largest premium tequila selection and offers straight forward Mexican food. I stayed away from the tequila and tried a Mexican lemonade instead. To be honest, the food could’ve been better, but I’ll come back for sure; maybe on one Margarita Monday or Taco Tuesday who knows.
I’ve been missing those Saturday night dinners with my friends at our favorite Thai restaurant in Brussels. Exchanging news after the working week, laughs around the table, a glass of wine or two and that absolutely delicious food. But now, I found this to relieve the pain. When you first step into KOH, you arrive at the darkly lit cocktail lounge that looks all hip and trendy with dark grey sofas and a long bar. And if it’s more than a Martini and a snack you’re after, you can walk past the wooden flowers screens and get a table at the a la carte restaurant at the back. At first glance there aren’t many vegetarian options on the menu, but the wonderful staff is ready to prepare almost any dish with tofu and serve it with brown rice; simply fantastic! Now, how could I gather all my friends around the table again…
An independent family-owned company serving “Dublin’s finest wholefood & Vegetarian deli” sounds almost too good to be true. You can find home baked bread, freshly pressed juice, a plentiful salad bar, warm dishes, soups of the day, frozen take-away, organic cookies, tea and conserves, as well as a good variety of home made sweet and salty pastries; All in the small deli no bigger than an average bedroom! And the good news don’t end there: Blazing salads emphasizes on whole and seasonal ingredients, most of the dishes are wheat and gluten free, vegetarian or vegan, and most importantly delicious! The wheat free tofu pizza was a perfect snack on the way home. (Yes, Jojo, You could’ve had that!) Jacket: Zadig&Voltaire, Jeans: Tiger of Sweden, Sneakers: Converse, Bag: Mulberry. The brand of the T-shirt is unknown as the tags were cut off when I bought it