A brunch destination since 2012, Brother Hubbard’s well-priced, well-presented food and stripped-down décor are welcome additions to Dublin’s café scene. After expanding to a second spot on Harrington Street across the River Liffey in 2014 with instant success, the owners have upped the ante. Both locations now offer seasonal lunches and the original serves up evening mezze Tuesday through Saturday (reservations recommended). Menus are small but inventive, striking the perfect balance of wholesome and indulgent that leave guests full for hours. The modern, friendly atmosphere wouldn’t feel out of place in London or New York but has proved popular among Dubliners all the same. There’s almost always a line out the door.
Time Out tip: The Northside’s courtyard is not just an al fresco dining option, but also a great spot to reserve for your next event.
Nearby (the original):
Winding Stair: To immerse yourself in one of the UNESCO City of Literature’s literary treasures
Pantibar: For homoerotic fun with the city’s LGBTI community
Ha’penny Bridge: For a step back in time on the cast-iron connection across the River Liffey