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The Breakfast Club

Breakfast, we are sure you agree, is the most important meal of the day, so there’s no excuse not to make an occasion out of it and celebrate the best meal of the day in some of our favourite Dublin spots.

Why not head first to the Stella Diner, where there’s a huge range of hearty classics on offer. Kick things off old school with some fried eggs and home fries, or take things up a notch with some American-style pancakes. There’s blueberry and buttermilk syrup to choose from, or, if you really want to push the boat (and your waistline) out, why not go for both? Of course, no American diner worth its salt would forgo filter coffee, and we have plenty of it (not to mention free refills) – perfect to get your morning started right.

Located on the top floor of The Devlin and still in the spirit of calorific consumption, head to Layla’s, which offers one of the most sumptuous brunch spreads in the city. we usually go for the poached organic eggs benedict (the sausage and Kellys pudding is our tip), before rounding things off with some buttermilk pancakes, complete with toasted pecans, mascarpone and salted caramel sauce. Divine. If that spread leaves you feeling slightly guilty, opt for one of our healthy juices to wash it down with – we have everything from fresh apple and ginger to good old fashioned freshly squeezed orange juice.

Another (breakfast) room with a view is Sophie’s, perched atop The Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street. We are all about the eggs here, and why not, given the range available? Plump for the poached eggs with toasted, buttered muffins and topped with spinach and smoke salmon, or crispy bacon. For something fruitier, how about french toast, mixed berries with a choice of whipped cream, caramelised bananas or vanilla ice cream? Of course, if you are old fashioned, you might prefer the full Irish breakfast, which is guaranteed to set you up for the day.

 

This article originally appeared in Issue #1 of Press, a quarterly publication from Press Up.