Whether you're planning a fun weekend away in Dublin with the boys or a romantic long weekend with your partner, it's likely that you'll pay a visit to Temple Bar at the heart of Dublin's riverside nightlife. But after a heavy night on the black stuff, you'll almost certainly need some sustenance to boost your energy for another busy day of sightseeing.
Take a look at our three favourite Irish breakfast takeaways in Temple Bar and the surrounding Dublin city centre and you'll soon realise why this city has such a reputation for its hearty breakfasts, almost as much as its Guinness!
1. Full Irish Breakfast – Café Bliss
One of the best value full Irish breakfasts you'll be able to order in the vicinity of Temple Bar is Café Bliss. They serve their Full Breakfast all day here, so you don't have to worry about setting your alarm clock first thing in the morning! With heaps of meat, crispy hash browns, traditional white pudding and spicy wedges it's a heady mix to get you up and running. If you wake up feeling all 'middle class' the café's Breakfast Eggs Benedict on a toasted bagel with melt-in-the-mouth roasted ham is a real delight. For those with more of a sweet tooth, make sure you get a load of their Breakfast French Toast, which comes with lashings of sticky maple syrup and a choice of either chopped banana or raspberries garnished on top.
2. Creamy Scrambled Eggs – The Landsdowne Hotel
The Lansdowne Hotel is a little walk south-east of Temple Bar, but fortunately these guys come up trumps and deliver breakfast to your door in the morning. Their creamy scrambled egg is the perfect stomach-settler after a big session on the Guinness and will also give you plenty of protein and energy to tackle the sights and sounds of the Irish capital for the rest of the day. If you don't rise from your bed until midday, you might as well get a load of the hotel's ample lunch options too. Their Daily Hot Roast Sandwich is jam-packed with 100% Irish meat and complementary sauces and changes every day to keep things fresh.
3. Fresh Orange Juice – Fallon & Byrne
For those requiring a little pep in their step, there's no better Guinness hangover cure than a nice cool glass of freshly squeezed orange juice from the guys at Fallon & Byrne. They also do a host of hearty soups served with crusty soda bread which make for the ideal brunch time snack if you miss breakfast. If you feel like your body is craving some goodness, but you want to enjoy some vibrant flavours at the same time, make sure you check out their really interesting Thai Spiced Carrot & Red Rice Salad, which is packed full of nutrients and has a spectacular Asian kick of ginger, red chili, garlic and lemongrass. Nevertheless, if you really need that sugar rush, you can also order a crunch caramel square or a gooey chocolate brownie to complement that OJ nicely!
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