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Formerly home to the Boland family, who owned what was once Ireland’s largest bakery just around the corner – Capel St again houses one of Dublin’s most prominent bake houses.
When the GFC hit, Caryna Camerino was tasked with the unfortunate job of laying off masses of workers in the construction industry and turned to baking as her stress relief. From these dark days grew Caryna’s cakes, which has been awarded ‘Best in Ireland’ by McKenna’s Guides/Bridgestone Award every year since 2012. The company has opened Camerino now supplies 30 other venues.
At Camino everything is freshly baked using premium ingredients and “lovin’ from the oven” that previously took up residence in the galley of Dublin’s Boat Restaurant. It now sits comfortably surrounded by salvaged interiors by Elemental (The Fumbally, Vice Coffee Inc etc).
Custom-made wedding and birthday cakes, a speciality, are on display in the window. At the counter you’ll find award winning favourites such as Raspberry Almond Squares and Chocolate Fudge Brownies. Amidst all of this decadence sits a till system with an eye-catching wooden case. It was handcrafted a friend of Caryna’s, the man behind Baressential Soaps.
While there is no seating, soup and sandwiches are available to take away. Tea is by Clement and Pekoe and coffee is by Roasted Brown. The Camerino family has a long history with coffee – relatives that remained in Italy founded the famous ‘Cafffe Camerino’ roasters and cafes. For more info on the family history, as well as insightful musings, check out the baker’s blog.
158 Capel St, Dublin 1,
(01) 537 7755
Mon-Fri 7.30am – 5pm Sat 11am – 4.30pm Sun Closed