Before Stoneybatter had loads decent places to eat, there was SLICE. A spin-off of The Cake Cafe, Wexford St’s hidden gem, this intimate venue remains one of the area’s best loved spots.
Take a quick walk down the quiet Manor Place, past Maureen’s grocery store and you’ll see a Terrazzo floor spelling out the word SLICE. A modest, white shopfront contrasts the colourful interiors of this tiny cafe, which serves up wholesome and tasty Irish food seven days a week.
The vibrant decor, menus and branding are by Pony Design, who are based in London but have done work for Panti Bar, Jameson and of course The Cake Cafe. Some of the Plates, aprons, tea-towels and cushions in SLICE are available for sale, as are the 3FE coffee products.
At weekends, there’s an all-day brunch menu right up until 5pm. Try the Sausage Scramble (scrambled eggs with Ed Hicks Merguez Sausages, Avocado, Creme Fraiche and Coriander) washed down with a prosecco cocktail. Breakfast and lunch are available all week but it’s worth paying attention to the daily specials. There’s €5 Pancakes Tuesdays, French Toast Fridays and Durty Donut Thursdays.
The SLICE chefs take their donuts very seriously and go to great lengths to come up with innovative fillings such as: Double Decker Chocolate and Loop the Loop ice cream. If you fancy something a little less decadent, grab yourself a Virtuous Seed and Nut Slice or a slice of Courgette Cake.
Be warned seating is limited and you might have to wait for a table. Private parties are popular for groups of 15-30 people, and delivery is available. Check Michelle’s blogfor events and workshops held at both cafes.
56 Manor Place Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
+353 1 445 6100
Mon – Fri: 8 to 5
Sat – Sun: 9 to 5