Little Bird: Pilates, Lattes & Comfort Food

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From the flavoured waters, to the carefully selected artworks and the fancy hand soap – it’s the finer details that let you know a lot of love has been poured into Little Bird, Dublin’s first Yoga Cafe.

A further indicator might be that manager, Cormac, responded to an ad for someone with “a good head and a good heart” to run the food and beverage side of the business. Or maybe it’s the compostable packaging or the regular events in support of the 20/20, a charity helping coffee growers.

As a former architect, owner Eileen favours Scandinavian design and it’s generous use of lighting, for the cafe as well as the yoga studio. There’s a old Bavarian beer table and the parquet floor is from an English boarding school. Outside, herbs for the kitchen grow under a large “Yoga for Coffee Lovers” billboard. The building was once a pet shop, but now yoga and pilates classes run 7 days a week in back room where the ‘little birds’ were kept.

The handmade paper menus list a range of healthy meals, with mostly organic ingredients from local producers. You might notice a few South American twists (the chef is Venezuelan). Scones are a best seller and normally sell out by lunch time. Wall and Keogh do the tea, but Barry’s is available too. Coffee is Badger and Dodo.

82 South Circular Rd, Portobello, Dublin 8

8 am – 8 pm Mon -Fri
10 am – 4 pm Sat – Sun


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