These two Drogheda boys are part of a wave of inspired, returned emigrants that are doing exciting things across Ireland. After brief stints in Joe’s Coffee and Brother Hubbard respectively, they came up with a simple plan: take all of the best elements from their favourite cafes across the world, and combine them in one venue.
The first thing you’ll notice is the minimalist, Danish-inspired, interiors by Terry Design, of Rathmines’ Grove Rd and Belfast’s Established fame. Previously a fried chicken joint, the space has been stripped back and given a slick sheen; the use of lighting is of particular note.
The menu pays homage to the owner’s (Taurean Roche and Kevin Coughlan) love of Melbourne and it’s cafe scene. It offers light and healthy dishes such as Sweet Corn Fritters, and a Super Foods Salad – a good excuse to order a Prosecco or Mimosa. Weekends are all about brunch here, but sandwiches and lunch items are available on weekdays. Again, food presentation is all about style.
There’s a retail section too, with international coffee blends and artisan chocolates. Bags of Root and Branch, the house coffee, sit alongside guest roasters which get poured through various filter types. Cold press juices are available and tea is by Wall and Keogh.
Professional service completes the package that has a mixed crowd, of all ages, queueing for a table every weekend.
375 North Circular Rd, Dublin 7
Monday – Friday 7 – 4
Saturday & Sunday 9 – 4