26 Parkgate Street, Dublin 8
A funky New York-style diner on the red Luas line (hop off at Heuston), Juno’s Café offers a tasty weekend brunch menu that won’t break the bank. From classics like Eggs Benedict and Florentine to hunger-busters like the Full Irish breakfast and – how could we resist – the Chip Buttie, all tastes are catered for!
While you’re there, check out… the Phoenix Park.
Juno’s is located right beside Phoenix Park, a 1,750-acre leafy oasis that also happens to be one of the largest walled gardens in Europe. Though just minutes from the city-centre, you’ll enjoy a slice of urban solace as you take in the park’s array of flowers, trees, and even wild deer who freely roam its green fields. Also located in the park is Áras an Úachtaráin (the President’s residence) and Dublin Zoo.
51 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
If it’s warm and homely you’re after, look no further than Dux & Co. Conveniently located on the Dublin’s River Liffey in the heart of the city, this restaurant (which offers BYOB dining in the evenings) feels more like a friend’s cosy front-room, with pretty floral wallpapers and vintage plates and cutlery. Brunch is a tasty affair, with locally-sourced quirky offerings like Spanish Scramble and the Farmer’s Plate.
While you’re there, check out… The Ha’Penny Bridge
From its location on the quays, Dux looks out onto the iconic Ha’Penny Bridge; a cast-iron structure dating back to 1816. Though its official title is the ‘Liffey Bridge’, it’s more commonly known as the Ha’Penny Bridge, since back in the day, punters used to pay a half-penny to cross it!