Outside Bibi's — Photo courtesy of Bibi's
For the young twenty-something, it can be difficult to ignore the allure of brunch; it costs less than a dinner out and yet you can order extra upon extra without feeling too much of a sting at the end when you hand over your debit card. It's almost like the graduate worker's indulgence in that you can't afford to be dining out regularly, so brunch comes in as a happy medium of splashing out within reason.
Bibi's is one of the most interesting spots to enjoy a well-priced brunch. Tucked away within a heavily residential area of Portobello in Dublin, this café is the definition of a 'neighborhood café' that caters to those in the know. The interior is small, but cozy and this place specializes in only breakfast, brunch and lunch; the quality of these meals is reflected accordingly.
Perfect brunch fare — Photo courtesy of Bibi's
Not only do they have the usual fare of eggs in a variety of fashions, they also have interesting and inventive ways of doing them. Expect fried eggs on sourdough with a spicy butternut squash hummus and a sumac and red onion salad - it's these types of added extras that set this place apart from the rest.
Their perfect croque monsieur represents the ideal comfort stodge and tea comes with a complimentary corner of cake that will most likely incite you to buy a whole one. The prices are decent, the fare is supreme and the staff is super friendly. You can't really ask for much more from your first meal of the day.