Midweek Hideaways You’ll Only Find In Dublin
We all know that the madness of office life can sometimes lead to insanity, so we thought we’d share some of our personal favourite cosy mid week hideaways to beat those mid week blues!
Whether you want to curl up with a good book or people watch from the window with a coffee, for you busy bees in need of a midweek escape, these hidden gems will see you straight…
Located directly across the road from the back of Arnotts on Middle Abbey Street, Adelphi is the perfect spot for an after work drink or a bit of grub. It’s cosy and intimate enough to be your own living room. From live sports and craft beer to bottomless brunch, Adelphi has something for every kind of midweek retreat.
Idlewild is fast becoming a popular favourite in Dublin’s Creative Quarter. With its velvet green couches, glistening disco ball and sleek bar, this place is sure to turn into the city’s next hotspot. The perfect neighbourhood hangout, Idlewild was inspired by the secret love affair of JFK and Marilyn Monroe. Insider scoop: The stairs down to the bathroom glisten like a LuMee phone cover providing quite possibly the best selfie light in Dublin. You heard it here first guys!
Laine My Love, is definitely a trendy favourite on Talbot Street with great coffee to boot. Sit at the window on a rainy day looking up at the train bridge, and you may well drift into day dreams of sitting in a New York café. With regulars flocking through the doors every lunch time, you know it’s a good spot to escape from the madness of the office.
Good old Ann and her homemade food! Can’t get enough? Well head on over to North Earl Street for a huge selection of yummy lunch options. Nothing beats the atmosphere of sitting in one of their homely cafes which can also be found on Moore Street and Mary Street (Try to grab a spot on the 2nd floor by the window – the perfect spot for people watching over the busy streets below!).
Looking for somewhere different? Look no further. Drury Street was once home to Dublin’s rag trade so the aptly named bar is well suited to the Creative Quarter. What is now a hub spot of trendy restaurants and bars, used to be home to textile warehouses and offices. This eclectic, cosy bar exudes authenticity from this era through its bespoke interiors.
The coffee aficionados have opened this new location, delighting us with another option to get our caffeine fix. Drop in to their coffee HQ where you can also pick up all your coffee needs for at home such as ice coffee makers and hand grinders.
Believe it or not, the Rolling Donut kiosk has been located on O’Connell Street since 1978, so when we heard they were opening an artisan donut shop we were very intrigued. With flavours such as pistachio salted caramel, the dub and hipsters paradise to choose from you better get in quick. Like all good things these days, once their gone, their gone.
With their name being a play on “counter culture,” Cocu serve up fast over the counter food using only local, seasonal and healthy ingredients. It means that all you busy people out there can still eat healthy, in between your busy lifestyle! Located on Chatham Street, Cocu was born out of love to cater for those busy bees in need of a guilt free fix!
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