The festive season just has to be my favourite time of the year in Dublin. Irish people really know how to embrace the Christmas spirit and make it a magic time. Every year the season seems to start earlier but that’s not a bad complaint when you love Christmas.
Located on the first floor of the beautiful Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on South William Street, The Pepper Pot café is one of Dublin city centre’s best and busiest independent cafes. Quirky tablecloths, mismatched vintage crockery and adorable teapots make it a lovely spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch in Dublin.
Ugly Duckling Dublin, nested in the Epicurean Food Hall on Liffey Street Lower, is the place I go to when I want a ridiculously tasty sandwich. It’s owned and run by two best friends, Derek Marsden and Darragh Nugent, both of whom know how to put smiles on the faces of their regulars with welcoming customer service and mouthwatering sandwich concoctions.