we are a small, owner-run, independent café on dublin’s capel street (153 Capel St, Dublin 1 – a map is always useful if you’re lost).
we are open monday to friday, 8 – 5.30, and 10 – 5 on saturdays and sundays (we do all day brunch on both saturdays and sundays)
our focus is to do a good job, serving people simple, good food and drinks that they can enjoy, and that we can enjoy making and serving.
our menu is simple and small – so we can try and make things the best they can be.
we serve 3fe/has bean coffee, double-shot as standard (so your coffee always tastes like coffee) and a selection of wall & keogh teas – we also make our own homemade drinks (orange & lemon barley water / raspberry, apple & rose).
in the morning, we have a selection of baked goods for you to choose from – made fresh early in morning by us, in addition to a simple breakfast menu (which will expand over time).
at lunchtime, we put our selection of salads, sandwiches, soup and other items out on the counter. everything is fresh and made by us.
in the afternoon, there are more of our baked treats for you to choose.
coming over the next few months will be a constantly evolving menu, a really interesting courtyard space, where we will be putting in a 100% edible garden and we will also be opening in the evening times and hoping to host a few interesting events. we are also working on a bigger, better website!
we spend far too much time on twitter: @brother_hubbard
if you have any questions or comments, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org / 01-441 11 12). it means a lot to us to give our customers the best we can manage. that’s why we are here. so talk to us and help us do that for you.
some people have been kind enough to review brother hubbard – please see the section of the website for links to these reviews/articles! (see some highlights below)
“In terms of food, service and style, there is a level of sophistication going on here that will take some beating. Actually, I’d say excellent, nudging perfect.”
“A brownie looks underwhelming until it’s tasted and someone threatens to re-enact the scene from When Harry met Sally. A flourless orange and almond cake with chocolate ganache is fabulous; a cinnamon and walnut scroll heartbreakingly soft and fresh. ”
“Good coffees and the bill for a hugely-enjoyable lunch for three comes in under €40. Go early, be prepared to wait for a table. Your patience will be rewarded.”
“I am beside myself with joy when this arrives. It is the freshest, most vibrant salad I have seen in a Dublin café in forever and it is dressed with some glittering pomegranate seeds.”
“As we’re leaving, fully sated and glowing, I’m pleased to see a queue of people continues to build outside. Long may it last. I for one will be back, as this place sells the most glorious salads and cared-for sandwiches in town, not to mention the smiles and good vibes, a really scarce commodity in today’s market.”