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I am a big fan of Brother Hubbard on Capel Street, as you may know from my review earlier this year. They’ve since expanded, opening a smaller, takeaway place , Little Brother, next door on Capel Street, and more recently a brand new sister restaurant, Sister Sadie, on Harrington St in Dublin 8. Both places serve some of the best food in Dublin, particularly their brunch and lunch menus! If you’re a foodie or a coffee lover, you need to try them out!
Yesterday I met a friend for a late breakfast/ early brunch. After a funny mix up where I was headed to Sister Sadie, and she thought we were meeting at Little Brother, we finally got together on Capel Street after all. It was a miserably cold and damp day in Dublin in November, and by the time I got there after 11, I was starving!
Little Brother’s breakfast menu is the same as next door. The people behind the place use only the best quality ingredients, sourcing free range, organic and local artisan food producers, and you can taste the difference. My friend had already ordered – she went for the Turkish Eggs Menemen, a scrambled egg dish with peppers and feta cheese on toasted sourdough. Sorry I forgot to get a photo of it, but she thoroughly enjoyed it!
I found it hard to choose as their menu is so extensive, but seeing as it was so cold and damp out I decided to go for their breakfast special, a coffee, a fresh squeezed orange juice, a giant cinnamon scroll and a bowl of their lovely porridge topped with a berry and rose compote, and served with a little jug of cream, brown sugar and good honey on the side!
When it all came out I was really impressed. The juice was extra pulpy, if you like it that way. The coffee was great as always. The scroll was huge, and fluffy, filled with cinnamon butter and chopped nuts. And the bowl of porridge was just right! Really creamy as if it had been cooked low and slow. The fruit compote was yummy, and topped with a little thick cream and a drizzle of flowery honey it was delicious!
I never order porridge when going for breakfast, but I was glad I did. It was just the thing to warm me up for the day. I’ll have to make another trip soon, or more likely I’ll go back to Sister Sadie to try out some more of their brunch menu. The Moroccan Semola pancakes with sweet ricotta, berry and rose compote, mint and toasted hazelnuts sound too delicious!
If you’re looking for a tasty, nutritious breakfast or brunch check out either of the Capel St branches or check out Sister Sadie if you’re on the South Side. Their food will warm the cockles off you! I’ll be doing a proper full review of Sister Sadie soon too, so stay tuned!
Brother Hubbard & Little Brother,
153 Capel St,