Waking up at 11 on Sunday morning and having a pain hungover means you achieved getting your Saturday Night’s goal!Your friends from English Language School call you and say “Would you like to have a Full Irish Breakfast?”. That was my last Sunday morning. So we went to Bewley’s Coffee Grafton Street, a really cool place and we had our Full Irish Breakfast. But what does it contain? In Ireland, as elsewhere, the exact constituents of a full breakfast vary, depending on geographical area, personal taste and cultural affiliation. Traditionally, the most common ingredients are bacon rashers, sausages, fried eggs, white pudding, black pudding, toast and fried tomato. Sauteed mushrooms are also sometimes included, as well as baked beans, liver (although popularity has declined in recent years), and brown soda bread. A full Irish breakfast may be accompanied by a strong Irish breakfast tea such asBarry’s Tea, Lyons Tea, or Bewley’s breakfast blend served with milk. Fried potato bread potato farl, boxty or toast is often served as an alternative to brown soda bread. That meal was so rich and tasty! Now it’s time to sleep…Tomorrow will be another day of English classes Dublin! Cheers!
P.S. Other places where you can have a good Irish Breakfast are:
Odessa: This restaurant turning weekend brunching into an occasion. Served between 11.30-4.00pm enjoy pitchers of mimosa or bloody mary along side the special Odessa Breakfast, eggs benedict or other hearty dishes.
Gallaghers Boxty House: Known for its traditional Irish fair, Gallaghers is a good choice for breakfast also. It includes no less than Sausages, Bacon, Fried Egg, Grilled Tomato, Mushrooms, Clonakilty Black Pudding, Boxty Pancake & Toast. Served with Tea or Filter Coffee.
Queen of Tarts: Breakfast is served here on the early side for some bed heads 9am-1pm on Saturdays and until 2pm on Sundays. I wish it were all day. They offer the usual delicious home made scones as well as the Heart Breakfast. What makes this special is the home made potato chive cake, yummy.
Odeon: The Sunday Times Brunch Club is ideal for families. Kids under 3 eat for free and they offer children’s movies on the big screen from 2pm. You can even get a free coffee if you pick up a copy of The Sunday Times and grab the voucher.