The Wilds, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

On our way to Monart we decided to stop for lunch nearby in Enniscorthy. A little internet research found The Wilds; it looked perfect. Along with the cafe and deli, The Wilds is also a design and craft store. When we visited at the end of November, The Wilds was only new, and the design…

Woodfire & Green, Sandyford Industrial Estate

There’s a new lunch spot in town, well by town I mean Sandyford Industrial Estate… and it’s rather nice too. We went for a quick lunch and we will definitely be back soon…   Woodfire & Green Gourmet Kitchen is open for breakfast & lunch Monday to Friday and for Brunch on Saturdays. Luxe and contemporary…

Brunch at The Cookbook Cafe, Sandycove

A stroll along the seafront and through Glasthule and Sandycove on a bright, sunny and crisp Autumn day, perfect! Especially when it was followed by brunch. The Cookbook Cafe is bright and cheerful, the layout is quite similar to what it has been in the past, it feels cosy and homely inside. There’s cookbooks throughout the restaurant…

The Best of July on Gin & Griddle

A few days into a new month already but here we are, the best of July on Gin & Griddle! A lot about our trip to Toronto in June but a couple of Dublin blogs too…coffee & brunch at Mima Coffee Co at Beechwood Luas station in Ranelagh

MIMA Coffee Company, Beechwood Luas, Dunville Avenue, Ranelagh

At the Beechwood Luas stop you will find MIMA Coffee Company, a great little coffee shop that does fantastic coffees and food. There’s lovely outdoor seating too, perfect for these sunny days! It’s a recent discovery for us but a place we have returned to now a few times and really enjoy. We enjoyed a late…

Toronto Part 1: The Distillery District & Lunch at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

The Distillery District in Toronto is where you will find great restaurants, boutiques, galleries, studios, cafes, shops. A pedestrian only village of restored red brick, Victorian-era buildings of the Gooderham & Worts whiskey distillery. It’s just a short streetcar ride from downtown Toronto; we took the eastbound 504 King streetcar to Parliament Street and it’s just a…

Avoca Salt Cafe, Monkstown

There seems to be an abundance of breakfast and brunch posts here on Gin & Griddle lately. Here’s another one and a lovely one it is too. We popped out to the coast for an early morning walk and decided to get breakfast in Salt at Avoca. Handy too that after breakfast you can pick…

Farmgate, Midleton, Co. Cork

While we were holidaying in East Cork, we ventured into Midleton one morning. We visited the Jameson Distillery and did the tour and afterwards had a walk through the town to seek out a spot for lunch. I had received some recommendations, and the one that kept coming up again was Farmgate. So in we…

Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock

On the main street in Blackrock, next to the entrance to the Blackrock Market you will find Bear Market Coffee. The owners of Bear are Stephen Deasy and Ruth Hussey. They met while studying architecture, after which they decided to change direction, a detour looking into setting up a high end hostel company and they…

Coffee at Benugo, Curzon Street, Mayfair, London

In London for work for a few days, I left the hotel early one morning,  in search of a coffee and something to eat and a few minutes to read on my Kindle before the madness commenced. I walked from the hotel, down Curzon Street as I knew there was a couple of coffee places…