Dublin these days is a trove of Coffee shops, Café bars, Snack bars and Tea shops. Some good, some amazing and some meh….
We all have our favourite for a coffee or for a danish or maybe for a full meal with our espresso. Few of these can cover all the bases, while at the same time make us feel welcome and relaxed enough to hang around for a chat.
Lemon Jelly Cafe in my opinion does. Located in what is known as ‘the Italian Quarter’ due to the higher percentage of Italian joints, Lemon Jelly is a bit more casual than its brothers and sisters here. More like your local, than the others. A place to meet friends and catch up for lunch. The food is simple, wide ranging and very tasty. Definitely one for breakfast whenever you scrape yourself out of bed. It’s decor is very cool, casual and stylish. And its clientele although a trendy bunch, do not seem to take themselves too serious.
On most occasions I have been here, I have been greeted by what I would consider the best waiter in the city. His name is for you to find out, but as soon as he brings you your menu and greets you in his very charming and inimitable way, you will know who I mean. Always with a casual smile and an easy compliment, he is just another good reason to come here. As are all the staff.
Casual scrumptiousness at its best….