“Hello and welcome to Coppa.
We make nice things to eat and drink, please come in”….
A simple introduction, but a worthy and inviting one. Inviting, like their staff with their welcoming smiles and easy chat.
Housed at the entrance to the cerebral and artistic RHA gallery in the centre of the business district of Dublin, Coppa is a breath of fresh air. A minimalist and dainty cafe flooded with natural light from the wonderful wall of windows. Coppa is an oasis of calm in a bustling and stressful area. It would not be odd to see a fleet of suits chowing down on the wonderful food on offer alongside an artist or two enjoying a relaxing coffee between viewings. This is the joy of the juxtaposition Coppa enjoys. And all customers no matter the background or reasons for passing through will always carry on their merry way relaxed with their appetites satiated.
The beautifully presented menu that comes with a distinctly Italian flavour changes daily, which is quite refreshing. As much as I love certain flavours and have my favourite dishes in a number of restaurants and cafes, in the case of Coppa it is a pleasure to be surprised. The rich and varied ingredients they put into their sandwiches, salads and of course soups never fail to amaze. If I were able to lunch here every day I would be more than happy.
Oh and don’t forget their desserts – a mojito cheesecake anyone?