I believe in simple things done well, which makes Love Supreme my favourite spot for a quick, delicious and gorgeously presented breakfast or lunch.
It’s clear that the utmost care has been put into every detail of their tiny, pristine premises. The walls are a mix of brilliant white and exposed brick, stool-lined counters plus two coveted window seats are overhung by warm lighting and plants in beautiful baskets, and the tunes are unobtrusively mellow.
One of their quirkiest details is changing the painted sign above their door. One day it’ll read “Coffee”, the next it’ll miraculously say “Love”; they even went with “Yes” during 2015’s Marriage Equality campaign.
While its reputation’s built on phenomenal coffee – brewed by local small-batch roaster Roasted Brown – their simple but perfectly-formed menu is also a draw.
Their croissants and friands have exotic, ever-changing toppings (salted honey, whipped ricotta and nut crush anyone?). If savoury’s more your thing, try the pies (I recommend the egg, maple bacon, cracked pepper and tomato marmalade one) and sausage rolls (try the pork, cabbage, honey and mustard one). These come in white boxes meticulously tied with string and fastened with perfect little pieces of parcel tape. The ceremony of opening one is (almost) as fun as devouring its contents.
You can also take a piece of Love Supreme home with you. Their shelves are stocked with coffee beans, accessories and gifts, including their ‘Chocolate Emporium’, featuring 14 artisan brands, from Ireland and as far-afield as Denmark, Vietnam and New Zealand.