In Dublin, most conversations turned to coffee. I don't know how it happened. I love coffee (though I didn't used to) and didn't mind these chats.
So my media mind raced: it's a TREND.
Coffee is a THING now in Dublin. This could be a story, or part of the larger food story I was writing!
But, as I came to find out, unlike some trends that are...ahem...made up in the media, coffee culture really is booming here.
There are premium coffee shops popping up and Dublin has the "potential to be the next Melbourne!" when it comes to coffee, as one barista told me.
I wrote about Roasted Brown here and thought 3FE was super cool but I wanted to give a shout out to another one of the coffee shops and cafes I loved: Brother Hubbard. In fact, they work with the 3FE team on sourcing and making the best possible coffee.
It feels like such a friendly neighborhood joint, one that you'd love to stumble upon in a foreign city.
Located on Capel Street just outside the busy center, there is a take-away section loaded with treats and a sit-down cafe. Both are fantastic.
Brother Hubbard: 153 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland