My Dublin: The Fumbally


Oh how I love The Fumbally in Dublin. It's off the beaten track in a Dublin kind of way, which means a ten-minute walk out of the center. Dublin is small and so walkable that everything feels close.

At first, you think "What a cool, casual coffee shop." The ceilings are high and it feels like an old warehouse turned hipster passion project.


But then you see the sacks of organic grains, produce piled high, an enormous bowl of oranges, the communal tables, the delicious menu, and the happy cooks turning out truly fantastic food from the open kitchen near the register. There is no head chef - just people that can cook really, REALLY well.


And you notice the people - friends meeting, families with kids, people solo reading books and typing on their computers. They had to have all been local Dubliners except for me.

Avocado toast and a San Pellegrino for lunch? Yes, please.

The Fumbally is open for breakfast and lunch.