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7 old school cafés in Dublin you need to visit before they're gone

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SOMETIMES YOU’RE IN the mood for food from a good old-fashioned greasy spoon café.

So, where to go when you have a craving for a filthy fry?

1. Gerry’s, Montague Street

The morning after the night before #fry #gerrys #hanging #neverdrinkingagain

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A city centre institution and one of the best places for a hearty feed.

Their menu consists of old staples like lasagne, cottage pie and burgers — all at a steal, we might add — but their breakfast is where it’s really at.

Divine.

2. Hobarts, Ranelagh

Also known as The King of the Hangover Breakfast.

For a dirty/delicious breakfast, you won’t do much better than this Ranelagh haunt. It’s like a mix between a traditional greasy spoon and an American diner, and it’s perfect.

Among its fans? Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy.

So now.

3. Brendan’s Café, Mary’s Lane

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Brendan’s Café is tucked away behind the fruit market in Smithfield, but it’s an old-school gem worth seeking out. They do mouthwatering fries and comforting toasties wrapped in Brennan’s bread wrapping.

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4. Cafe Sofia, Wexford Street

Breakfast at noon. #irishbreakfast #beans #grilledtomato #dublin

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On a street that’s increasingly dominated by hip bars and restaurants, Café Sofia is a breath of fresh air, a place where you can get a properly excellent fry-up.

5. Matt The Rashers, Crumlin

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The fry in this beloved Crumlin café (which now operates a branch in Clondalkin) is frankly the stuff of legend. A must visit.

6. TJ’s Coffee Bar, Parnell Street

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This lovely little café on Parnell Street does excellent fry-ups and boasts excellent service from its owners. It may not be fancy, but it’s always delish.

7. Violet’s Restaurant, Lower Dorset Street

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And finally, there’s Violet’s Resturant, which boldy proclaims itself to be the home of Ireland’s finest breakfast menu. With a top-notch fry, excellent breakfast rolls, burgers and club sandwiches, they might just be right.

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