I’ve always wanted to work in town… the after work shopping trips and drinks and the huge choice for lunch and dinner – all the stuff you don’t get when you work in an industrial estate in D12! The main part I’m envious of is the food options though… I constantly see people on social media who get to sample all the new spots on their lunch while I sit at my desk or in our canteen with my home made soup or salad, struggling to make it around all the latest hotspots over the weekend.
One such place that I’d heard lots about is Sister Sadie on Harrington Street… my only experience was reading others reviews and flying past it on the bus into town. Being close to Hatch Street, it’s got the benefit of proximity to Aviva and Deloitte and I’ve often jealously viewed the tweets from workers who can pop in for a bite to eat on their break. As a sister restaurant to the ever popular Brother Hubbard, it has always had a lot to live up to – and for me it certainly did!
My review is split over two visits, one for lunch while on a quick break from a yoga workshop nearby and then a flying visit for a solo coffee and cake date. On the side of a gorgeous leafy street, they’ve made the most of all available space with a cute outdoor “non-smoking area” – delightful, I can eat my lunch outdoors without the smoke!
The indoor area is funky and modern with desk-type tables and some pretty cool light fixtures. There’s also a section with some packaged foodstuff for sale – I didn’t even look as I know I would have bought IT ALL!
I loved the little touches like the cute salt and pepper holders.
The menu (here) offered enough to keep anyone happy… a few smaller and healthy options like the granola or bircher bowl then more substantial choices of Baklava French Toast, Turkish Eggs, Beans & Pulled Pork. There is a Middle Eastern emphasis on many of their dishes and they have just recently started Supper evenings along the same line.
Trying to keep lunch somewhat light and healthy we went for the regular Bircher bowl of oats with dried fruits, toasted nuts, crème fraiche,a drizzle of maple syrup and pomegranate seeds (€6.50) & the special of the day, Sabiche salad and warm flatbread – chargrilled aubergine with spiced potatoes, cucumber tomato and red onion salad with tahini yogurt (€10.95).
Both dishes were substantial, healthy and so tasty. The salad part of my dish was light and fresh, the aubergine still had a nice bite and the flatbread was perfect for clearing the end of the dressing from the plate. The staff were super cool and friendly and managed to rush everything for us to get back to our yoga moves on time 🙂
My second visit was an altogether less healthy affair and I plumped for a cappucino and the Chocolate & Hazlenut Scroll (€2.80)… in a word – AMAZE! I did have a slight speeding up of the heart with the sugar rush but the pastry was absolutely delicious and filled me for the morning 🙂
Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and now dinner too there is no excuse not to visit and try out this fantastic – and somewhat healthy – food!