Every once in a while somewhere opens in Dublin that absolutely everyone is raving about…. enter Five Points in Harold’s Cross as the latest case in point. I would be highly surprised if you haven’t yet heard of them or seen many posts on social media professing love for their food and coffee.
Set up in the old Brick House cafe on Harold’s Cross Road, Adam Sheridan the old manager of 3fe Grand Canal Street, along with 3fe owner Colin Harmon and Executive Chef Hilary O’Hagan Brennan have turned this spot into the latest place to grab brunch over the weekend and queues are out the door. I popped along a couple of weeks ago to meet the girls for a Sunday catch up on a gorgeously sunny morning, bright and early after a very sensible Saturday night! We got there just before the crowds arrived and nabbed a table right at the window with the sun shining in on us… pair this with the absolute tunes they were playing and we felt like we could be chilling in Ibiza for our Sunday chats 🙂
The Brunch menu is short enough with just 5 options, Ricotta Fruit Loaf, Granola, Smoked bacon rarebit, Chorizo eggs or Artichoke eggs. There is decent variety in the choices and pricing is really reasonable.
We kicked it off with a few coffees… and some pretty coffee art …
And then onto the food! I was torn between the granola and the fruit loaf.. in the end, the carbs won out and I went for the fruit loaf. The gorgeously light orange ricotta was topped with crunchy hazlenuts and was the perfect balance of a sweet breakfast without being too sugary.
Ricotta Fruit Loaf – cranberry & walnut loaf, whipped orange ricotta, honey and toasted nuts.
The other choices were the Chorizo Egge and the Granola… I admit to a bit of food envy on the granola, it looked like such a summary fresh dish!
Chorizo Eggs – Firehouse Sourdough, pea and broadbean guacamole, diced tomatoes, Gubbeen chorizo, scrambled eggs, buffalo feta and peashoots
Cacao Granola, yoghurt, apple butter, Highbank Orchard syrup, poached rhubarb, toasted seeds, mint.
We sat chatting over another few coffees before reluctantly leaving to make way for the other eager customers.
Our bill for the 3 dishes, 6 coffees and a lovely morning in this latest hot spot came in at a very reasonable €41… super impressed with Five Points!