On The QT

Paris Bakery, Dublin

Intern Blogger: Eimear Phelan

(Eimear is a Galway girl having adventures in the Big Smoke.  Journalist interesting all things food).

This week OnTheQT paid a visit to the Paris Bakery. It’s a small café tucked away on Moore Street on Dublin’s North Side. It’s a bit of an open secret among the locals. OnTheQT heard about it first by way of the delicious pastries. The café has been delighting northsiders for over four years now and has even expanded to include a delicatessen and has plans to open a wine bistro. The café itself is small and cosy with tables tucked in all along each of the walls. No matter where you sit in the café you are treated to a view of the delicious pastries that give the café its name. The OnTheQT team started salivating from the moment we opened the door.


The bakery specialises in, yes you guessed it, French pastries and desserts. But they also serve some equally delicious savory food. OnTheQT found the take-out super quick with the tables inside perfect for people who like to sit down and enjoy their surroundings. We had a croissant (or pain au chocolat) and a coffee for €3 which was super worth it. OnTheQT also sampled from the lunch menu with a delightful breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambled egg. It was served with a lemon dressing that was delicious with the fluffy eggs. Everything was washed down with glasses of French Lemonade which was the perfect mix between sweet and sour. Even the price was delightful.

The Paris Bakery is the kind of place you would bring your mother if you were bringing her out somewhere nice for a brunch. It’s a beautiful café with a warm atmosphere but not too expensive so suits the frugal customer. A lot of the customers OnTheQT spoke to had been coming here a long time. The café is a favourite of both young and old and if you stay away during the lunch rush it is delightfully quiet and secluded.

OnTheQT found the best seat by the window. There is something particularly satisfying to sitting and watching people pass by as you tuck into a delicious lemon meringue tart. The Bakery also supplies fresh french bread made in their very own kitchen every morning. The variety and taste is something that has to be seen to be believed. We were so stuffed leaving ‘The Paris Bakery’ that we didn’t bring any treats or breads home but its definitely our next port of call  for a genuine fresh baguette.

We at OnTheQT think this is a café you would be mad not to like.

More Information: If you want a sneak preview of their menu, check out their website on http://www.parisbakery.ie/

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