The Lotts Cafe Bar @ Dublin

The Lotts Cafe Bar is on a corner of Lower Liffey Street, North of the river in Dublin. It opens at 10:30 on a Saturday. The rather gaudy outside belies a charming old fashioned interior with fancy chandeliers and tile work.

I ordered the full Irish breakfast for 11 Euro and Siggy opted for scrambled egg on toast for 8.50 Euro, both meals came with tea and the breakfast also came with a glass of orange juice. other options on the menu are a mini breakfast, bacon or sausage sandwich, smoked salmon and poached eggs, omelette and a farmer’s grill – which is the breakfast plus a 4oz steak and chips.

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All the bits and bobs on the plate were very tasty and the sausages weren’t too bitty. I’m particularly fond of the white pudding which is a common feature of an Irish breakfast. White pudding is similar to black pudding, but isn’t made with blood, consisting of pork meat and fat, suet, bread and oatmeal. If I was being picky I’d say that the toast was a bit cold, the mushroom a little rubbery and the tomatoes a bit burned, but it was exactly what I needed to give me energy for a day’s walking around Dublin in the rain.

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Siggy said her eggs were great and also had a bit of a moan about the toast. The food was better than the cooked breakfast we had at Ann’s Bakery the previous day.

The Lotts also features the smallest bar in Dublin alongside the big restaurant space accessible via a different exterior door or a short stepped corridor internally. here is their website: http://www.thelottscafebar.com.

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