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Top 5 Places to Eat in Dublin

5th May 2017

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So you’ve made it through your morning music theory class and need some extra energy for LPW in the afternoon. Forgotten to bring your lunch in the early morning rush? No problem.
Luckily there are plenty of quirky, friendly, and affordable places to eat just a stone’s throw away from your common room…

The Ginger Café

The closest in distance as well as being close to many students’ hearts! Originally named the Francis Shopper, the Ginger Cafe has been a reliable and convenient source of chicken rolls, wraps, and soups for BIMM Dublin students since 2011. The staff are friendly, the deals are good, and the food is delicious. You can eat in or take your lunch back to the familiarity of the common room and you can stock up on manuscript and notebooks while you wait too!

Two Pups Café

With their minimal decor and great selection of coffee, Two Pups is probably the trendiest and most popular place to eat on Francis Street. Try out their delicious cheese toastie, help yourself to fresh pastries and cupcakes, or try their eggs and avocado on toast. Being only a few doors down from the BIMM Francis Street campus, you’re also sure to bump into some of your classmates on a break between lectures.

The Fumbally Café

The Fumbally Café on Fumbally Lane has an ‘urban take on a hippy commune’ vibe. They offer a daily veg and meat sandwich, salad plates (with or without falafel), and an eclectic choice of soups and more. In keeping with the community vibe, the seating consists of medium to large tables seating several people around each. The Fumbally attracts all kinds of folk, so even if you’re out to lunch alone the chances are you’ll be sharing a table with some interesting and creative people. Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation!

Bite of Life

A cosy, friendly café on Patrick’s Street beside St. Patrick’s park. They have a wide range of appetising ciabattas, salads, smoothies, desserts (get the brownies!!) as well as tea and coffee. You can eat in (if you can manage to nab a table in this busy spot) or take away your smoothie and ciabatta to the beautiful park next door.


A staple in the Dublin student diet are Boojum’s tasty burritos. Every lunch time Boojum on Kevin Street has a queue out the door so get there early to avoid the crowds. It’s a little further afield but they have a great student deal that includes a burrito and drink at a competitive price. Great value with hefty portions that are sure to keep you full until dinner time.


Sinéad Furlong

Sinéad is the Founder and Editor of MNÁSOME: an online platform created to showcase and empower women in music. She also runs events and an online shop as part of MNÁSOME. Sinéad graduated as a Vocalist from the BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Dublin in 2015.