Bibi’s Café

14b Emorville Av­enue, off Clan­bras­sil St, Dublin 8 01-4547421 bibis.ie ¤

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Opened in 2010 by sis­ters Pe­tria and Maisha Lene­han, Bibi’s is a se­cret stal­wart on the Dublin lunch scene. Pe­tria has since moved on to New York where her fash­ion busi­ness is now based (though her clothes are still made in Dublin), and the en­tire space on the corner of Emorville Av­enue is now ded­i­cated to Maisha and her brother Ge­off’s cook­ing. Over a re­cent lunch, I was wowed by a sim­ple plate of roasted but­ter­nut squash and poached eggs (¤10), driz­zled in a chilli-in­fused but­ter. It’s the sub­tle flour­ishes, such as a sim­ple flavoured and melted but­ter, that el­e­vate a dish from good to great. A chorizo toastie (¤8.50) is de­li­ciously greasy from be­ing pan-fried, a crisp and el­e­gantly dressed salad on the side go­ing some way to mak­ing up for the naugh­ti­ness.

It’s a special spot, and one that’s prob­a­bly on your Best Of list al­ready. But, just in case it’s been a while since your last visit to Bibi’s, you’ll find them open ev­ery day of the week, from 9am to 4pm on week­days and 10am to 5pm on week­ends.

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