I am one of those “eat now, workout later” type of people. When I eat, I want my food to be delicious. I mean, we only have one life to live, so why waste it on foods that leave your taste buds feeling forlorn or mistreated? Now, I’m not saying one should overindulge or overeat, or even disregard healthy foods. Matt and I cook plenty of foods that contain our fruits and vegetables, and for the most part, I’d consider myself a pretty healthy person. I’m also a foodie who loves to try new things, so today I finally ventured into the Lemon Crepe & Coffee Co. on Dawson Street.
It is actually sort of crazy that I’ve been living in Dublin for almost a full year now and I’ve never eaten here. With it’s bright orange decor, situated on one of the busiest streets in the city – one that I walk down almost every day to work – it just screams, “eat here!” It’s always busy, probably due to the fact that it’s seconds from the Trinity College campus, or partly because the food and coffee is, to say it simply, awesome. I met my friend Caroline today at the Lemon Crepe & Coffee Co., for somewhat of a bittersweet lunch. She is moving back to New York and also had never eaten at this delectable spot, so we needed to check it off her bucket list. At the same time, it’s no fun saying goodbye to a friend. What a better way to do it than with savory crepes in a festive atmosphere.
Neither Caroline nor I are big sweet eaters, so we both chose a savory dish for our lunchtime treat. I ordered the Mexicano crepe, which included mature cheddar, streaky bacon*, guacamole, chili sauce, and tomato. Exactly what a Texas gal needs, right?! Caroline’s crepe was filled with egg, spinach, swiss cheese, and mushrooms. Both were piping hot, straight off the skillet, and oozing with goodness. In fact, my crepe was one of the most delicious things I’ve sunk my teeth into in a long time. All of the flavors were perfect, each bite just as good as the last. I would even go as far as to say that I’d go back for a sweet snack; maybe something with chocolate, or banana, or coconut, or maple, or strawberry. You name it, they’ve got it. Along with their long list of sweet crepes, their savory list includes a Philadelphia beef crepe, breakfast crepes, a smoked caesar crepe, and ingredients from tuna to pastrami to chili. Wow.
We didn’t sample one of their many coffees, but you can bet I’ll be back soon for one. If you’re travelling through Dublin, Lemon Crepe & Coffee Co. is a must. Whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a quick snack on the go, it is vibrant with energy and great food, right in the heart of the city!
*For my American friends back home, streaky bacon here is more like the bacon we eat in America. In Ireland they have “rashers,” which is one of their forms of bacon – it’s a bit thicker and fattier.
And like a good foodie, I am now off to the gym!