A year and a half after it first opened, I finally got around to visiting Foam Cafe. This colourful, kitsch and quirky spot is located on
24 Strand Street Great, in
1 - just off Dublin Jervis Street and the Italian Quarter.
From the glittery exterior signage to the riotous, eclectic clutter inside - think retro hula girl lamps, metallic gnomes, glittery reindeer and even a lit-up christmas tree tucked away in one corner - Foam Cafe is a lovely place to while away a few hours in Dublin.
The food is tasty and reasonably priced - we stopped by for an evening bite (the kitchen closes at ) and enjoyed the omelettes - chorizo, manchego and pear for me, and crayfish and chilli for my friend. Both were €9.50 and came with a nice selection of side salads.
Pasta, tortilla, salads, an open steak sandwich and organic smoked salmon also featured on the menu, all around the €9.50 - €12 mark. As well as wine and beer, the menu features a large selection of non alcoholic beverages, teas and coffees - and the cakes are to die for.
The staff could be a little more attentive, but don't let that put you off. If you're visiting
, I highly recommend a visit. And if you live here, chances are you're already a regular - I'll see you there! Dublin