22 April 2012

Things To Do In Dublin: Hang Out At Foam Cafe



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
Dublin 1 - just off 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 10pm) 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 Dublin, I highly recommend a visit. And if you live here, chances are you're already a regular - I'll see you there!

19 comments:

Andie Willows said...

sounds like fun! if i ever go to dublin, this is the first place i'm visiting! thanks for the tip!

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fluff and fripperies said...

No problem Andie, it's a great spot! xo

CherrySue said...

Gorgeous, bright pics, Em, I'll definitely drop in for a bite to chomp x

Rosemary said...

I LOVE the decor, the coffee and the cakes but any time I've had savoury food there I've been disappointed. I think around €10 for lunch is not that cheap, really - and when I had the tortilla it was distinctly bland. Still, I do go back regularly for the café bites. If you're in the area I'd recommend Brother Hubbards over Foam for lunch every time!

Dilan Dilir said...

cute blog:)

Laura said...

Super cute location!:)

fluff and fripperies said...

I've never been to Brother Hubbards, thanks for the tip Rosemary! xo

LoveT. said...

Looks fun!

Wish you a happy Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Never seen or heard of this place but it looks so cute think we'll have to pop in for a cake:)

Anonymous said...

i always pass here and mean to pop in... thanks fot the reminder :)

Nora said...

Hmm I live up the road from here, but haven't made it a regular spot because of the savoury food too. Just a bit expensive and find the menu a bit limited. Agree on the staff thing too Emma. Pity because it's the kind of place you could stay hours in! You should check out The Backhouse on the Quays. Just fab!

Cabootique said...

It looks so cute and fun! The food sounds pretty good, too.

kira said...

cute post! looks like fun
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little t said...

I've never been- I'll definitely check it out over the summertime!

Johanna said...

This place looks so fun!

SaraK said...

this place looks awesome. ace photos Remm. it kind of looks how i'd like my house once I kick the kids out...

Eimear Mc Keown said...

Wow! Looks gorgeous. I just wrote a 'things to do in Dublin' post myself, a new classic film night I stumbled upon last week. I'm new to the blogging world & would love if you would check it out. I'm a big fan of your blog Emma!

http://theretrosuitcase.blogspot.com/2012/04/retro-night-out-friday-picture-show-at.html

ashley faye said...

I love the look of this place. I feel like I would do something similar with all sorts of weird toys and gadgets. very fun xx

Breige said...

Oh I love how the place looks!