The most important (and delicious) meal of the week and the most enjoyable way to start your day, brunch is here to stay. I'm always looking for new places to try so I thought I'd compile a list of my favourites to help out my fellow brunch lovers. Whether you're looking for pancakes, poached eggs or a full Irish there's something on this list to satisfy everyone.
- Ard Bia at Nimmos
Located right across from the Galway Museum just by Spanish Arch, lies one of Galway's cutest little restaurants. Their infamous brunch ranges from Burren Smoked Salmon to the aptly named 'Hippy Fry'. Fun fact: the restaurant features in Ed Sheeran's 'Galway Girl' music video. If it's good enough fro Ed, it's good enough for us!
What to try: The french toast- pure indulgence.
- The Kitchen @ Galway Museum
How good can a museum restaurant really be I hear you ask? Pretty damn good is the answer. They offer traditional breakfast items such as granola and pancakes, aswell as more adventurous offerings like their delicious Middle Eastern Mezze. A great place to try if you're looking for something a little bit different.
What to try: One of their freshly pressed juices
Check them out here.
- Dela Restaurant
Located on Dominick Street, this place has made quite the name for itself and there's no wonder why. They change up their menu regularly but expect to find a range of delicious options from eggs benedict with avocado on toast to fluffy buttermilk pancakes with plenty of drink options. Try to get there early to beat the queues.
What to try: Anything with a side of their home fries.
- Mocha Beans
If you need somewhere to refuel after a walk on the prom in Salthill, look no further than Mocha Beans. This unassuming café has a fabulous breakfast/brunch menu with some great healthy and vegan options such as their Power Wrap and Veggie Breakfast.
What to try: The Acai berry bowl with their delicious house granola is my personal favourite.
This relatively new eatery has the prettiest interior and is also open nice and early from 8am Monday-Saturday (11am on Sundays). Treat yourself to a glass of bubbles or a mimosa with one of their many food offerings.
What to try: Their generous portion of smashed avocado with poached egsgs on sourdough.
Check out the full menu over on their website.
- Corrib House Tea Rooms
Housed in a beautifully restored Georgian Townhouse, you can enjoy your meal overlooking the water. This place is perfect if you're looking for something more tradional and homely. They do a great fry and sweeter offerings but also have a few healthy options such as a Smoked Mackerel Salad.
What to try: Their waffles are unbelievable.
If you have any places I should try or if you give any of these recommendations a go, please let me know in the comments below!