Brunching in Cork

Sunday is a day for Brunch, and if you didn't already know, Brunch is my favourite meal of the day. I'd like to consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to brunching in Cork City, and usually when I find my favourite spot, it's unlikely that I'm willing to switch to anything else. So nonetheless, here's my inside guide to brunching like a queen in Cork City.

The Crawford Gallery Café is one of Cork's best kept secrets. Situated inside the Crawford Gallery, the café serve breakfast until eleven on weekdays, and brunch on weekends. They've only recently started opening on Sunday's, and if you're lucky enough to pop in on a Sunday morning, you're likely to get a free glass of prosecco with your meal! 
When to go: On weekends, try to get there early (10:00am on Saturday or 11:00am on Sunday) to avoid the rush.
What to eat: The French Toast is my favourite, but I also love the Eggs Benedict.

Liberty Grill is based on Washington Street, and is pretty much always jam packed. The restaurant has as all day brunch menu filled with all things both healthy and hearty. If you're looking for a good American Style breakfast, this is definitely the place for you. The restaurant is open every day, except Sundays.
When to go: Try to pop in before 9:30/10:00am to avoid long queues.
What to eat: I love the American Style pancakes and the Breakfast Sundae.

Joes & Bros is a straight forward, student friendly café with a really authentic vibe. Based on College Road, the café serves up all of the Insta-worthy favourites, including Acai Bowls, American Style Pancakes, and your posher than average Breakfast Roll. 
When to go: For me, Joes & Bros is the perfect haunt for the morning after the night before, so I like to go after 11:00am.
What to eat: The Croque Madame is my favourite, but the Acai Bowl is a good healthy option.

Based in the heart of the English Market, the Farm Gate Café serves up all of your favourite local produce, from the market below. If you're looking for some of Cork's finest ingredients all on the one plate, this is the place for you. You can either eat in the restaurant or find your favourites at the counter here, depending on how much of a rush you're in!
When to go: The Café is pretty much always busy, so it's hard to judge when is best to go! I like an early breakfast at the café to fuel a hectic day of shopping.
What to eat: I love the Farm Gate's scrambled eggs on toast

The Bookshelf Café is new to the Elysian, and serves up a great weekend brunch. Although only recently setting up shop at the Elysian, the café has quickly become one of Cork's favourite brunch spots. Based a little bit outside the city centre, the Bookshelf Café takes you away from most of the city's chaos for a hearty meal.
When to go: At the weekend, the brunch menu is available from 10:00am - 4:30pm 
What to eat: I love the Eggs Benedict. The café also serves smoothies.

So from one brunch lover to another, I'm confident that these restaurants do not disappoint when it comes to finding your favourite new haunt!

Until tomorrow,

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