Limerick is often overlooked for the bigger cities in Ireland like Dublin, Cork and Galway, especially when it comes to tourists.
In recent years, it has been gaining attraction from tourists with King John’s Castle, Adare Manor and Bunratty Castle all within close proximity to the city.
However, one aspect of Limerick that should not be missed either is their food scene. The city and suburbs are full of cafés and restaurants with mouth-watering menus to offer diners.
We have highlighted the five of the best breakfast and brunch spots that need to be on your list for your next visit to the area.
We’re sure you’ll find something on these extensive menus that will satisfy your taste buds!
5. Hook & Ladder – For a Breakfast Bruschetta
Located in Castletroy Town Centre, Hook & Ladder is a chain of cafés that offer delicious food at a reasonable price.
Whether you’re feeling the millennial choice of Eggs Benedict, a full Irish or your inner kid want toast soldiers, Hook & Ladder have an extensive breakfast menu to choose from.
If you’re not around the Castletroy area, they also have a café on Sarsfield St and in Corbally.
We recommend you to try: Breakfast Bruschetta – chorizo scrambled eggs, avocado and cilantro on toasted sourdough – delish!
Address: Unit 4, Castletroy Shopping Centre, Dublin Road, Castletroy Co Limerick, Dublin Road, Limerick, Ireland
4. La Cucina – Nutella Heaven!
Located near the University of Limerick, La Cucina’s Castletroy restaurant is a cosy spot. An Italian café experience by nature, their breakfast menu lives up to their lunch/dinner menus.
From granola to Irish fry ups, to waffles, you can opt for the healthy option of granola or enjoy a dirty fry to cure your hangover after a night out in the cit-ay.
La Cucina also has a restaurant in the city centre where if you’re looking for a late brunch you can try out their lunch menu.
The Bruschetta Pomodoro (classic bruschetta, pretty much) and the Red Pepper and Garlic Aioli Dirty Fries. Honestly is there anything better than Dirty Fries?
We recommend you to try: The Nutella – a waffle breakfast with Nutella, vanilla mascarpone, cream, Kinder and Oreo. Sound good? That’s because it is.
Address: University Ct, Newcastle, Co. Limerick, Ireland
3. The Locke – for a fry!
Located on the heart of the river banks, The Locke is an iconic gastro experience in Limerick city.
A small yet just enough menu that has all the classic breakfast or brunch choices you could want – a fry, breakfast muffin, eggs benedict or an omelette.
They also have homemade granola if you’re feeling particularly healthy that day.
With outdoor seating, this is an excellent location for dining in the summer sunshine (or the two weeks Ireland gets during the summer).
We recommend you to try: The Locke Full Irish – just do it! It will be a solid €10 spent we can promise you. And why not add on a pint of the black stuff if it’s the weekend!?
Address: 3 George’s Quay, Limerick, V94 K8KX, Ireland
2. The Buttery – For aBoozy Brunch!
Located in the heart of Limerick city centre, The Buttery is a firm favourite with residents over the last few years. Two words – Boozy Brunch!
They literally have everything on this menu. You’ve got eggs, skillets, dirty fries, nachos, full Irish, you name it.
Although this isn’t on their brunch menu, they offer bottomless prosecco every Thursday night from 7pm-9pm giving you the perfect excuse to grab some of your friends for a catch up.
We recommend you to try: Buttermilk chicken burger with bacon *insert heart eyes here*
Address: 10 Bedford Row, Limerick, Ireland
1. House, Limerick – for Insta-worthy food
If you’re looking for Insta-worthy food, venue and location then look no further than House.
Located on the banks of the River Shannon, House is a relatively new addition to Limerick’s foodie scene. Their brunch menu deserves a solid 10/10.
Whether you’re hoping to satisfy your sweet tooth with some pancakes or French toast or need something more filling with a buttermilk chicken burger or classic fish and chips, the menu has something to offer very customer. Also, be sure to pair your meal with a cheeky cocktail.
We recommend you to try: Eggs Benedict – one of the best we’ve ever tasted. It’s done properly on a muffin and with smoked bacon rather than ham. 10/10.
Address: Howley’s Quay, Limerick, Irelan