7 of my favourite restaurants – interior-wise

I love trying out new restaurants and sharing them with you. But it’s not always the food that convinces me but also everything around it. I love special, different or just cozy interior and I decided to do a bit of a different Photo Friday this week with my favourite restaurants interiorwise. Let’s go.

#1 Fumbally Café, Dublin, Ireland

In a way it’s like a cozy living room that offers food and coffee. Perfect!

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#2 Skinflint, Dublin, Ireland

This is clearly not a great shot of the restaurant, but I kinda like the atmosphere in it. My favourite part are the tables, that are made out of old doors covered with glass. (Read more about it on my blog here.)

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#3 Taco Taco, Dublin, Ireland

I’ve written about Taco Taco before on my blog but again: Look at this interior! The painted walls, the tiles around the bar, the school-like chairs… Perfection.

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#4 The Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney, Australia

The Grounds of Alexandria are a special thing it itself. It’s not one restaurant, it’s more like a little “food court” with restaurants and an outside area and coffee and flowers and so much more to discover. And the style of the place made me fall in love with it and made me wish I could celebrate my wedding there.

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#5 Rocca Riviera, Munich, Germany

This place is definitely the fanciest one on the list and might not be my favourite place when it comes to the clientele but look at the couches!

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#6 Ooh baby I like it raw, Munich, Germany

Just a small little charming café. Watch out for a review of their food on my blog soon.

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#7 Ja mai, Munich, Germany

No, this is not in Asia, even though the little stools might suggest it. It’s actually in the middle of Munich but it sure threw me back to Vietnam a little.

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There are so many more great restaurants interior-wise, but it’s never easy to take a good looking photo of a packed bar or restaurant. I’ll keep trying though and will definitely do more of these posts.

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5 Quick Bites in Dublin, Ireland

I already fed you with a few quick bites for Munich, just in case you are in a rush, traveling solo or just not in the mood for an actual sit-down meal.
And because I know my way around Dublin as much as around Munich, I have a few quick bites for my lovely Irish second home as well.

#1 Dall’Italia Pasta Bar (4 Merchant’s Arch)

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One of the main advantages of this place is, that it’s right in Temple Bar, so close enough to all the tourist places you might visit. It’s hidden in a little alley just by the Liffey and offers great Pasta dishes for a quick snack. You can either sit in (they have around 5 seats in there) or just take it away and sit down at one of the benches along the Liffey.

#2 Fumbally (Fumbally Lane)

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Fumbally is a place, that is located in Dublin 8, close to the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and St Patrick’s Cathedral. It might not be one for the “quick bite” because they prepare everything freshly and you might have to wait a little bit but it’s great for solo travelers because it seems like the place has more costumers that are alone than groups of 2 or more. It’s the perfect place to sit down with your laptop and work or read a book in one of their comfy chairs, since the place has a real living room vibe with their vintage furniture and pictures on the walls.
They are open Tuesday-Saturday for breakfast, lunch and coffee and Wednesdays also for dinner. Check out their website for events they offer!

#3 KC Peaches (e.g. 27-29 Nassau Street or 54 Dame Street) 

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KC Peaches is a chain that is located all around Dublin. Two of the most interesting ones are the ones in Dame Street, Temple Bar and the one in Nassau Street, close to Stephen’s Green. They offer a range of different sandwiches, daily changing warm dishes on display, salads, soups and juices (all to eat in or take away).
It’s the perfect place to hide out for a bit when you’ve done too much walking and have a quick snack to refuel your energy for the next leg of exploring.

#4 Yum Thai Noodle Bar (Baggot Street Lower)

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Another spot on the southside, close to St Stephen’s Green, where you can get a quick bite you shouldn’t miss if you like Asian food.
I, myself, am a huge fan of Asian and I think it’s always hard to find a place where you can get a great take away box (just like in the movies) filled with delicious noodles to eat on the go or sitting down somewhere. This place has it all. And for all those who still study, they also offer student discounts.

#5 Di Fontaine’s (22 Parialment Street)

Well, Di Fontaine’s is actually my go-to place when I’m drunk and just stumbled out of Workman’s but even during the day it’s a great snack. The pizza slices are huge and definitely fill you up – and all of that for around €4! They have chilli oil, garlic and a few other things to top up your pizza if you feel like it and especially at night, the music and atmosphere in there is fun and uplifting. It’s a bit of a New York pizza place kind of vibe. Don’t miss out on it!

And another tip, this time for desserts, because you would miss out on a lot if I didn’t tell you:
Marks and Spencers have the best cookies ever. Yes, it’s a department store but in their basement they have a food market, including freshly baked goods, and their chocolate chip cookies are probably one of the best things ever. AND they come in packs of 3 as well!

And my second favourite dessert place: Camerino! Read my post about it here.