Jacques: "Meet me tomorrow for Brunch." Marge: "What's Brunch?" Jacques: "You'd love it, it's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. You don't get completely what you would at breakfast, but you get a good meal!" This Simpson quote sums up brunch so well. I like everything about it. I love the lie in that it follows and the fact that it sets you up for a day of shopping. Well that's how I like it to pan out anyway! So recently the mother and I headed to Noshington Cafe on South Circular Road, after having passed it many a time, and promising myself that we would have to give it a go.
|The very lovely specials board|
The cafe is bright and airy and, on that particular day, was filled with sunshine. It is a mixed clientele with groups of friends, couples and families filling up the place. Noshington offers a weekend brunch menu where poached eggs, pancakes and pudding all make an appearance. They also have a special menu which when we were there had quiche, nutloaf and hot pot on offer. It also had a delicious array of cakes on it!! I love poached eggs and a good hollandaise sauce but I was torn between that and the homemade beans on toast with chorizo. The eggs won and they were delicious! Perfectly runny and teamed with salty bacon and spinach...it was a match made in heaven.
|Poached eggs with bacon, spinach and hollandaise sauce|
The mother decided to go for the nutloaf special. Now I have never had nutloaf and for some reason the whole concept is very American to me and sounds terribly bland. Possibly too much TV as a young one!! This was gorgeous though, not too crunchy, quite moist and wasn't bland at all. The red onion was a nice addition and added quite a bit of flavour.
|Nutloaf with baby potatoes, salad & red onion confit|
|Close up of Deliciousness!!|
While brunch itself was filling, as everyone knows there is always room for dessert and being able to see the board filled with descriptions of all the lovely sounding desserts didn't help at all. So after much deliberating we went for a coconut macaroon and an apple and almond slice. Both were totally delicious (though I had icecream envy) and a nice ending to a lovely meal.
|Apple & Almond Slice|
In total the whole bill came to around €35 and this included two glasses of freshly juiced orange juice. You won't come away hungry from Noshington, you definitely get a good meal even if you don't get a slice of cantaloupe at the end!!
Noshington is found at 186 South Circular Road. For more info click here.