I love working in The Liberties. Thomas Street is an old part of Dublin, dripping in history and character. I like how many of the buildings are in disrepair, and others haven’t changed in many a decade. I like the Dublin characters who mix with arty NCAD students and the tourists who wander in search of Guinness. I like the horse and carts that pass everyday.
When new cafe LEGIT opened on Meath Street, I fell in love, and it made me love The Liberties even more than before. Before then, I got my morning coffee in Mannings on Thomas Street. Mannings serve really good coffee, but only in tiny cups. There are a few other spots on Thomas Street, but I hadn’t found one that made me super excited to take that first sip in the morning.
Then along came Legit. Standing outside for the first time, I was certain I’d like it. I’m partial to a good font (really weird, I know) and judging by the Legit stamp on the white exterior, I knew things were looking good.
Inside, Legit is small and decorated in the style I love. Pared back, unpolished and with those great lightbulbs I have added to multiple boards on my Pinterest.
They sell sandwiches, including pulled pork, interesting sausage rolls and baked goods. The sausage rolls include chorizo and brie combinations. I’ve only sampled the salted caramel cupcake, cookies and banana bread so far, and they were all really nice.
As for the coffee – the most important factor, especially when it comes to finding a reliable source of caffeine close to work! I’m so pleased to say it’s really, really good. The coffee beans are from a local Irish business in Celbridge, called Baobab, and they have a beautiful taste.
I’m so happy to have such nice coffee in the vicinity of my office. The only bad thing is that Legit has me spoiled, so when I work Sundays I have to make do with going somewhere else as Legit isn’t open, and it just isn’t the same!