It’s always good news when a brunch lover discovers a new local spot for a lazy weekend meal. The White Moose Cafe came to my attention at the same time as Le Breton in Drumcondra, when I was making the impossible choice of where to have brunch for my birthday.
Le Breton won out this time (and a review is to come!) but we didn’t forget about White Moose.
The White Moose Cafe is located in Phibsboro, on the way to Grangegorman.
I’ve told you before how much I love Phibsboro, haven’t I? In case I haven’t, I love it. It’s all charity shops, tasty food and hidden gems within the redbrick streets.
The White Moose is part of the Charleville Lodge. The cafe is on the ground floor, and its entrance is deceptive, as it hides the bright airy room within.
We were greeted and told to choose a table. To our delight, we spotted a table in a cute little alcove that was like a mini private dining room.
Feeling slightly fragile after a couple of glasses of wine the night before, this was exactly what we needed.
White Moose Cafe is decorated in light blue walls with retro patterned wallpaper and lots of cute signs and pictures, as well as a bicycle shaped clock.
In out little alcove, Buddha statue sat at the window, smiling at the surroundings.
The menu was ideal for brunch. There were traditional breakfast options, including a big and small fry, yoghurt and granola, porridge and a variety of eggs benedict creations.
There was also a pancake menu which really looked tempting. Then there were nachos, a burger and other, more dinner-like options.
In the end, I went for eggs benedict, served with ham hock and lemony hollandaise on an English muffin. S had the big breakfast.
Both were delicious and very filling, and our coffees were really nice too.
The only negative thing I could say, and it’s only a tiny thing, was that the waiter forgot to bring us water we asked for. This wasn’t a big deal at all, but we didn’t manage to grab anyone’s attention while we were eating to remind them, so I was really thirsty by the time I finished my delicious, yet salty, ham hock!
We were really pleased with our White Moose experience, and are already planning a trip back. This time, we’ll both be going for the burger, mainly because it features brie, red onion and sounded so good, it was tempting to order it for breakfast!