Meal Ticket: Sister Sadie, Dublin 8

Open for breakfast from 7.45am, its elder sibling, Brother Hubbard's, influence is evident in the menu

   
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Sister Sadie

The little sister to the unstoppable Brother Hubbard juggernaut over on Capel Street, Sadie moved into the Harrington Street premises vacated by Café Tiesan and quickly made it her own, with some great interiors by Designgoat.

Open for breakfast from 7.45am, the elder sibling’s influence is evident in the menu (they’ve nicked his Turkish eggs, for one), but Sadie stands on her own two feet and you can get some proper porridge (as opposed to prison slop) that comes with extras such as toasted seeds and crystallised ginger, cream and honey, or apple, berry and sweet geranium compote (€3.95).

There’s a daily warm salad for lunch (served with sourdough and hummus, €9.95),such as chickpea with roast butternut squash, chard and poached eggs. The lunch meal deal (€9.95) is good value for the ravenous, with a sambo, soup or salad box for main, with soup or salad for a side and a drink.

There’s some seriously good coconut and citrus cakes (€3.60), or go full-glutton and try the hot chocolate, which is presented in two jugs; pour chocolate ganache from one and chocolate milk from the other and mix to your heart’s desire. Weekend brunch is the time to linger over those Turkish eggs menemen (€9.95), served from 10am to 4pm Saturdays and Sundays.