a stack of three golden vegan pancakes being covered in maple syrup and topped with lightly frosted raspberries

Vegan Breakfast Dublin: 8 Spots for Pancakes, Pastries & More

When you’re waking up in the heart of Ireland’s capital, Dublin, there’s no better way to start the day than with a classic Irish breakfast with a plant-based twist or a trendy açai bowl brimming with fresh fruits and superfoods, but it’s not always been that easy to do!

During my first trip to Dublin nearly a decade ago, the vegan scene was slim. I actually remember living off of French fries, but luckily, that’s all changed!

 Today, you can find an array of eats in Dublin, including fantastic vegan breakfast options! No matter if you call Dublin home or are just visiting, you don’t want to skip starting the day at one of these spots.

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Vegan Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Dublin

These fully vegan or vegetarian restaurants have fantastic breakfast options you don’t want to miss. If you’re looking for more suggestions on where to eat, don’t miss my vegan guide to Dublin!

#1 Cornucopia

19-20 Wicklow St, Dublin, D02 FK27, Ireland
Although I need to hit a diversity of places because I write about food, there are times when I wish I could just keep going back to the same place over and over again. This is one of those times! This family-run vegetarian restaurant has been pushing the good veggie gospel since 1986! Can you believe it? They are one of the OGs in the veggie scene, and with one bite, you will know why!

Every day, you can saunter in here for a fabulous lineup of breakfast options — scrambled tofu, seitan sausage roll, smokey pinto beans on toast, and much more. Their menu is predominately vegan. I actually hesitated to write vegetarian, but they say “vegan and vegetarian,” so maybe occasionally they use dairy products.

One more thing: I know it’s the morning, and dessert isn’t on your mind, but in case you want a sweet treat for later, Cornucopia has so many excellent options, from decadent fudge cake to mixed berry oat bars!

a vegan breakfast spread with a sausage roll, tofu scramble on toast, and a baked oatmeal on a white table at cornucopia in dublin, ireland
Credit: Cornucopia

#2 Blazing Salads

30 George’s Street Arcade, Dublin 2, D02 DH79, Ireland
At first, I thought there was no way a place called Blazing Salads would have breakfast options! They have salad! Well, I was wrong. Every day (except Sunday), this vegetarian spot opens up bright and early with a small breakfast menu that includes vegan oat pancakes topped with delicious fruit compote and maple syrup.

One important note: This spot isn’t huge and doesn’t offer much seating. So, this would be an excellent place to visit if you’re on the run and not looking for a leisurely breakfast experience — grab those hotcakes and hit the road!

#3 It’s a Trap

81 Aungier St, Dublin, D02 DK50, Ireland
With a name like that, how can you now love it already? This quirky vegan coffee house has more than an incredible cup of joe to start your day. They’ve got a great mix of sweet and savory options. In their pastry case, you will find the most delicious sweet cinnamon rolls, which pair perfectly (in my humble opinion) with an oat milk latte!

On the savory side, you can’t go wrong with their all-day breakfast or tofu scramble wrap. If you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on a veganized version of an Irish breakfast, then you must choose the all-day breakfast wrap. This delicious concoction wraps up seitan sausage chunks with baked beans, mushrooms, hashbrowns, sundried tomatoes, and BBQ sauce!

a vegan breakfast wrap sliced in half and held in one hand exposing the tofu scramble, beans, and seitan chunks at its a trap in dublin
Credit: It’s a Trap

Vegan-Friendly Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Dublin

These spots have the best selection of vegan options — many restaurants and cafes have at least one option.

#4 Póg Cafe

Multiple locations throughout Dublin
These fun, vegan-friendly cafes are peppered throughout Dublin, and all have fantastic breakfast and brunch options to start your day. With one quick look at their site or Instagram, you’ll notice they have quite the affinity for pancakes — there’s a whole menu dedicated to them! You can request their vegan pancakes and then go to town topping them with whatever you want — Oreos, strawberries, coconut, peanut butter, maple syrup, and more!

If pancakes aren’t your thing, you’ll also find acai and pink acerola smoothie bowls (the acai bowl is made with condensed milk, so make sure to request vegan), as well as avocado toast. A few other items could be made vegan, but you’ll have to double-check with their staff.

a white plate with a stack of pancakes covered in a chocolate and peanut butter drizzle and topped with slices of banana and strawberries at pog cafe in dublin
Credit: Póg Cafe

#5 Beanhive Coffee

26 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 FY28, Ireland
This charming java-driven café is right in the heart of Dublin — the perfect location if you plan to do some sightseeing afterward! Breakfast is served all day here, and it’s the first spot that I found that offers a full Irish-inspired vegan breakfast — you’ve got to try it. This plate is piled high with roasted sweet potatoes, mushrooms, hashbrowns, baked beans, toast, and more.

In addition to that, they also have a bunch of tasty wraps, most of which can be made vegan (look for the helpful “go vegan” note in green on their menu). Oh, and they also have a delicious vegan muffin!

#6 RóCo Café

13 Lord Edward St, Dublin, D02 Y278, Ireland
You’ll always capture my attention when you put a vegan burrito sign out in front of your shop — that’s how I stumbled upon this hip little café! You can’t miss one thing on their menu — a vegan sausage roll!

These house-made pastries are made with portobello mushrooms, nuts, vegan mozzarella, and chickpeas — they’re packed with flavor! Although it’s on their lunch menu, you also can go wrong starting the day with a hearty burrito or a vegan smash sandwich (a grilled sandwich with avocado, beets, hummus, sundried tomato, and more).

an upclose shot of a vegan burrito cut in half exposing the veggie meat, cheese, lettuce, and more at roco cafe in dublin
Credit: RóCo Café

#7 The Fumbally

Fumbally Ln, The Liberties, Dublin 8, D08 HFF2, Ireland
There is so much to check out at this vegan-friendly café and bakery. You’ll find a small market with fresh produce, workshops, events, and more! Over in the café, they have a flavorful breakfast and lunch menu that’s available until 3 PM.

At first, I thought, oh no, there are only vegetarian options, but upon closer inspection, I found “vegan option available” on the menu. For a savory start, check out their veganized Tuscan beans on their house-made sough dough bread topped with fermented cabbage and vegan parmesan.

#8 Lemon Jelly Café

Millennium Walkway, North City, Dublin 1, D01 Y027, Ireland
This place is warm, welcoming, and has vegan options — hooray! Crepes are a popular item on their menu, and on the savory side, they’ve got a special Vegano option made with vegan cheese, mushrooms, and spinach. Although there isn’t one on the sweet side, you could also load it up with fresh fruit and syrup using the same base!

In addition to crepes, you might also want to check out their avocado toast, overnight oats with flax and berries, or fresh juice! One note: All of their smoothies are made with yogurt (ew, I know), which seems to be a popular way to make smoothies in Dublin. I’ve caught it on a few menus.

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