You think the only foods you can get in Dublin, Ireland are potatoes and corned beef hash? Think again!
A friend and I hoped across the river to Dublin a couple weeks ago, and found this gem with food and an atmosphere that serve as beacons for the surrounding Irish hipsters; it’s called The Fumbally.
Set below ground level and concealed within foggy glass walls, The Fumbally is a speakeasy of sorts, a place advertised through spoken word, a place for people who are in “the know.”
So naturally, we found out about this place because a local told us about it, clearly judging us hip enough to step foot inside.
I have to say, it is eerily similar to Le Pain Quotidien. The Fumbally is made out of large, wooden “communal” tables where all customers are placed. Still, I never felt smushed, or cramped, or ever like my bubble was being popped.
Expectedly, the menu was super hip (because menus can be hip). The breakfast menu includes “Everything Free Granola” and avocado toast. When faced with the decision of what to get, I went with the shakshuka, which is baked eggs cooked in mass amounts of spicy sauces. Right up my alley.
It was 10 euros though–kinda steep. Furthermore, basic toast and butter is 2.50 euro (which equals out to over $3).
Truly a communal place: The Fullbally also hosts events that bring the community together like food tastings and “streetfood experiences.”
This little blackboard situated outside The Fumbally’s foggy doors serves as the only marker of the food spot that lies within.
If you’re ever in Dublin, I definitely recommend taking a break from potatoes and beef and checking out The Fumbally.