Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hippetys, Temple Bar, Dublin | Guide Of Ireland ♥

When Jacek and I had our day in Dublin back in January we went for lunch in one of the quirkiest and coolest café's I have ever been to, Hippetys in Temple Bar. The café immediately caught my eye with its bright blue exterior, artwork and many lights in the windows - I'm always attracted to lights! I just had to pop in and see what it was all about.

If my blog had it's own café Hippetys would be it. The inside is decorated so beautifully and has quite a kitsch and cool vibe to it. The tables are hand-painted, my favourite being the pink one above with the hearts and cupcake tree, if I could have a table like this in my own kitchen I'd be delighted! There were individual pink roses on each table, floral wall paper, vintage radios, lots of lights and scatter cushions, it was the perfect place to enjoy some good food and drink and have deep conversation with my other half. If I lived in Dublin I'd probably pop into Hippetys for some lunch whilst doing some blog work on my laptop, it has such a relaxing atmosphere. Everywhere I looked there was something interesting, I loved the mismatched, shabby chic feel decor and all the artwork on the walls. The staff were really friendly and attentive. They didn't mind me taking pictures and even offered to take a picture of Jacek and I, I declined out of embarrassment, the tribulations of a blogger trying to take review pictures without being noticed!

As we were on our first break away together since 2013 we decided to push the boat out and enjoy a bottle of wine together. We went for the Chablis and I have to say it was one of the nicest wines I've ever had, I wouldn't mind another glass right now. As the weather was absolutely freezing and so windy (why is it always much more windy up the country?) Jacek went for a hot toddy. To be honest, I should have had one of these to soothe my chest infection but I stuck with the wine. I loved that his drink was served on a little vintage saucer, these little touches made Hippetys even more special for me.

 Jacek went for the Whiskey Pizza, something neither of us had ever heard of before and he had to choose it just for the novelty alone. He thought it was absolutely delicious and ate every single bit of it - I guess you could say the novelty paid off! As it was lunch time I went for a brown seeded roll which came with chicken, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto, I have been recreating this roll myself at home for lunch ever since I had it, the mix of ingredients perfectly compliment each other. The chips were delicious too, I had them with lots of mayo - sauces being a weakness of mine.

I honestly can't wait to visit Hippetys again. We'll be in Dublin again at the end of April and I'm hoping we can squeeze in another visit and maybe another bottle of Chablis... I'd love to try their scones and desserts next time too.

I highly recommend a visit to Hippetys if you're in the Temple Bar area. It's such a unique little café which has a lot to offer. It's worth a visit alone just to admire the fab decor.

Hippetys
Fownes Street Upper
Temple Bar
Dublin
Hippetys Facebook page.


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  1. My hubby and I were JUST talking about going to Ireland. Neither of us have ever been and it might just be a dream for now, but someday I WILL get there.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it whenever you do come.

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  2. I can see why the pink one is your fave. I like it too! We've been to Dublin and the one thing we noticed in every restaurant was that they don't bring you your check until you ask. We learned the hard way...by sitting there forever... I mean a really long time, hahahaha in the first two we went to. Same for you? Or was it just a coincidence. I'm curious. :)

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    1. I've never been to any country where they bring you the check or bill as I call it, without you asking for it? Where do they bring it before you ask? How would a server know you were done eating, drinking or just enjoying the atmosphere?

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  3. That little place sounds adorable and certainly a place you could just relax and enjoy in! If I ever get to Ireland and then manage to get to Dublin I will surely be looking for that blue door with all the lights!

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  4. so amazing! I'm 3/4 Irish and have always wanted to go, see everything, go everywhere...I love it!

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  5. LOVE IT! Hippetys looks super quirky and unique, and who doesn't love that in a eatery? That pizza looks super yummy <3

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  6. Ireland has been on the top of bucket lists for like ever now and you just made my day with this post. This place looks absolutely amazing! I can't to visit here gahh!!

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  7. I love how unique this restaurant is!! We find restaurants like this randomly here near Seattle and Portland. The food looks amazing!

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  8. I am a hippie at heart, and would honestly love this shop. One of my friends is going to Dublin and I have forwarded this to her!

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  9. Oh that does look like a place that should be visited more than once. The food is incredible, and I do like the decor as well.

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  10. That cafe looks amazing! I always love places where there is so much to look at. Not to mention, the food looks phenomenal as well!

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  11. That cafe looks cute and very cozy! I've spent a lot of time in England and Scotland, but sadly haven't made it to Ireland yet.

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  12. Looks very cute cafe! I had never been there, I hope this year.

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  13. Oh my goodness - this place looks adorable! I could totally see myself going there is I lived anywhere near it.

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  14. These pictures are absolutely breath taking! I am Irish and ould love to go to Ireland one day.

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  15. Wow I definitely need to go and visit! I love the pizza, it looks so fresh and amazing! I loved all your photos!

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  16. Ahhhh this place looks great!!! I love trying random cafes! They are always the best!

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  17. The place looks absolutely gorgeous and the food too, when I am in next in Ireland i will make it a point to visit. Thanks Fiona enjoying your guide posts

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  18. The decor is amazing with all those light fittings and radio's, I think I would have spent more time snooping than eating!

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