Slice is the place to be when it happens to be Sunday in Stoneybatter after an eventful Saturday evening/night/dawn. Brunch, the ultimate oh-so-trendy hybrid meal, has taken over the North Side of Dublin like the plague. Well, I certainly didn't say no to those scrumptious rashers and sausage scramble in sourdough bread (!), a simple yet efficient satisfaction source. I did not stop until I got stuffed, and there was still room for dessert - a chocolate, orange and caramel square, just for the sugar rush. My friend, neighbour and fellow brunchfreak Ana had bacon with pomegranate and avocado (also a personal favourite), adding a poached egg to the masterpiece. We also ordered this memorable (to say the least) jug of Prosecco with mint and elderflower to quench our thirst. I repeat: Prosecco, mint and elderflower - the Holy Trinity! Next stop: Generator Hostel.
One of Dublin's most acclaimed weekly markets, with over 40 stalls, vintage clothing, vinyl records, jewelry, arts and crafts, a barbershop, live music and food+drink, Smithfield Market Fair (I do not mean Smithfield Farmers Market, which takes place in Smithfield Square itself - cattle is not my cup of tea) is one of the best Sunday-afternoon-blues antidotes, with its chilled atmosphere and the wonderful display of diversity. From homemade cakes to design pieces, you can come across a few surprises in this vibrant venue.