I was hoping for some recs on good bakeries in Dublin, can any locals help me out? I'll be there on a very long layover (23hrs), and though I've been to Dublin before,I'm not familiar with its bakeries. I would love to pick up some yummy breads and pastries to take home with me.
In the city centre, les maison des gourmets is excellent for baked things in the french manner. Il Valentino for specialist Italian breads.
Out of the centre, but one I love cos i live nearby, is the corner bakery in Terenure for baked cheesecake, irish 'batch' loaf and soda bread plus your usual baguettes, croissants etc. This is what you want for an 'Irish' experience, thankfully not an international bakery that would fit into London or Paris.
Try the Cake Cafe also, a quirky lunch spot in the city for cake lovers.
Honestly I would not kill myself for a bakery as they are not in the League of U.S. or German bakeries. There seems to be so few these days compared to years ago. Bretzel is meant to be good and its ages since i have been. i like the Bread stalls in the temple bar food Market on Saturdays. Les Maison des gourmets were closed for a short while and re-opened but i did not see if they are still baking for take away. Lso in the Basement of AVoka Cafe oin Suffolk street sells scones and breads fresh baked on the basement with some sweets/cakes in another counter. The best cheese cake I have eaten beside my own home bakes is in a new small polish owned bakery in Capel street. Its not glam nd even the cakes are not very "stylised" but its very good.