Certainly worth discovering
Posted on 09 / 29 / 2010
Located on the third floor of a mall (which, given the exterior, looks more like a manor house than a mall), is this lovely little restaurant.
Like many of the vegetarian options in Dublin (and also those in the same immediate area) it is a cafeteria style restaurant. They prepare a few select meals and specials each day, along with soups, salads and deserts. The portions were quite large as, in my case, with the purchase of a slice of their tomato-and-other-things pie came a choice of two salads.
The staff is very helpful and the 'help yourself' dressings available for the salads opposite the cash register are identified as vegan or not. Water is available, free, by the jug, which I liked a lot - not something you always come across in Europe.
Seating is more than ample so that, even during the lunch rushes, nobody should have a problem finding a seat at any point in time.
The food is quite healthy, as has been mentioned in other reviews. The day I visited there was a raw option specially available which seemed to be a daily feature so raw foodists, know that you are welcome.
As for the food itself, it was good - tasty. Nothing too great, though. The cost was reasonable, by my standards - and those of Dublin, I would maintain.
Cafe Fresh also features a catering service which seemed fantastic. Tons (and I mean tons) of options. Information about this was available in the form of pamphlets at each table.
When I make it back to Dublin, I hope to give Cafe Fresh another try.
Fresh, healthy options, Pretty big portions, Catering service
Not not anything too special