Whether you want a hearty breakfast or something lighter, then this is a nice cafe to come to. I think that the Brick Alley Cafe was formerly known as The Joy of Coffee and that is why the name on the outside differs to the one on the inside.
There are a couple of big tables and so communal dining is the theme here. There are also a few window seats if you want to watch the world go by.
The food took a little longer than expected to arrive but it was all freshly cooked. The veggie breakfast of scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast was just right. The toasted bagel was a poppy seed bagel served with butter and jam. It was nice that the waiter let us replace the bacon with ham on the bacon and egg bagel.
Even though we asked for tea for two people, there was enough tea for a lot more. If you wanted something a little more refreshing, then the freshly squeezed orange juice is a must.
Brick Alley Cafe, 25 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, DublinRating: