This morning, I finally visited Fia, which I had been dying to try out ever since they opened their doors back in March, thanks to their instagram account. I arrived just after 10am, when doors opened, and the place was already brimming. Luckily, I managed to grab the last table in the corner and I settled down to admire the decor and peruse their menu.
The minimalist space is relatively small but bright and welcoming. Two rows of wooden tables fill the room and there is seating at the window, great for people watching.
I love Fia's approach to food, focusing on seasonality and using Irish ingredients throughout their menu.
"Working closely with the seasons both in terms of coffee and food, allows us to highlight and celebrate the work of our dedicated roasters, growers, and suppliers"
The menu is small and sweet but this still made for a tough decision as each dish sounded just as delicious as the next. In the end I couldn't make up my mind, so the piggy in me chose two things off the menu and convinced myself I was having a main and desert.
I chose the Eggs & Greens (€6.50) which included olive scrambled eggs with McNally's organic greens served on a thick slice of sourdough toast with a decent drizzle of lemony garlic yoghurt. The presentation was absolutely beautiful and every mouthful was a delight on my taste buds, this was honestly the most delicious and flavoursome dish I have had in a while and the lemony garlic yoghurt was a total game changer...I'm drooling about this now, even as I type. I would highly recommend.
Next up, was the prettiest Granola (€6.50) I have ever set my eyes upon and undoubtedly the tastiest. This was the first time I had tried figs and I can't believe I've been missing out all this time. I loved the crunchiness of the buckwheat and hazelnut granola pared with the thick, creamy homemade yoghurt, sweet fig and damson compote and the surprising bursts of fresh mint made for a lovely blend of flavours.
Fia also serve delicious cups of Roasted Brown coffee, perfect for satisfying my morning craving for caffiene and they also have on display incredible, enticing treats as well if you fancy something sweet.
I left feeling full and totally satisfied. The atmosphere was very relaxed and casual and the service was wonderful (there is a girl in there who is so friendly and a testament to the place...I wish I caught her name) even as a solo diner I didn't feel rushed.
The prices are extremely good and I just wish I was one of the lucky residents in the area. I think Fia has to be one of my favourite brunch places to date and I will definitely be returning again verysoon.
155b Rathgar Road
Brunch Menu here