It’s the Bad Ass Café in Temple Bar. It’s been around for years. It serves good food. And it’s famous for having Sinéad O’Connor as a former employee. In fairness, the interior looks a bit like a school canteen but the reality is that it’s good for a cheap bite to eat.


Believe it or not this sculpture is right outside a restaurant in Temple Bar called, yep you guessed it, the Palm Tree!! Having been one of the first sculptures as the ‘latin quarter’ was being redeveloped, there’s a bit of a fondness for it among the people nearby. Just don’t go there on a Friday night… It’ll have a couple of Hens hanging out of it. Literally!

Most tourists know of Temple Bar as either the ‘cultural quarter’ of the city or a place to get absolutely drunk out of their heads in some of the many pubs in the area. But there are some fantastic clothing gems in the area. Many of them offer vintage or second hand clothes at knock-down prices, some offer clothes for the kids who are hip and others offer clothes (and other things) for hippies.

The pic shows Tambuli, at the back of the Central Bank. The smell of incense always creeps out the door and invites any passers by, tempting those who haven’t already been struck by the unusual exterior. Can you spot the reptile climbing up the wall?