I visited Pog on a rainy Saturday midday, quite typical for Irish mid climate. Trying to avoid heavy rain I was forced to get in looking like a stylish, but a slightly bedraggled rat.
32 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1
Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM; Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-5PM
Founded in 2014 by then 25 years old Rachel Kaene, Pog was originally a frozen yogurt shop before traded for an eatery offering healthy breakfast and brunch menus. Now, Pog is rather a small cafe with a few wooden tables with cushioned chairs and a full-size poster of a kissing couple. It directly refers to the name of the place as POG, which in Irish means kiss. Cute, ha?
Pog is conveniently located near the O’Connell Bridge, that links North and South of Dublin and only 10 min walk from the famous Temple Bar district that no tourist should ever miss. There is no street number on the building so look for a white tenement house with a couple of arched windows at the corner of Bachelors Walk and Bachelors Way streets. There is a small white sign with black letters with an “O” letter-shaped heart. Got that? Congratulations, you made it!
Pog’s food is low in fat, refined carbohydrates, sugar, gluten-free and low on the glycemic index. At the same time, it is rich in vitamins and minerals, and super tasty. Probably that is why Pog is always full.
Açai Bowl with Chocolate Chips and Desiccated Coconut
Açai Bowl with Strawberries and Blueberries
Pog relies on wholesome and organic ingredients and their signature receipts are based on products labeled as the superfood: spinach, kale, sweet potatoes and fresh fruits such as blueberries and strawberries. Most of the items on the menu are vegetarian and vegan-friendly and the nutritional value and macronutrients amount of each special is provided.
Protein Pancake with Rasberry and Peanut Butter
My top three are their amazing Protein Pancakes, the Açai Bowl, and the Italian Chicken Salad. You can also give a try to their Protein Porridge or Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl. Sweet mouth alert: Pog likes you and treats you with gluten-free brownies and lemon and ricotta cakes. Pog also allows you to build your own salad and to add some extra toppings to go with your protein pancakes. Those are really yummy, but come with only two toppings and in my opinion is just not enough.
Almond Crunch Paleo Salad
Gluten free Chocolate Brownie
Unfortunately, eating healthy is not cheap. Depends on how hungry you are, a brunch in Pog may cost you up to 15€- 20€. If you are young and broke, go there only for a special occasion 🙂
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What endless explorers think about this spot…
Pog is a super – food spot: they use high quality whey protein, organic milk, free range eggs and organic oat. You must try out their Açai Bowl and their signature Protein Pancakes.