Monday 28 April 2014

Sandwiches Worth Queueing For: Green Bench Café

Green Bench Café has been around for a while now on Montague Street, just off Harcourt Street. There is always a big queue outside the place at lunchtime and that's the reason I’d never made it there before, I hate queueing.

The thing I didn’t know is that even if there is a big queue outside the café, it actually goes very quickly and in no time you have lunch in your hands.

Green Bench Café is a take-away place serving breakfasts from 7.45 to 11 and lunch from 12noon. The menu changes frequently but it always include soups, hot pot, salads and sandwiches which are freshly made on the day. They always have a display of baked goods next to the till.

Green Bench Café is cheaper than most of the places that sell quality take away lunches with prices at€4.90 for a sandwich and a fiver for a salad.

They’re very organised, the guys who make the food take your order while you’re in the queue and then you pay at the till. Even if they were packed when I visited, the staff were in control, friendly and you could tell that customers were regulars.

I ordered their sandwich filled with BBQ pork shoulder, red pepper and pineapple relish, carrot and sesame salad and rocket. It was very fresh, nicely seasoned, spicy and packed full of flavours.

My lunch companion went for the sandwich with a filling of roast beef, aioli, tomato, avocado, celeriac, Comte cheese and mixed leaves. It was a very tasty option full of goodness.

We actually swapped a sandwich each and both sandwiches were different but equally good. We enjoyed our food in Stephen’s Green on a beautiful Spring day as it’s only a few minutes away from the GBC.

So if you ever look for a reasonably priced tasty lunch in this part of the city you should definitely give this place a shot. I promise that the queue isn’t as painful as it looks and that it’s definitely worth it!

Green Bench Cafe
18 Montague Street
Dublin 2

This is an independent review, I paid for my meal.