There is nothing better than browsing insta, looking at the most aesthetic desserts that cafes in Ireland have to offer, and mentally adding them to your bucket list of food.
It gives us hope for the future. Of course, it’s a rainy Wednesday right now and most of us are working at home with another sliced pan and a ham sambo on the horizon for lunch. But hey, this weekend we could drive to Donegal to pick up a round of donuts, or maybe a cream-filled cruffin in Cork? The world is our oyster, or at least the country is. Leave your blues of the week behind and start planning how you’ll treat yourself this weekend. This is called taking care of yourself.
1. Servd’s Evil Crosses in Westport
The tastiest of pastries drizzled with melted chocolate and your choice of crispy or milky crispy buns on top. It is not a desire, it is a need.
2. Donut Towers de Mór in Bundoran
What’s better than a donut? 20 donuts glued together with chocolate to form a tower, with happy hippos and freddos on the sides. Obviously.
3. Hungry Bear Cheesecake Cups in Gorey
Dark chocolate cups filled with vanilla cheesecake. Surprise us frantically taking 85 photos per gram and then devouring.
4. OhK Kinsale Strawberry Shortbread Cruffins
Local strawberries, elderflower cream and the important shortbread crumb. We love when two desserts are one.
5. Bean in Dingle Chocolate Hazelnut Mini Babkas
You saw them here first. A Jewish dessert made from braided dough and covered with chocolate. What a dream.
Serious factor of each of them. Will you base your weekend around any of these treats?
Header image via Instagram / Servd Westport
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