As the winter months are approaching, a hearty breakfast is becoming somewhat of a necessity. Whether you're in the mood for a healthy option or are looking to carb-load, we've got you covered with our top five places for winter brunch in the city.

San Lorenzo's, Great Georges Street South

Described as a modern Italian-New York style restaurant in the heart of Dublin, this restaurant boasts two brunch menus: one for the laidback weekend and one for the mid-week cravings. From more traditional poached eggs on bagels to their infamous or CocoPops French Toast, every single plate from the San Lorenzo's kitchen will make your mouth water. 

Nelly's, Drumcondra

We love the cozy atmosphere of this brunch spot, nestled in Drumcondra's Arts and Business campus. The owners described it as "the perfect refuel stop after browsing some unique hand-made crafts, organic and local food produce or even a yoga or a gym session", which sounds like a perfect weekend plan. The smoked salmon, bircher muesli or Nelly's fish cakes are all healthy, but very tasty, breakfast options. 

L'Gueuleuton, 1 Fade St, Dublin 2 

Will it be the Steak Frites with Bearnaise and Fries or the Vanilla Crepe with Apple Butter and Caramelized Banana? We say go for both! From the mouth-watering plates to the relaxed setting, L'Gueuleuton will make you feel like the heroine of a French movie. Ideal for a slow Sunday spent slowly eating and people watching!

Meet Me in the Morning50 Pleasants St, Dublin 8

With its ethically sourced products, in-house baked goods, and colourful greens, this is the place to go if you're looking for a lighter brunch or a vegetarian option. Don't worry if that is not your thing though, the donuts won't late you down!

We love the Rice Bowl (warm short grain brown rice, pickles, garlicky sautéed kale, sesame and chilli crunch, pickles and pumpkin) and their scrumptious granola. Tucked away in a corner off Camden Street, this spot is a great option for brunch before a long walk. 

Drunch at the Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Docklands

This brunch option is not only about food, but it is also a full experience. Nespresso Professional is collaborating with the Marker Hotel to create a unique, Parisian-inspired experience, mixing fine dining and great tunes. The exclusive menu created by Head Chef Gareth Mullins is complemented with music from renowned DJ Sally Cinnamon. A perfect place to kick-off the party season in style. 

The Nespresso Parisian Gourmandise ‘Le Drunch’ takes place on Sunday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of November from 2-5pm. To book a table for ‘Le Drunch’, please email or phone 016875104.