New cafe on the menu for Churchtown

by Rebecca Ryan
New General Manager of Union Café Churchtown Stjepan Babic and General Manager of Union Café Mount Merrion David Payne Mullins outside new Churchtown restaurant

There is great news for the Churchtown area as the popular Union Cafe has just opened.

Officially opened October 11, the restaurant and bar will be serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with an inviting brunch menu on weekends.

The newly-built Cafe is bright and airy and has a great vibe to it. The interiors are beautiful, cosy and comfortable, with exposed wooden beams adding to the rustic feel.

Much like their sister restaurant in Mount Merrion, the Churchtown location is set to be a local gathering place for family and friends, neighbours and colleagues in the area.

New general manager Stjepan Babic is from Croatia and came to Ireland four years ago. He has been with the group for over two years and was general manager in Mount Merrion Union Café.

Stjepan is a man who can juggle many things very well. He just had a baby and is moving to a new house along with opening this brand-new location. And he does it all with a smile and enthusiasm!

He told Dublin Gazette he is looking forward to welcoming the locals: “I’m moving here to open Churchtown and I’m really looking forward to it.

“Union café is famous for being very approachable and a very locally ordinated place. It will be a family restaurant. We always try to introduce community in whatever we do. We want to be the new place for the community to gather and to enjoy their coffees, meetings and celebrations.

“It’s a big restaurant and there is loads of space for the families. It sits 100 people. It’s perfect for any celebrations, birthdays, parties and communions.

“There’s a really big bar with a nice modern cocktail menu so in the evening time it will be a bar.” Mount Merrion’s popular ‘dish of the day’ offer will also be coming to Churchtown.

Stjepan said: “We have a dish of the day. It is our daily special with a glass of wine for €20. Instead of the early bird we do this for the whole night. The dish is worth €20 itself, but we give the wine for free, as complimentary.”

Union Café is ever expanding with another new location at The Beacon opening soon.

Wood fired pizzas at Union Cafe

Wood fired pizzas at Union Cafe

General Manager of Union Café at The Beacon David Payne Mullins is helping out with the Churchtown opening and said they’ve been getting some great interest already from the locals.

“It’s been a very smooth week of trials with loads of happy faces. There’s been amazing feedback so far with loads of interest from the locals.”

Union Café Churchtown takes walk-ins but booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.

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