If I can get a fat burger for a fiver, then I’m not going to spend any more than €5 for my lunch in future. This is until I stop being lazy and make my own packed lunch. It’s the only way forward, but something I continually fail to do.
The Runner Bean on Nassau St is a quirky shop selling one of the best cappucinos in Dublin, lots of healthy little snacks, and some good quality fruit.
The thing I like best about this deli is the staff: they are gorgeous, and super friendly. They remember your name, they remember your order. They ask you how you are; they ask you how your sick grandmother is. It’s so much better getting service that’s a little more personal than a resentful look and an offhand grunt.
The Runner Bean have been doing a €5 deal for ages now, which is any roll of your choice with three fillings, and a drink. Always stumbling to work late in the morning, I stop there and get a coffee and a roll for €5 – the last one I got was a beautiful brown seeded roll, spread with pesto and stuffed with red onion, feta cheese and avocado. The fillings are all top-notch, and the chicken is even organic!
I want to know about the people that serve you – who puts a smile on your face?