The weekend is our family day. And no matter how busy our weekdays are, my husband and I try to make time so we can spend the entire day with each others’ company while strolling the city center – especially these days while the weather is really nice and warm. Well, we don’t simply spend the day idly during both days of the weekend since I need to run some errands such as grocery shopping and cook our food for the entire week during weekends, too. But we make sure to allocate at least one day so we can take our son out since he loves to go to the city center and play!
Well, it is tiring to run after a toddler – no doubt about it. Especially with my son having so much energy flowing through his body, my husband and I are already knackered but my son simply wants more, more, MORE! That’s why after the “running after session” with my son, my husband and I take a break to have some snacks and coffee in the city center to catch our breath! We try our best to stop by a cafe or a restaurant for some snacks as my son takes his nap in his pram so we can leisurely eat our food and drink. During these “quiet moments”, one of our favorite spots to visit is a trendy cafe called Wigwam.
Wigwam was previously known as Twisted Pepper. Not sure why the name change but since rebranding, I noticed that apart from their famously good cup of coffee, they also offer a nice selection of cocktails and finger foods, too. Apart from that, they also have sandwiches and soups for lunch. We frequently visit this place because we like the ambiance (really cool and trendy) and the coffee is always impeccable.
It’s been a while since I visited the cafe and was pleasantly surprised when I saw they are also offering food for a change. We went there while a friend from California dropped by to visit and since we wanted to find shelter from the very rare hot weather in Dublin, we thought we’d order a few small bites to eat. My husband ordered his usual cup of coffee for the afternoon but I skipped mine since I thought it’s too warm. Instead, I ordered some mojito. I also bought these really tasty nibbles to share.
The finger foods served in Wigwam has a Portuguese/Brazilian flair to it. The round “balls” are the Brazilian “cheese bread” called Pao de Queijo, which was served really warm so the cheese was gooey and melty. The “meat” on skewers were BBQed chicken hearts served with a nice and fresh salsa. And the bowl of “chips” are not made from potatoes but with cassava!
I was impressed with the high-quality of food served in Wigwam but found it takes a long time to serve the food. Maybe because they are making the cheese bread from scratch as you order but I still find 40 minutes waiting time a tad bit too long. I hope that as they progress, they find a more efficient way of working around the kitchen, too!
Wigwam is still a top place for me in the city center. Apart from the cup of coffee I enjoy, I love the food and hope they get better, too!