Mannings is probably my one and only place for breakfast!
I've never tried the cakes (maybe because I know I could get too addicted and that could be dangerous) but I so love their sandwiches they use lovely salads, nice cheese, nuts, vegetables and those ingredients that makes the whole thing full of different flavours and aaaahh is so tasteful! (Haha I had a moment there)
You will never go wrong... Scramble eggs, yogurt and fruits, toasts, fresh orange juice... Everything is very good.
I super recommend it!
Mannings is an institution.
Massive breakfasts. Great salads. Lunch time menu is a great price. Eclairs and cream donuts to beat the band (be still my cholesterol clogged heart!) and bread that Mam will come in especially for.
It's never impossible to get a seat but it certainly seems so most days. The place is usually jammed with old-school locals, new-school locals, business men and art students. So quite the mix!
The staff are like machines, constantly cleaning as they go around, a table need only be empty a few seconds before its cleaned off and has someone new on it.
One of the best bakeries in dublin. I have ordered birthday cakes a wedding cake and had numerous coffee slices in here. Sandwiches delicious also....best bakery in town....
I've stopped in Mannings Bakery in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre plenty of times but this was my first time stopping in their bakery. It was my own fault for waiting until last minute as the selection is a bit picked over by 4:30pm, but even the limited selection that was left the cakes still tasted amazing. Even better, 2 cakes for €3.60 and let me tell you, each and every penny of this goodness is worth it.
Good little spot with some delectable looking pastries, sandwiches and spreads. I spent about 15-20 minutes in here just to kill some time. My americano was decent enough and the price was right too.
The only oddity was that the men's bathroom was locked when I went to use it. The door itself said "vacant" but the door would not open. When I inquired about it, the staff told me to use the women's. I decided to go elsewhere to use the facilities. I'm sure that's something they will fix.
An actual real, live, honest to God bakery where, y'know, they bake stuff!! Themselves, every day from 5am or something.
It's all good here, as befits the kind of local institution where they feed the entire neighbourhood every day: breads and cakes - obviously good. Their Fry is a thing of beauty and a hangover special. Plus they offer quiches, sausage rolls, salads and serious soups.
Very well priced, and decent coffee to boot!
Love a bakery where you can sit down and eat your cake and have tea. I say this cos my local Manning's is just a take-away bakery and after buying my eclair or pastry I walk around Blanch looking for a nice spot to sit.
But this one is a cafe as well, that has a deli for food, and I see on their menu they do French Toast as well!
But the cakes are what the bakery is known for, the toffee apple slices, the apple strudels, and the choux buns and eclairs, all fresh and yummy!
If only it wasn't a bit out of the way, I would go there each time when in town!
You know you have found somewhere special when the blue rinse parade frequent a bakery religiously, they know their buns! And you also know you are on to a good thing when the arty students of NCAD, the flash suits of the local big businesses and the blue rinse parade hang out in the same joint as each other.
So that said, coffee is great, service is great BUT above all the baked products are unreal. I think I want their eclairs as my last wish on my death bed... Oh and least I forget, they are reasonably priced so no excuse to buy them for me on my death bed.
This is a cute little cafe. The coffee is good and the food looks nice, though I haven't tried it. My only complaint is the absence of posted business hours and the relatively unfriendly staff. In here on a Sunday afternoon before closing, the staff seemed totally uninterested in serving customers.
I try to stop into Mannings at least once a month for a lovely, flaky sweet apple tart that calls my name every time I'm near Thomas St.
The bustle and rush in this lovely bakery-come-cafe is delightful; with a cup of coffee and a slice of almond cake the better part of an afternoon can be whiled away with delight.
Naturally, Mannings is no North Side secret. Everyone -and I do mean everyone -stops in during the day, from grannies and bankers to trackies and van men. Join the crowd during lunch for a hearty roast beef and swiss sandwich accompanied by a few heaped spoonfuls of their delicious side salads. Prices are average for City Centre fare and well worth it for cosy booth by that giant window (perfect for people watching).
Mannings underwent a makeover a year ago and I have to say that I am not pleased with the results. In the beforetime, there was a sandwich and a bakery counter at the front and you took your tray into the gloom of the sprawling back room, found yourself a nook and a table and got down to it. Now, everything is open plan and bright, and in my opinion, the worse for it. It is no longer the perfect little hideaway and there appear to be fewer seats.
As for the food, the cakes are great (a shout out to the chocolate eclair) and the array of sandwiches is staggering. The staff members are a heady mix of old Dublin and Eastern European and come in often enough and they will banter with you.
Love Mannings but please bring back the cream pies!!!
I miss them :-(
Mannings Bakery offers a peaceful escape from hectic Thomas Street. The sandwiches and pastries are above and beyond (try the carrot cake!) and the coffee is fantastic. There is plenty of seating space and mothers with prams would not feel uncomfortable. Inexpensive and very yummy, Mannings Bakery is a satisfying experience.
My absolute favourite bakery is Mannings. Their cakes and biscuits are always so fresh and delicous. They are very reasonably priced also. If you are just looking for a few cakes or biscuits with your tea or a birthday cake or other cake for special occasion then this is the place to go!
I was very excited to come out and try this bakery, but am feeling a bit disappointed. The scones tasted a bit overworked and in need of a dash of salt in order to accent the sweet/tart raspberries. The Apple Cake has store bought filling in it, which from a bakery priding itself on homemade cakes, seems really odd. It's a distinctive processed taste. Too bad! Seems like a yummy idea. Also a lot of the cream in the cream desserts looks a bit tired.
The atmosphere isn't very cozy either, a bit bright and like a chain bakery.
Overall, if you are passing by it's fine to pop in, but I wouldn't go out of your way to come here. Seemed like a run of the mill, chain bakery.
i've always gone into mannings bakery when i would be shopping in thomas st. its been revamped in the last 18 months and i have to say, mannings now looks so cool!
they are reasonably priced and their cakes are to die for. i would recommend mannings to anyone!
Mannings Rocks, Cafe bakeries seem to be all the rage now but Mannings have been around for years and seem to have learnt a thing or two. They are a lot fancier than they used to be but they are still good value and stock quality handmade product. Great cakes, great coffee and a great deli as well. Sanity in a world gone mad!!!
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