A Tantalising Array of Options in Póg Howth – Review

Howth is one of our favourite locations for a family lunch and walk along the seafront and the addition of Póg to the amazing food offering in Howth put the café high on our hit list! Póg is part of a group of four beautiful cafes with additional locations found on Tara Street Dublin 2, Bachelors Walk Dublin 1 and the brand-new edition to the family in Malahide, which opened its doors earlier this year! 

Póg, which has been on the go since 2014, have a tantalising array of options on their menu with a focus on healthy, low-calorie options that are still mouth-watering and delicious. The décor of Póg is slick and contemporary and you will always find their cafes buzzing. The staff are easy going and friendly and their Howth location is also dog friendly, so when we visited, we brought our pooch Poppy along for some sneaky pancake pieces under the table! 

Howth is a beautiful location for a café and is the childhood home to the owners of Póg. Adding a Póg café to the food scene of the beautiful peninsula was a very special and proud moment for the Póg family for sure!  

Their passion shines through in Póg Howth from the decor to the food on your plate. The menu has a fresh, healthy kick with tasty vegan options too. We went for the Harrisa Chicken Wrap – roasted pepper, onion, butternut squash, smashed avocado, spinach, rice, crumbled feta and Zhong dressing (€12.50) and the Steak Sambo with mature dromona cheddar, caramelised onion, tarragon mayo on organic sourdough, served with fries (€15.00).

The Harrisa wrap was incredibly tasty, packed with fresh veggies and the feta provided the perfect contrast to the spicy zhoug dressing. Alongside the wrap we tried the loaded Kimchi Fries with garlic mayo (€6.00). The wonderfully spicy and tangy house kimchi and garlic mayo loaded on to the crispy fries was a delicious combination of flavours.  The juicy beef on the steak sandwich was nestled between crusty sourdough and was delectable! 

Our children are the ultimate judges of the best pancakes in town, and they were super impressed with Póg’s Protein Pancakes, the only hard part was choosing their toppings! 

Póg’s has a great offering of wholesome juices too, we enjoyed the “Get Your Green On” juice with spinach, celery, ginger, and lime and the “Happiness” juice with is raspberry, apple, lime, and mint.  The kids had an orange juice and an apple juice. Which were freshly squeezed and pressed to order. 

The service was very friendly and laid back and the café had a lovely atmosphere, we highly recommend you visit and can’t wait for our next return visit!

WRITTEN BY ABIGAIL FOX CARROLL & CLYDE CARROLL

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