Words: Dylan Murphy
The cheesy café’s second location will also include a late night wine bar when restrictions ease.
Dublin’s favourite cheesy café, Meltdown has just opened its second city centre spot at 15 Montague Street, Dublin 2.
Set up back in 2018 by Maeve O’Malley, the cheesy café has managed to grow in a difficult year after originally appearing as a pop-up. It’ll be the second permanent city centre café from the cheese connoisseurs alongside the other branch on 5 Leeson Street Lower.
Meltdown’s second premises will be open Monday-Friday 08.00 – 15.30 and 10.00 – 15.30 at the weekends. As pandemic restrictions are eased, Meltdown, Montague Street will become a day-to-night dining experience. The café will add the evening ‘Winedown’ menu to its repertoire.
The wine bar will offer food and wine in a comfortable space filled with contemporary Irish art and will open officially when lockdown restrictions are lifted.
After joining the team during lockdown, Chef Maeve Walsh curated the Winedown menu. She won the Euro-toque – Young Chef of the Year Award in 2016 and previously worked in Restaurant 41 and The Canteen among others.
The Montague Street menu will serve breakfasts, salads, cakes, cookies and of course their range of cheese toasties – all made fresh on site.
Owner Maeve O’Malley said, “This location will be Meltdown by day (until 15.30) and will transform to Winedown by night (from 17.00). Winedown will offer an Irish seasonal menu curated by our new chef Maeve Walsh. We are so excited to have Maeve on board. She has a wealth of experience working in a host of fantastic restaurants including Restaurant 41, the Canteen and 2 star restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall, England to name but a few.”
“The food will be served as large and small sharing plates and there will also be an option to avail of a set tasting menu with wine pairing. To say we are excited to allow people in to enjoy the space is an understatement!”
For more information head over to Meltdown’s website.