This is how Meltdown Café is celebrating its second birthday


    Lockdown hasn’t stopped Meltdown café in Dublin from celebrating its second birthday.

    Maeve O’Malley, owner of this cheese lover’s paradise, is grateful for everyone who supported them the past two years. “The recent restrictions implemented have changed the business substantially, having to close the Temple Bar location temporarily was a tough move but had to be done to ensure the health and well-being of our lovely staff and customers,” she said.

    The café was set up in 2018. After starting as a pop-up, the business has grown into two busy permanent cafés in Dublin city on Temple Bar’s Curved Street and on Leeson Street.

    Maeve had to adapt her business model to accommodate social distancing and safety restrictions. The Leeson Street café operates on a take-out/delivery only basis.

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    “Most of our business has changed to delivery and I need to have extra staff on to enable increased hygiene and implement social distancing with our customers. We also have plexi glass protection for the staff, and are only allowing one customer in the shop at a time.”

    Meltdown has a new addition to its menu: Meltdown Hot Stuff (€3.85). It is a hot and spicy hot sauce made from Irish apple juice, habanero chillies and a host of other high-quality natural Irish ingredients.

    Meltdown Leeson street is open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Wednesday, 8am to 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am to 7pm on the weekends.

    If you don’t want to order in and rather make your own sandwich, why not try this summertime club sandwich? Your tastebuds will be dancing all the way!