Bakery & Cafe Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 6pm
Saturday & Sunday - 9am to 4pm

Trade Orders:  Monday - Friday

Member of Good Food Ireland     Restaurants Association of Ireland    


All About Us


The sweet smells of The Bretzel Bakery have been wafting down South Richmond Street since the 1870's. The Bakery is well known to generations of the Dublin Jewish community and still known as the Jewish Bakery with its Kosher status re-established since William Despard took over in 2000

Back in the 1900's the Grinspon family ran a small bakery here. The Elliman family took it over in 1910. The chain of Jewish ownership was broken when the bakery's head baker, Christy Hackett, agreed to take it over from Ida Stein in the 1960's for one week and said that if he made a profit he would continue. The bakery remained in the Hackett family for two generations until ill health forced a sale.

The bakery has an established reputation and customer base, selling to restaurants, gourmet delis and sandwich makers, our own bakery shop and food markets. We rate trust, both in our products and our business methods, as our core value.

The recipes below are some compiled by us for your enjoyment. We hope that in time, these will form The Bretzel Bakery Recipe Book and we would love to hear from you if you have any recipes.  Happy Baking!


This recipe comes from Patrycja who works in the Bretzel Bakery Shop.  A great new idea for using up your stale bread and creating a gourmet lunch!  Patrycjas Special

Click here to download our delicious, low fat soup Red Pepper and Cream Cheese Soup great with our Country Store bread.

Click here to download our Pumpkin Soup Recipe which compliments our Granary Bread.

Click here to download our Bread & Butter Pudding Recipe

Click here to download our Grilled Cheese on Sourdough Bread Recipe

Click here to download our delicious recipe for Irish Stew. Goes great with our Brown Soda Bread.