"I wouldn't change Bretzel Bread for all the tea in China!" - D. Williams, ThymeOut, Dalkey

“This is proper artisan bread, a truly unique product. We use the lovely soft Bretzel bagettes and granary bread for our sandwiches and the product sells itself”

“Gourmet Food Parlour have been buying from Bretzel for close to five years, they are our preferred vendor for many reasons but their dedication to service and outstanding quality is second to none. Their breads are always fresh and tasty and they have a unique product collection one which has allowed us to offer our customers an extensive food selection throughout our cafes …”
-Lorraine Heskin, Director, Gourmet Food Parlour – DunLaoghaire, Malahide & Swords

“…It’s a superb bakery and café, for sure, but its importance transcends simple baking, for the breads and cakes here are part of the fabric of a life well-lived, a cultured life in the city, and it’s no surprise to learn that the Bretzel is a member of the important Real Bread Ireland group, an alliance of the country’s best bakers who campaign on behalf of good bread, real bread, the sort of bread that is baked for you in The Bretzel…

…Add in the fact that Bretzel breads are distributed to some of the best food shops throughout the capital, and you understand that the goodness, and the memories, are spreading further and wider.”
– John and Sally McKenna’s Guide 2016

“…With warm and inviting decor and friendly staff, the cafe is well worth a visit to beautiful Portobello…”
– Totally Dublin April 2015

“The business takes pride in the fact that its processes passed the thorough Q Mark examination with flying colours…”
– Irish Independent October 2015

“…The cafe is warm and inviting and doesn’t seem to have a distinct demographic- locals of all ages pop in and out to buy a loaf or sit or sit and have some breakfast…”
– The Herald October 2015

“You are the best ….”

“Your relatively recent offering, the apple pie (with the soft-ish crust) is simply Not of This Earth. Epic, extraordinary, melt-in-your-mouth.”
– Customer Reviews on Facebook

“Tray it and see”

“Bretzel Bakery in Portobello, Dublin now provides a range of its delicious desserts including carrot cake, chocolate brownie and lemon cake as large tray bakes – perfect for entertaining guests at home as the Communion and Confirmation season sets in. Bretzel Bakery has been producing top quality bread including white sourdough, brown soda and onion baps since it first set up in 1870 and its range of desserts follow the same homemade traditions. For more details or to order a tray bake contact..”
– Food and Wine Magazine – May 2011

“Stylirish is a Lifestyle Channel for the Irish People and the Business. They try to deliver to their viewers interesting and entertaining content, keeping their viewers up-to-date with lifestyle, social events, Arts, entertainment and much more.” [LINK1] [LINK2]
– Stylirish – April 2011

“I wouldn’t change the Bretzel Bread for all the tea in China!”
– David Williams, ThymeOut, Dalkey

“The Bretzel Bakery makes really great bread, and has been doing just that for over 140 years now. The bakery is a local Portobello favourite and one of the few surviving remnants of the area’s Jewish past…………..” to see full article see: [LINK]
– Trinity News – Pg 18-19 – Buttered Up – Sadhbh O’Brien – 16th March 2011

“The Bretzel Bakery in Portobello is already a firm favourite with South Dubliners, and has been baking fresh batches of bread each morning since the 1870s. Wholesome additions to the already very tempting sweet and savouries on offer include more unique breads with with natural seeds, hot cross buns, pastries and tray bakes. Not only will you have a fantastic spread for your springtime celebration, but you’ll be supporting a local and established Dublin food producer while doing so…win-win.”
– Tatler Magazine – April 2011

“There go the waistlines! We’ve just been treated to a delicious delivery of baked goodies from The Bretzel Bakery (Portobello, Dublin 8) – serious yum factor! Hot cross buns and cakes on a Thursday morning…..what more could we ask for?!”
– Easyfood Magazine, Greystones – Facebook Page – 31st March 2011

“In Ireland, we’re lucky enough to have some fantastic artisan produce unique to the country and its regions. Today, and over the next couple of weeks, Éamonn will be cooking some fabulous dishes, with 3 artisan products of choice from around the country!

BREAD THE BRETZEL BAKERY – BREAD MADE THE OLD WAY! The sweet smells of the bakery have been wafting down South Richmond Street since the 1870’s and have inspired love and loyalty in the hearts of Dubliners……”
– The Afternoon Show, Éamonn’s Taste of Ireland – Wednesday, 5 March 2008 [LINK]


Bretzel Bakery
1a Lennox Street, Portobello,
Dublin 8
Tel: 01 475 9445




Bretzel Bakery
Unit 1a, Greenmount Industrial Estate,
Greenmount Ave
Dublin 12
Tel: 01 475 2724