How to help local businesses recover from Storm Emma

This week, while those working in tech haphazardly adapted to remote working, a greater challenge emerged for small independent hospitality brands.

Many local eateries were forced to close their doors, causing an unexpected dip in revenue that could have serious knock on effects.

At Jobbio, we value all our customers equally. From the huge hospitality brands in London, to the local burger joint in Sandymount, we’ve built a network of customers that we appreciate, respect and admire.

We want to see all businesses on Jobbio thrive and we believe that going the extra mile to support them in all conditions is a no brainer.

The Lovin’ Media Brand have called for locals and businesses to support independent hospitality brands this weekend and we’re fully in support. Our Jobbions will be out and about supporting our customers (not that they ever need much of an excuse). 

Help us help them.

Here are some remarkable establishments to get out and support.


If you haven’t already, do yourself a serious favour and get to BuJo in Sandymount. Their chargrilled burgers and hand cut fries are the warm antidote to 2018’s big chill.


Finnbee’s Coffee House

Located in Bray, the Finnbee’s mission is simple: to bring great coffee to a great community. They use top grade 100% Arabica beans sourced from single estates in the best growing areas around the world, guaranteeing you the greatest cup of coffee around. The coffee shop had to close during the storm but made sure that all staff were picked up and dropped off before they closed.

Honest To Goodness

Get the best bread fix you can ever hope for from Honest to Goodness. Sit in in their city centre location or order on Deliveroo. Their bread and woodfire pizzas are baked fresh in store every day.

Keshk Cafe

Or are you craving soul food? The Keshk Menu is focused on Mediterranean cuisine with evident inspirations from several cultures such as Egyptian, Greek, Turkish. Close your eyes and you could be in a much sunnier place.


In the short time Craft has been in Harold’s Cross it’s made a HUGE impact. The local eatery has secured the ultimate nod this year with a Michelin Bib Gourmand. Craft lost power due to the storm and will have to remain closed for the rest of this week to make sure things are up to the excellent standard of service they like to deliver to their customers. They will need the support of the Harold’s cross community in coming weeks.

Mak at D6

Mak at D6 combines a menu of Hong Kong style dim sum and authentic Chinese cuisine along with a vast array of wine, cocktails, craft beers and spirits. Need we say more? Miso excited.

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Staple Foods

Staple Foods is all about fresh, healthy and delicious staple foods and drinks. Counteract the lazy cabin feverish days with their delicious wholesome menu.

Le Centre-Ville

If you’re heading into town for a Sunday perusal, stop by Le Centre-Ville in Stephens Green Shopping centre for a pastry. They’ve got fresh croissants, warm baguettes, sandwiches overflowing with the tastiest locally sourced ingredients.

Matt the Thresher

Specialising in seafood, Matt The Thresher is a bright and much loved restaurant located just minutes walk from Stephen’s Green. After having to close for two days during the strom, they are delighted to have opened back and are inviting you in from 12- 21:45 for an apres ski warm delicious meal!


The McCormack family have been in the business of providing quality food and drink at their pub in Dun Laoghaire since 1960 and pride themselves on excellent customer service. They closed for the safety of their patrons and team during the worst of the weather but they’ve opened back up at intervals over the course of the last few days whenever it was safe to keep their regulars and locals looked after.

Peploe’s Wine Bistro

Peploe’s is at the very heart of Dublin City Centre right on St Stephens Green. They had to close for two days but as soon as it was safe they got out with their shovels and cleared the path around them and steps and started cooking up a storm of their own! Perfect spot for a meal if you are walking around the center of town.

Phoenix Cafe

This award winning little gem in the middle of Phoenix Park in Dublin. With the volume of visitors to the park during the snowdays they did their best to feed the masses with their award winning treats, and locally roasted Wicklow coffee, but sadly had to close for a period. Haven’t had enough snow fun yet? The Phoenix Cafe are offering rewards for the best snowmen AND free hot chocolate to warm frozen little hands.

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Silver Spoon Café

If you are out by Castlecourt Shopping Centre in Castleknock, then the Silver Spoon cafe is the perfect place to stop in for some gourmet food and wine, cheeses, and great coffee.

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Sol y Sombra Tapas Restaurant

Sol y Sombra first began their adventure by taking an old church in Kerry and completely restoring the building that had once been the heart of the community to its former glory. They took great efforts to retain the original character of the building and get it to a place that it could once again be enjoyed by the local residents. They had to take a break from serving delicious Tapas due to the weather but they are working hard in the kitchens already for a dinner service starting from 6pm today!

Sweeney’s of Kilbride

Sweeney’s of Kilbride is a local, family owned pub and lounge specialising in quality food, drink and customer satisfaction. Well known for their live music and coverage of all things sporting. They did everything possible to keep servicing their regulars. Rumor has it, their car park was full of tractors, quads bikes and an assortment of makeshift snow mobiles.

The Church | Bar & Restaurant

The former St.Mary’s Church off of Jervis Street had to close doors back in 1964 before it was restored to the award winning lan mark it is today. They are back up and running today and eager to get back to business as usual. Another perfect pitstop for anyone making a visit to the city tomorrow.

The Green Room Bar

The Green Room Bar offers all the comforts of a modern wine and piano bar in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands, so if you are out near the point today stop in for a hot toddy from 3:30pm.


Good news for the people of Cabinteel, Urbun’s fresh scones and favourite treats are out of the oven! Start your Sunday right with their baked eggs, you won’t regret it.

Woodfire & Green

This new New York style eatery in Sandyford serves wood-fired artisan flatbreads, gourmet hand carved sandwiches.

Honey Truffle

Not even a year old Honey Truffle opened last May, and has been a firm favourites for city centre breakfasts and lunch breaks. Situated on Pearse Street, this local favourite was set up by Eimer Rainsford, a former Avoca head chef who also runs the Pink Ginger cookery school.



Author Cassie Delaney

Digital Content Editor Cassie has over six years experience working with some of the biggest brands in Irish media. She has worked commercially and editorially for AIB, Sprite, IMAGE Magazine,,, The Huffington Post, SEI, One Young World and CARA Magazine.

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