Dockyard No 8
Dockyard No 8 was something of a game-changer for the town of Bray. A café that not only served brunch, but led with it as a prime selling point; an much-discussed niche had finally been exploited, and the town's offering became all the better for it. Located down by the harbour - beside the famed Harbour Bar, and the gym where Katie Taylor trains - Dockyard is permanently steeped in the satisfying sounds of ropes clanging off metal boat masts, and of course the waves lapping against the pier. Suck it, Malahide; this is how you do maritime chic.The interior is fairly cosy, with seating for about 20 inside, while the terrace outside has a similar capacity and is closed off to shelter punters from the sea air.