This tiny café and take-out shop serves an astonishing array of fresh soups daily. They come in three sizes, and you can get vegetarian soup or soups with meat- or fish-based broth. Best bets include pumpkin chilli and coconut; fragrant Thai chicken; beef chili; and hearty mussel, potato, and leek. The friendly staff make fine coffee and delicious smoothies. The cost of soup includes bread and a piece of fruit for dessert—excellent value—and they also do a decent
grab-and-go breakfast. A second Soup Dragon recently opened around the corner on Ormond Quay.