Yearning for the kind of little corner shops you'd stumble across on continental holidays, husband-and-wife team Cara Lloyd and David Brown ditched the day jobs, rolled up their sleeves, and opened one up themselves.
Cara was a teacher, and Dave was a Dublin cheesemonger. The couple plundered their mums' and grandmothers' Jewish-German-American recipe books for inspiration. Cara took courses at the prestigious École Lenotre near Paris, and scaled-up the recipes. And finally, when a little corner premises came up just outside Terenure in 2005, they were ready and The Corner Bakery was born.
Over the years Dave's sister Fiona helped the business to take root, and Sam, Dave and Cara's son, learned the ropes.
Nowadays Sarah leads the front-of-house team, with Gráinne in full charge of the kitchen. Each baker brings their own touches and recipes to the mix. But the recipes for those cookies and traybakes haven't changed since day 1. And we now bake seven days a week!