Jonathan Smith is a Dubliner through and through.
Born in the same building as poet Patrick Kavanagh and GAA football fan forever, Jonathan opened his coffee shop ERNESTO, in the Dublin suburb of Rathmines, with the view of creating a sustainable business that could contribute to the community around him.
A destination for many Irish musicians, including Mark Geary, Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Steve Wall and Christy Moore and many of them have performed live events in the cafe’ to raised funds for local charities.
“If you run a business in a community, you have an obligation to that community” and that encapsulates Jonathan’s way of life.
You can find out more about Jonathan on his instagram page and of course by visiting the shop for a coffee and perhaps a hug from the man himself.
Jonathan’s Music Choice
Queen – Sheer Heart Attack
Luke Kelly – Raglan Road
Damien Dempsey – You’re the cure
Kate Bush – This woman’s work
Puccini – O Babbino Mio
Christy Moore – How Long
Thin Lizzy – Sarah
All music is available on Spotify in the Social Fabric Playlist