Inside Fable Bakery – an origin story of friendship that reads like a fairytale

Founders Elyse Clarke and Kate O’Sullivan met on a cookery course and went on to start a business making handmade baked treats, breads and specialities

Fable Bakery founders Elyse Clarke and Kate O’Sullivan left the corporate world to follow their culinary dreams

Elyse Clarke and Kate O’Sullivan are sitting at one of the long green benches in Sprout & Co on Dawson Street in Dublin ahead of the weekend lunch rush, sipping on iced coffees and reflecting on their first year in business together as Fable Bakery.

Both in their early 30s, O’Sullivan and Clarke had decidedly different jobs – the former in banking and the latter in social media marketing – before the pandemic hit. Although ...