While there’s no shortage of drinking places in Dublin, especially for a pint of Guinness or two, sometimes only a good cup of coffee will do. Just like every other major city, Dublin has its fair share of coffee shops, some of which are global chains, while others are independently run.
If you fancy a latte, flat white, cappuccino, Americano, or just about any kind of coffee, you’re going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee shops in Dublin. But which one to choose?
So before you jump on your private tour of Dublin, head into one of the best places in Dublin for a coffee stop
If you’re close to Dawson Street, don’t walk past Beanhive. The home of stunning coffee art, this coffee shop turns out miraculous coffees topped with amazing frothy scenes of shamrocks, and other Irish symbols.
Not only do they roast their own coffee beans, but they tempt you with a mouth-watering selection of freshly baked scones, together with an equally tempting breakfast and lunchtime menu. We will warn you that it does get extremely busy and seating is limited, so plan your visit wisely.
Also on Dawson Street is Dolce Sicily. Home of the original Italian pastry, this cosy coffee shop turns out delicious coffee alongside its wonderful homemade Italian cakes and desserts, such as coconut Nutella cake, tiramisu and pistachio cannolo.
It’s a little cramped and noisy and spread upwards over 3 floors, but full of Italian atmosphere, and it also serves up tasty traditional Italian dishes for lunch too.
Small and quaint but perfectly formed, the Joy of Cha in Temple Bar is great place to sit in and have a coffee and snack, or grab a coffee to go.
Plus, you’ll find that the staff go out of their way to be friendly, whether you’re a local or a tourist. Try their Irish coffee laced with Irish whiskey for the ultimate indulgence on a cold day.
A great place for coffee and cake or brunch located right in the heart of Dublin on Coke Lane in Smithfield.
Whether you want to chill out with friends with an excellent cup coffee made with freshly roasted beans and a piece of blond brownie, or you want to catch up on work, you’ll love the atmosphere and the staff in this popular Dublin eaterie.
Located close to Stephens Green Shopping Centre and the Gaiety Theatre, this coffee shop serves up excellent coffee and delicious food too. It’s a great place for a coffee pre or post-evening entertainment, as it’s open till late.
There are super comfy couches and armchairs for lounging, a relaxed vibe, and speedy internet access, and the lovely owners make it the one of the best coffee shops in Dublin to relax or work.
If you love hot chocolate rather than coffee, head to The Sweetest Thing on Bachelors’ Walk. A perfect combination of warm milk and melted chocolate, their hot chocolate is to die for, plus the baristas serve up great tasting coffee and milkshakes too.
Just a taster of some of the amazing coffee shops in Dublin
Of course, these are just a few of the amazing coffee shops you’ll find in Dublin, where the coffee’s hot and tasty, and service comes with smile. It’s what Dubliners are famous for!