Hi everyone! As you guys might know, I'm studying up in Dublin, so here's some of my favourite places to grab a coffee. Have a read if you're heading up to the city any time soon!
*in no particular order as they are all amazing!
*there are also loads of other great spots, but these ones are near me in the city and I’m
This bright coffee shop is where my friends and I spend the majority of our days, probably too much time, one of these days we will get kicked out for using up the tables! Third Space use Badger & Dodo coffee just like we do in Bean, so I almost feel like it is a second home to me now. (Sometimes it’s too comfortable in here and we skip lectures, don’t tell my mum)! The huge windows reach top to bottom of the entire building, which makes a nice change from darker cafés, and the music is great! They pride themselves on creating a social space for people from all walks of life - you could meet anyone in here - it really is a great atmosphere. Also, make sure you check out the soup, it’s different every day, delicious and a bargain!
This one of my favourite spots in all of Dublin city - but - sadly we only ever visit here during exam season! Located on the South Circular road, Little Bird is the cutest coffee shop of them all. The coffee (Badger & Dodo again) is superb and they have a wide selection of tea from Wall & Keogh. Their menu is simple yet beautiful. Most of what they offer is vegetarian and gluten-free, be sure to try their pistachio & lemon cake. I could go on and on about this fabulous place, and on a (rare) warm sunny day, the garden is a perfect perch for avid people watchers/creepers. Or grab your coffee to-go and stroll down the canal! Coffee/Yoga is the Little Bird’s motto, and yoga classes take place in their studio above the café. Aaaaaand exhale…
This is my first year living in Portobello, so naturally we are spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee. However, The Fat Fox has entirely different vibes to any other place in Dublin. The personality of each staff member really shines through, they work hard and laugh hard! The Instagram stories are a pleasure to watch everyday, their passion for coffee (and comedy) is instantly noticeable. Everything is takeaway, which is perfect for anyone rushing to work or college. The coffee, using Boabab Roasters, is made to perfection. The sandwiches are out of this world - it is very tough to walk away from them when you get your morning coffee. Finally… The brownies... Do not leave here without one!
Love love love Love Supreme. Quirky interiors, zero fuss, warm place to watch the world go by. The BEST croissants and sausage rolls in the city. These are seriously pimped up versions of the originals - think salted caramel croissants or pork & sage sausage rolls. Also, look out for their sign over the front exterior of the shop, it changes weekly and never disappoints! Using Ferg and Darcy of Roasted Brown, the coffee is made to perfection. People are starting to call Stoneybatter and Smithfield the Williamsburg of Dublin - if you visit beautiful coffee shop, you’ll immediately understand why.
Need a quick coffee on the go? Head south over the canal to 3fe’s new spot on Sussex Terrace. It has all the same great vibes as the main cafe, and obviously the same famous brews. While you’re waiting for your coffee, have a nose around the espresso machines, especially if you’re a coffee geek like us! This takeaway only spot has a gorgeous little terrace when you can park your bike and soak up the sun for a couple of well needed minutes, as pictured below!
The friendliest baristas in the city! These lads have it spot on. They have all the passion and knowhow one expects from people who love what they do, and that is making great coffee. Make sure you pop into this gem on Aungier Street, just down from Whitefriar Grill. Bought to you by Dave Regan (Proper Order Coffee and Vice Coffee Inc), it has only been open since early Jan. The coffee they use is East London’s Dart Arts Coffee. Try a delicious flat white, or be tempted by a guest espresso - OR - what they call an ‘Epic Latte’, which is an exciting blend of flavours, this week’s taste explosion is cardamom infused cane sugar syrup, with ground ginger. Need I say anymore?
This place has it all, it’s your one-stop-shop to a worldwide coffee experience! On their shelves you can find the likes of Round Hill Roastery from Bath, Coffee Collectives from our viking neighbours or the Swedish Koppi Fine Coffee Roasters and that’s just to name a few. You’ll never walk out of there with just a coffee as melted cheesy toasties and Dublin Doughnut Co doughnuts are among the deliciousness you can find in there.
Also, I guarantee you will stop on your way out to Instagram a photo of their beautiful tiles by shop entrance.
Thanks for reading,