Like every other city, Dublin is bursting at the seams with coffee shops! While I love a good Insomnia when I’m at work due to it’s proximity to the office, I am a big fan of exploring and experience independent coffee shops and cafés in Dublin.
The following coffee shops and cafés have been tried and tested by yours truly, with a sole focus on the sacred caffeinated beverage. For ideas on where to go for brunch, you might want to click here. I haven’t rated any of the coffee because in my opinion, to make it on to my list, they had to be 10/10 ☕️
I first visited Póg when I was in college and I immediately fell in love with their pancakes. Since then, I’ve become a huge fan of their coffee. Both locations (Bachelor’s Walk and Tara Street) are equally as tasty, the atmosphere is relaxed and the selected of plant-based milks is excellent. I highly recommend the Americano with hot coconut milk or an almond milk cappuccino. The matcha latté is so aesthetically pleasing, I had to feature the image below.
The Wooden Whisk
Hidden away on Talbot Street, The Wooden Whisk was a beauty to find when I was looking for a mid-point coffee shop to meet a friend after work. The decor is really cute and the selection of cakes is fabulous. I opted for an Americano here and I have no complaints whatsoever. My friend went for simple tea and they served it in a teapot – that’s good service. A cosy café if you’re looking for somewhere to sit and have the chats.
I walked past The Beanhive on Dawson Street many times before I actually visited it. OMG, they present the most beautiful coffees. I opted for a plant-based cappuccino (I think it was almond or coconut milk) and, instead of using the milk to creative coffee art, they use a small amount of syrup to draw beautiful pictures on the coffee. I got a little mouse and I didn’t want to drink him. A visit to Beanhive is an experience worth experiencing. Note, seating is limited but don’t be afraid to share a table with a stranger and strike up a conversation. You never know where it could get you.