Dublin’s Hidden Coffee Gems

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 ☕️


Tang is officially the best part of Abbey Street. I frequent Abbey Street every week or so to get my bus home to Monaghan from Dublin. Occassionally, I’ll head into the city centre early, purely to spend my afternoon working in the beautiful surrounds of Tang and enjoying their delicious coffee.

This gem boasts many features that you won’t find in all coffee shops. Firstly, there is a fresh water tap offering still and sparkling water. Secondly, all coffee purchased in a reusable cup is €2.50 #Bargain. And thirdly, there are fresh flowers on every table – something I had previously only associated with Little Frieda‘s in Deansgrange.

Coffee Cups with Coffee Beans
Photo by Mike Kenneally on Unsplash


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.

Photo by isaac sloman on Unsplash


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.

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