Buzzing with a selection of great shops, historical sites, museums, parks and stunning natural sights, it is an all-around great place to spend the day with activities to satisfy the entire family.
And, with all that being said, it comes as no surprise that there is a hoard of top-notch places to eat that will be bliss to the belly without blowing the budget.
Check out our top five best cheap and tasty cafés to eat at in Dún Laoghaire.
5. Bailey and Pim
Bailey and Pim is a stylish and affordable eatery in Dún Laoghaire. With its black and white awning, shading the outdoor seating (for our rare, but eagerly awaited sunny days), its casual and inviting interior and ever-helpful staff, Bailey and Pim has firmly established itself as a local haunt.
An offering of teas and cakes, fresh modern lunch dishes, sandwiches, salads and brunch dishes ensure there’s a little something for everyone.
Daily specials and kiddie meals are great cost-busting solutions to families eating out.
And, creative selection of sandwiches such as warm focaccia, pesto, tomato and mozzarella or the coronation chicken rap for €6.50 is a pretty reasonable offer for this seaside town.
Address: 87 George’s Street Lower, A96 E894 George’s Street Lower, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 E894, Ireland
4. The Giddy Goose
This is another café in Dún Laoghaire which, albeit wouldn’t be considered cheap, would definitely fall into the “quite reasonably priced” bracket.
Set only moments from the shore, The Giddy Goose makes for the perfect lunch stop on an adventure around the town.
The minimal décor of natural hues inspires a Scandanivan-meets-nautical atmosphere, whilst the menu consists of classical brunch and lunch dishes and a sure fine cup of coffee.
Top picks include the breakfast bagel and eggs benedict – believe us, they’re worth the wait.
And, although this spot is always brimming with eager beavers looking for some soul food, this is also a great spot to do some reading, work or study with its laid-back ambience and friendly staff – if you can get a table, that is.
Address: 139 George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
3. The Sunshine Café
This is the sort of spot that’s all about honest people and honest food at a fair price. Appropriately painted yellow, this sunny little spot with its few tables of outdoor seating out front is a favourite of locals.
The Sunshine Café offers classic café dishes done well, such as freshly toasted paninis, sandwiches, full Irish breakfasts, pasta dishes and salads, amongst many others.
This is the sort of place to read a book, natter with friends and watch the world go by, over one of their delicious freshly baked sweet treats. And, all for an affordable price. What more could you want?
Address: 107 George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 X771, Ireland
2. Gourmet Café
Gourmet Café is your quintessential Irish café, meaning it offers scrumptious, brunch and lunch fare at very reasonable prices and welcomes people across all ages who often stay long, chatting over a pot of tea.
Think bagels and mixed salads, selections of sweet treats just begging you to be bold and indulge, Irish breakfasts and eggs on toast, as well as lots of other things to whet your appetite.
Note: for vegetarians, there is a fantastic omelette, and for vegans, their fruit salad is above and beyond.
Set on George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire, this is the perfect place to bring the whole family, and they are known for their stellar service!
Address: George’s, 79 George’s Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
1. Leonardo Coffee
Leonardo Coffee is the most affordable and tasty café on the go in Dún Laoghaire we must say! This warm and cosy little eatery is forever welcoming and fuses modern comfort with traditional café charm, welcoming customers of all ages.
Set on George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire, this glass front café is one not to be missed when out exploring the seaside town.
They do a fantastic selection of sandwiches for lunch and offer an impressive array of homemade desserts for those with a sweet tooth, as well as grade-A coffee…no wonder they are so popular.
Address: Unit 1, Adelphi House, George’s Street Upper, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland