As Ireland’s capital city, Dublin is always bustling and full of life. Thus, coffee is in high demand.
Dublin is a busy place, which means coffee is a necessity on the daily commute. With more and more people coming to Ireland’s capital city, there is an increased need for coffee shops.
We’ve tried out a massive list of recommendations and decided on our top picks to help you, our dedicated reader.
If you’re looking to cosy up with a cup, keep reading to discover the coolest coffee shops in Dublin.
10. Shoe Lane – history vibes
The street itself used to be called Shoe Lane, which is where this gorgeous coffee shop got its name.
Shoe Lane is based on Tara Street, although they now have shops in Dun Laoghaire and Greystones.
The wood in the shop is over 150 years old and salvaged from a local warehouse. They make gorgeous coffee and upstairs is the perfect spot to hide away on a rainy day.
Address: 7 Tara Street, Dublin 2, D02Y662
9. Wall and Keogh – for beautiful tea
If you’re an avid tea drinker, then Wall and Keogh is for you. You will be met with the most fantastic selection of loose leaf tea stored in airtight glass jars.
Their tea is award-winning, and they also sell it in bags that you can take home with you.
Address: 45 Richmond St S, Portobello, Dublin, D02 XD93
8. Queen of Tarts – for a fancy date
If you’re feeling fancy and want to indulge, the Queen of Tarts is the perfect place.
They serve the most delicious cakes known to humanity, and everything is served upon the most beautiful fine china. You will truly feel like royalty if you go here.
Address: Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin
7. Twobeans – damn fine coffee
Twobeans in Dun Laoghaire are passionate about ensuring that all their products are sourced ethically and produced to the highest standards.
They have some of the friendliest staff, too; a special shoutout to Aenghus, who made sure we were happy with our order. We’ll be back!
Address: 11 George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 PK74
6. Clement & Pekoe – great working area
Located just off Grafton Street, Clement and Pekoe is an excellent spot if you want to do some work on a laptop.
They have friendly staff and a very trendy vibe. Their hot chocolate is some of the finest we’ve tried in the city. We urge you to try it for yourself.
Address: 50 South William St, Dublin 2
5. Proper Order – grab on the go
Located in Smithfield, Proper Order is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is a grab and go spot, ideal if you’re on a lunch break or commuting.
Adorned with a gorgeous mural on the side of the building, this is one of the coolest coffee shops in Dublin.
Make sure to get something from their sister bakery, No Messin’. We tried their tomato and basil focaccia, and we haven’t stopped dreaming about it since.
Address: 7 Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin, D07 XW86
4. Simon’s Place – no frills
Sometimes you want a good old fashioned coffee shop without all the added bells and whistles. That’s precisely what you get with Simon’s Place.
This spot maintains the old classic coffee shop vibe, ignoring the minimal trend that many places are adopting.
They have the most amazing cinnamon bun. Nestled just on the side of George’s Arcade, this is a great people-watching spot.
Address: George’s Street Arcade, 22 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2, D02 XD59
3. Joy of Chá – really cosy
We were a little overwhelmed at the amount of tea on offer here, but the staff were accommodating with their recommendations.
We were told the Borabora blend would change our life, and they weren’t wrong. The customer service and variety here makes this spot one of the coolest coffee shops in Dublin.
Address: 10 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 TF24
2. One Kinda Folk – a secret garden
Hidden behind an ivy wall in Ranelagh sits a secret garden, home to one of the coolest coffee shops in Dublin.
One Kinda Folk is trendy, has a vast menu of hot and cold drinks (we tried the iced chai, it was divine), and it’s INCREDIBLY Instagram friendly.
Address: 28A Dartmouth Rd, Ranelagh, Dublin, D06 HV20
1. Mind the Step – undoubtedly one of the coolest coffee shops in Dublin
Easily making number one on our list is Mind the Step.
It’s the perfect space to get some work done, and you’re likely to get a look at the owners’ dog Geri, who has a unique little balcony upstairs where she can look down at everyone in the shop.
Mind the Step also has two studios that host a large variety of dance workshops every day. It’s a late-night cafe too, which easily makes it the best coffee shop in Dublin, in our opinion.
Address: 24 Strand Street Great, North City, Dublin, D01 E3C7