April 4, 2016

Hey guys,

Happy Monday! What an appropriate day to share a post about coffee 😊

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post like this – I think the last time I shared a list of places to try I was in New York. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long but Dublin has some really great foodie spots and any of you who follow me on Snapchat (username: lou1409) might have noticed I’m a fan of finding new, cute places to try. Dublin is a great place to visit, especially since it’s so easy to get around using a dublin train map. I used to make it my aim to find a new coffee shop after every driving lesson I had. I always needed a coffee to destress as learning to drive was rather difficult for me. Luckily, Ace Driving School made the experience as smooth as possible!

I’ve compiled a list of my ten favourite places to grab a coffee in Dublin because I know I’m not the only one who enjoys a pretty cup of a coffee 😉

I also enjoy drinking it from home using my latest coffee-making gadget – it’s a recent obsession of mine. Friends of mine have started doing it too and are saving money in the process by making barista-quality coffee for themselves. You can click here to see the kinds of coffee-makers that you could purchase if this is something you’re interested in.

  1. Alchemy Juice Co.

Located in BT2 on Grafton street it’s the perfect spot to take a break from shopping. From cute coffees, to healthy juices to sweet snacks – they have it all and it’s all good for you. It’s definitely one of the best guilt free pit stops in Dublin.

See more of their menu on their website: http://www.alchemyjuice.ie/

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2. Balfes

This is a great brunch/ lunch/ coffee date spot. Located on Balfe street beside the Westbury hotel it is a hidden gem in Dublin’s city centre. Baring in mind it is a little pricey – the decor, the food presentation and the overall experience definitely make it worth a trip at some stage.

See more of the menu on their website: http://balfes.ie/

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3. Oolong Flower Power

With hundreds of different types of tea along side the best pizza in Dublin this place makes for a great lunch/ dinner/ catch-up spot. Only a few minutes walk from Stephen’s green it really is another hidden gem.

See more of their menu here: http://www.oolongflowerpower.ie/

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4. The Marker

The Marker speaks for itself and would probably make any ‘Places to Go’ list I would write about Dublin. The decor, the food, the drinks and the location are just perfect. Again it is a little on the expensive side – but you do get what you pay for here.

Check out there website for more info: http://www.themarkerhoteldublin.com/marker_bar.html

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5. Third Space at the Y

If you’re looking for a pretty coffee for a reasonable price this is the place for you. The staff here are always so welcoming and the cafe itself is just very chilled. Located on Aungier Street it’s a little off the beaten track.

See more here.

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6. Berlin

This hipster caf╤Й located on Clarendon street is the perfect lunch location.

See more info and photos here.

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7. Ladur╤Йe Caf╤Й

This caf╤Й is a new addition to Dublin and if you haven’t been yet – you have to add it to your list. Ladur╤Йe is located in the coolest spots around the world: The Champs Elyse╤Йs in Paris, Soho in New York, Covent Garden in London and now South William Street in Dublin. They are known for their pretty (but overpriced) macaroons.


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8. 3fe caf╤Й

Often referred to as ‘the best coffee in Dublin’ and in my opinion it is definitely the prettiest coffee in Dublin. If like me, you are partial to a heart in your coffee this place is a must try!

See more about 3fe on their website: www.3fe.com

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9. Marks and Spencer Caf╤Й

This caf╤Й or ‘The Restaurant’ as it is officially known, is located in the Penthouse of Marks and Spencer on Grafton Street. It is a rooftop caf╤Й with glass walls over looking Dublin’s busiest shopping street. It’s a gorgeous bright and fresh location to start your day. Not to mention the pastries!!

See more reviews of ‘The Restaurant’ here.

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10. Industry & Co

This new and very cool cafe doubles as a home decor shop. They have amazing salads, pastries and of course coffees that are worth a try. Grab a window seat looking out on Drury Street and people watch your day away.

See more info about this caf╤Й here: industryandco.com/

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and that you have some new places to add to your list for Dublin. I’m always looking for new places to try so if you have some recommendations for me I’d love to hear them. Tweet me @louisecooney_ or send me a snap (username: lou1409). Hopefully I’ll have more foodie posts to share soon.

Have a great week,

Louise x

Louise Cooney

Fashion, Lifestyle & Travel blogger from Limerick, Ireland.  

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