8 Best Places for Coffee in Dublin

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Granthams Cafe

Granthams is one of DoDublin’s favourite coffee shops. This cosy café is located on Aungier Street in the heart of Dublin city . Their world class coffee is from Dark Arts Coffee, a roastery in East London, and it goes brilliantly with a mouth-watering sandwich menu.

DoDublin recommends Grantham’s epic latte.

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Clement & Pekoe

There are lots of great coffee shops in the city, but this one is a must visit for tourists and locals alike. Clement and Pekoe is bustling cafe with a brilliant brew bar menu and coffee beans from a variety of local roasters. They also cater for tea lovers with a huge selection of loose leaf teas. This Temple Bar coffee shop is the perfect place to sip on their seasonal coffee and watch the world go by.

DoDublin recommends the seasonal coffee.

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Proper Order

Situated in Smithfield on the northside of Dublin, Proper Order is home to some of the very best of coffee from around the world, making this a must visit place for coffee lovers. It is the perfect place to grab a coffee before exploring one of Dublin’s most historic areas.

DoDublin recommends Proper Order’s house coffee, square mile red brick.

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Like good, independent coffee? Well then 3fe is the place for you. Located on Grand Canal Street Lower, close to the historic Boland’s Mill site, 3fe has come a long way since 2009. While it is mostly about the coffee for the folks at 3fe, they also have a great food menu with tons of tasty options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DoDublin recommends the cappuccino, americano and espresso tasting menu.

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Located at the top of Dame Street (Lord Edward Street to be precise) just up beside Christ Church Cathedral. They provide lovely porridge in the morning, along with lots of home-baked cakes, croissants, muffins etc. For lunch they have a great selection of panini and the coffee is great. For those of you who eschew dairy they also have soya and almond milk available! The staff are really lovely and welcoming which always makes a difference.

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Beanhive Coffee is a small café ideally located on Dawson Street (runs beside and parallel to Grafton Street). There are 5-6 tables inside and a few outside also. Serves fantastic breakfasts (their full Irish breakfast is our particular recommendation), wraps, sandwiches for lunch and cakes buns etc all day. The coffee is excellent and there’s a selection of tea’s too! (soya milk available)

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Blu Apple

The Blu Apple is a firm favourite lunch destination for Dubliners who work near O’Connell Street. Their sandwich rolls and baps are amazing, with a great selection available, all freshly prepared at the café. Very reasonably priced, small seating area available, very friendly staff and superior coffee. Their breakfast bap is renowned throughout the City and you've just got to check out their award winning sausage rolls.

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Coffee Angel

Last but not least is Coffee Angel. They have been part of the Dublin Coffee scene since 2004 and have three coffee shops and two mobile units located across Dublin meaning you are never too far away from some of the best coffee in the city. Even though what had been a tiny start-up has grown bigger, Coffee Angel has managed to keep its high quality coffee and neighbourhood vibe.

DoDublin recommends the fórsa gála espresso.

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