The massive improvement in the quality and consistency of coffee offered in cafés, bars and restaurants in Dublin has to be tasted to be believed. If you’re over in Dublin for the weekend or a few days talking to clients, you don’t have time to waste trawling through the multiplicity of great cafés.
So let us focus in on the best Dublin cafés so you can get straight to enjoying a latte with all the trimmings as soon as you drop your bags in a comfortable budget hotel like Travelodge Dublin Hotels. Here’s our list of Top 5 Dublin Cafés where you should catch a coffee at this year.
1: Proper Order
Just off Smithfield Square in central Dublin, and a relatively new entrant into the vibrant Dublin coffee scene, Proper Order is a serious proposition for serious coffee lovers. It takes its cue from the local area with a relaxed atmosphere and minimalist décor but has a self-declared aim of bringing some of the world’s best coffee roasters to the attention of Dublin caffeine addicts.
A multi-roaster café showcasing roasters from around Europe and America, Proper Order doesn’t just offer great coffee in Dublin but also provides all the gadgets coffee-making nerds could ever wish for. And they’re put to good use by the expert baristas in store if the awards festooning the café are anything to go by. Add to a great location and cool interiors great cakes including splendid gluten-free treats from local Camerino Bakery and you have a superb start to our list of top 5 cafés in Dublin.
3Fe or Third Floor Coffee comes with an impressive pedigree as it was founded by Irish barista champion Colin Harmon whose self-roasted coffee beans and guest filters have percolated through its many coffee competitors in Dublin.
Located on Grand Canal Street Lower the superb 3Fe coffee is the draw but caffeine hounds can also explore the tasting menu with all kinds of excellent sandwiches and cakes if you fancy your coffee accompanied. But why spoil the taste of this wonderful handcrafted coffee? If you want to educate yourself in the delicacies and intricacies of coffee, then 3Fe also runs classes for professional baristas and those who just want to improve their coffee making at home.
3: Vice Coffee Inc. at Wigwam
Another multi-roaster coffee shop within the Wigwam emporium on Middle Abbey Street. The location turns into a hip live music venue in the evening but during the day there’s plenty of hop in the coffee provided by Vice Coffee. With roasters from Ireland like 3FE, Squaremile and Koppi as well as from further afield, Vice provides a great coffee experience in Dublin. The Dublin Doughnut Co.’s contribution to the perfect coffee isn’t shabby either and there is no better place to hang out in than Vice as you pay for your Friday night sins.
4: Roasted Brown Coffee Company
Temple Bar in Dublin can be a busy place during the day or at night so it’s nice to find a refuge from the crowds in the Curved Street café of the Roasted Brown Coffee Company. This is the headquarters of one of the best Dublin coffee roasters so as you might expect the coffee is top notch while as a location for sipping your mocha while watching the trendy and arty local denizens the Roasted Brown Coffee Company can’t really be bettered.
5: Coffee Angel
Coffee Angel has a deservedly devoted fan base in Dublin with coffee of the highest-quality being produced and disseminated all over Ireland’s capital city, often in mobile coffee carts. But to enjoy locally-roasted Coffee Angel beans at their very best, make a beeline for its café on Pembroke Street in the city centre. The perfect place to resuscitate tired and hungover bodies the morning after, the Coffee Angel is a heavenly retreat peopled with smiley and friendly staff serving some of the best coffee in Dublin.