-by Brittnay Sharman
inding the perfect cup of coffee can be hard. After all, coffee is not just a drink, from lattes to mochas, espressos and filtered; coffee is a force that keeps us moving, that brings us together.
In a city like Dublin where coffee shops are on every corner, there are plenty of places to choose from. Here is a guide to the best coffee shops in Dublin.
Originally from Stoneybatter, Love Supreme has become a staple for coffee, since opening up their shop on Lennox Street. If you are looking for that cup that has you feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed this is the place.
Their blends are supplied by Koppi Fine Coffee Roasters, a small Swedish roastery. It’s blended at the hands of two barista champions, Anne Lunell and Charles Nystrand. All their everythings are created in their own mini bakery, so expect delicious pies, sausage rolls, cakes and cookies.
For a heavenly combination, treat yourself to flat white and a salted caramel, coconut and chocolate croissant.
Coffee To Get Her
Set up inside the walls of the beloved pub The Bernard Shaw, is Coffee To Get Her. A small eclectic decor welcomes you on the insides where coffee is served Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, and on saturdays they serve an incredible brunch from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The magic about Coffee To Get Her is that it is simple and all homemade. A cup of espresso is delicious without the need to be pretentious and the food follows by the same rule. This is a place where you can sit and disconnect for a while.
If you want to get a caffeine kick, try their top notch triple espresso. If you are lucky to make it to the weekend brunch, have a go at the poached eggs with Italian sausage and sourdough toast.
Making waves since 2013, Vice is known for their approach to coffee. This is a coffee shop that works with multiple roasters and was also awarded with the best recipe for Irish Coffee in 2015. From 3FE and Koppi to Roundhill, their blends are pure quality.
Another thing Vice is famous for, its variety. Their menu changes according to season and their espresso and filter blends also vary from day to day. An inventive way to showcase worldwide flavors,
Coffee lovers should try the tasting table, an opportunity to try their best creations, from lattes, espressos and filter origin coffees, finishing up with the pride and joy of this place, the award winning Fancy Frankie.
The Art Of Coffee
A small chain of coffee shops, The Art Of Coffee has six locations, all offering the best of both worlds, great coffee, affordable prices.
Sitting in the Art Of Coffee, is quite the experience. The homemade pastries in this shop are a reason to visit all on their own. Expect danish rolls, homemade muffins and scones.
For an afternoon pick me up, have the vanilla latte, pair it with a caramel slice, or the coconut and raspberry cake.
Right in the heart of Aungier Street, there is Network. With an industrial vibe, this place has become a favorite amongst those who want to enjoy good coffee, and also a place to do some work.
The design is quite futuristic, mixing wood, metal and a table with a window bar that provides natural light, and it’s also great for watching the people pass by.
If you’re after something a bit stronger, try their long black, or cold drip coffee. For a sweet treat pair it with their peanut butter brownie.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Brittnay is an Aussie abroad and one half of the The Travelling House Sitters. She lived in London for the past two years before making the move to Dublin. She managed to squeeze in 21 trips to Europe & Africa in that time (including lots of cheese, wine & beaches).