GUEST POST: A Guide To The Best Coffee In Dublin
December 11, 2017

I don’t do this often, but Brittnay Sharman from The Travelling House Sitters asked if she could write a guest post on Eat with Ellen about her guide to the best coffee in Dublin, and I thought it might be nice to do something a bit different. I plan on doing more lists like this, but since I haven’t managed it yet, Brittnay’s kindly done it for you here.

So, if you’re planning a trip to Dublin and wondering where to get a decent cup of coffee, look no further. All your answers are right here…

Finding great coffee can be difficult in a new city. Thankfully Dublin is filled with incredible options, you just need to know where to look!

Whether looking you’re looking for a quick fix or the perfect cup to complete your Sunday brunch, this city never disappoints. Here are some places you need to visit if you are looking to avoid the many duds about town.

Little Bird

Set on South Circular Road, the Little Bird Café is famous amongst vegans and yoga aficionados, as the building also serves as a yoga studio. This place offers a calm atmosphere, as the design is cozy with a rustic feel.

Their coffee is blended by Badger and Dodo, a galway coffee roastery, with beans coming from Ethiopia, Costa Rica and Brazil.

For a weekend treat, have brunch at Little Bird, enjoy an espresso macchiato and try the avocado on toast with cashew lime butter. If you are more into the sweets, have the french toast with caramelized banana, maple syrup and toasted almonds.

Clement and Pekoe

If you are looking for great coffee and to do some people watching head to, there is Clement and Pekoe, on South William Street. They have all their owns blends and there are a lot of vegan and gluten-free sweets.

They feature roasters from Ireland such as Baobab and Upside as well as international ones such as English Climpson & Sons and the blends produced by German The Barn. They offer two blends for espresso and two blends for filtered coffee, so there is always variety.

Sit down on the steps out the front, and watch the world go. Make sure you  the delicious lemon drops, or try their chocolate and raspberry brownie.


A small lovely café, FIA is located on Rathgar, in the heart of Dublin 6. Their menu is designed according to season, and breakfast is served all day.

Their coffee is blended by Roasted Brown, a local roastery set in Wicklow, with beans coming from Guatemala and Ethiopia. If you’re feeling peckish, try the smoked ham, gubbeen cheese and burnt apple toasted sandwich.

Laine My Love

Just a few meters away from Connolly Station is the beautiful space of Laine My LoveThis is one of Dublin’s hidden gems, as it’s situated on Talbot Street under the Dart Railway.

Born as a sister space to Roasted Brown, their award winning baristas are top notch. They are reonwned about town for having the best pressed coffee and filtered mixes.

You will find a minimalist decor and lots of natural light, the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch. We recommend you try their V-60 coffee and the peanut berry toast. Everything at Laine My Love is made in house.

Coffee Angel

There is no better ending to a list about coffee in Dublin than Coffee Angel.

This place is legendary as it was one of the shops that started the coffee revolution in the city. What Karl Purdy began as a coffee cart, would end up with four locations around town and one of the most important in the local coffee scene.

The secret to Coffee Angels success is that they really care about their coffee. Their beans come from Colombia, Kenya and Ethiopia and their baristas are renowned champions on the Irish barista tournaments. Make sure you grab a homemade scone.

Brittnay is a professional house sitter and one half of the The Travelling House Sitters. She has been living in London for the past two years and recently moved to Dublin. She has visited over 21 countries in Europe and Africa in that time (which includes a lot of cheese, wine & markets)

This post, the information in it, and the pictures are all Brittnay’s, so ignore the Watermark on the images and if you have any queries about other places in Dublin make sure you tap her up via her blog.