5 Dublin City spots for a decent coffeeFeatures Thursday, July 15th, 2010
Whether it’s an espresso to kick-start your day, a latte to go with your lunch or a mocha to cap an evening meal, Dublin is a veritable Mecca for coffee lovers. You just have to know where to look. DublinObserver.com shows you five of our favourites:
Hidden as it is upstairs in the Decent Cigar Emporium on Grafton Street, the Havana Café is one of the very best ‘secret’ coffee spots in the capital. Not only does it serve a mean espresso, the prices are among the lowest in Dublin (and definitely on Grafton Street). How cheap, you ask? How does a single euro for an espresso sound?
Keep this one quiet, it’s long been a favourite haunt of people just looking to get away from it all. Cobblers serve good coffee, good salads and good pizza. All in a nice building just off Leeson Street with plenty of seating room inside and outside. You’ll get plenty of office types in here, but if that doesn’t bother you then Cobblers is well worth going to. Just watch out for the potholes on the way.
3rd Floor Espresso
Home to Ireland’s champion barista Colin Harmon, 3rd Floor Espresso (as reviewed on Sour Grapes) is another place seemingly handcrafted for espresso junkies. Located on the ground floor of the Twisted Pepper on Middle Abbey Street. The only place that puts the Havana Cafe espresso in the shade.
Milk & Honey
The artist formerly known as Darwin’s. Happily, Milk & Honey has retained the same excellent standards in coffee. M & H do a nice Mocha in particular, although coffee must be combined with a hearty lunch.
To go, or Togo? Does it matter? This cafe is all about the location. Just beside Bewley’s on Grafton Street, there is a lane. Go down that lane. Right beside Powerscourt on the other side of the lane is this cafe. Get a Latte and a (Nom, Nom) Mars Bar Square.
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