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6 Of The Best Coffee Shops in Ireland

Do you drink copious amounts of coffee ? …now is the perfect time to visit some of Ireland’s unique coffee hotspots and fuel up with a nice dose of caffeine. If you want to expand your horizon beyond the typical Starbucks, these 7 coffee shops on the island of Ireland are sure to give you a one-of-a-kind experience – a small independent coffee experience, from guys & girls who are super passionate about coffee, in terms of how they source, roast and serve it. They are getting their espressos and pour-overs just right – going above and beyond to bring new flavours and techniques to their local communities.


Shack Coffee

Marble Hill, Dunfanaghy County Donegal

086 723 8318

Since opening as a coffee kiosk in 2011 the Coffee Shack has become a firm favourite with both locals and tourists alike. Slowly but surely Min & Tom have built a magical coffee experience, establishing a roastery in 2017 as their passion and knowledge continued to develop. Creating a range of products that suit their creative aspersions, understanding of flavours and of course their unique roasting preferences. The Shack is located on the flag beach Marblehill near the seaside village of Dunfanaghy along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Cork Coffee Roasters

2 Bridge St, Victorian Quarter, Cork

(021) 731 9158

Cork Coffee Roasters in Cork City specialize in small-batch coffee roasting. Their focus is always on the finished coffee product in the cup, doing it right! In very small batches, on traditional cast iron coffee roaster built in the 1930’s.and using methods honed over the centuries. – With three Cork locations, you’re never too far from one of their store in the south. All of which are known for their relaxed welcoming culture and of course, a dedication to great coffee.

Established Coffee

Since it opened its doors back in 2014, Established Coffee has become something of an institution amongst Belfast’s coffee lovers. Every cup of coffee comes with an overwhelming amount of love and attention. You can’t help but love this minimalist coffee shop.

The Old Barracks Coffee Roastery and Coffee Bar

Birdhill, County Tipperary

+353 61 623 001

A space that has been designed to nourish the curiosity of coffee lovers with up to 10 coffees on offer at the bar and showcasing Europe’s first trendy Modbar coffee machine technology. The Old Barracks Coffee Roastery and Coffee bar have removed all the physical barriers between the barista and customer in a way to encourage questions and conversation. Cosily situated overlooking the River Shannon in the idyllic village of Birdhill.

Vice Coffee Inc.

54 Middle Abbey St, North City, Dublin, D01 E2X4

At Vice Coffee Inc are showcasing some of the best coffees from all over the world and working closely with Irish and International Roasters to source these beans for you to enjoy. Their coffee offering changes constantly depending on seasonal availability and what they feel best suits their brewing methods.

Arch Coffee

29A George’s Street, Waterford, X91 TD28

Arch coffee opened in 2014 with a simple ethos – it’s all about the coffee! and the people of Waterford have not stopped drinking coffee since. They have crossed a line between making a decent cup of coffee and science. Instead of dealing with spoons, scoops and splashes, they’re dealing with hundreds of seconds and tenths of grams and degrees.


  • Catheryn Nolen English

    I live in the US so I don’t know these shops. We did love visiting Insomnia Coffee when we visited in 2018. Maybe that shop is viewed like Starbucks here; not “real?” Congratulations to the shops listed.


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