This post is sponsored by Delta, all opinions are my own.
Let me just say that Dublin is a total dream.
It’s the cutest darn city! It’s filled with beautiful sights, kind people, and delicious coffee.
Coffee. It might be the first thing I do when I get to a new city – hunt down the best cup of coffee. More specifically, iced coffee.
So, in true Gabi fashion, I set out to find delectable coffee across the city for three and a half days. I kid you not. We tried so much coffee, willingly or course, and have a few favorites to share with you here.
We hopped over the pond on what was quite possibly the smoothest flight I’ve ever had. And I’ve flown many, many times. I have to admit – it was my first time flying over the ocean for an extended period of time (more than an hour or so), and I was petrified. The thought of being over open water for hours (about 6, to be exact) frightened me. I was nervous days before we jumped on the plane, and the nerves continued the morning of our flight.
However, we decided to head to the airport early and spend some time in the Delta Sky Club. We finished up a bit of work while enjoying some tasty snacks and a bit of wine before our evening departure.
And then there we found ourselves, ready to board our Delta flight and head to Europe. It felt surreal! I could barely believe I was finally going to get to see Europe for myself. So, excitement quickly took over and the nerves eased. The pre-flight glass of champagne helped, too. We checked out our comfy Delta One seats and the many entertainment options. My mind was at ease as soon as we coasted to our cruising altitude, even though we were high above the ocean. We enjoyed our dinner (the apps were seasonal and such a delicious delight), settled into our (flat-bed!) seats, and started a movie for the flight. I can barely believe I’m saying this considering my slight fear of flying, but I’m actually looking forward to our flight home from Dublin.
I could talk for days about how spectacular that nighttime view over the ocean was, but I’ll save that for another time. Now, let’s get to the cafés in Dublin!
Best Cafés in Dublin, Ireland
Prior to venturing out for coffee, I turned to my friends and community on Instagram. I crowdsourced cafés and other spots around Dublin – and oh boy was it so helpful! Some of our favorite spots from the weekend were ones we found because friends had suggested them. So, now it’s my turn to share the wealth (measured in coffee, this time).
3FE: This was our first stop, and just a short walk from our hotel. 3FE’s latte was divine and their sweet almond croissant was the perfect complement to our morning espresso. The spot had a great vibe, an A+ playlist, and the sweetest little floral arrangements on each table. We spotted 3FE’s roasts in cafés across the city, so I suppose everyone agrees that their coffee is spot on.
Kaph: If you’re out in Dublin’s city centre and feeling a little sluggish, Kaph’s coffee is sure to wake you right up. We grabbed a cup of their iced coffee and were pleasantly surprised when we were presented with what looked like blended coffee – a frappé, if you will. Kaph is a small café for sure, but it’s cozy and has tasty treats, to boot.
Clement & Pekoe: Clement & Pekoe was an eclectic little spot with one of the best iced lattes. We cozied up in a spot indoors, but they boast some seating outside as well, if you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors and people watch (a favorite guilty pleasure of mine). Clement & Pekoe is definitely a spot for reading or chatting; no wi-if is available so don’t go there expecting to bust through some last-minute work.
We also heard great things about The Fumbally and Bewley’s, but unfortunately didn’t get to give them a go. If you’re in the area, swing by! And then let us know what you think, of course. Perhaps we’ll stop in when we’re back in Dublin in July!
Thinking about heading to Dublin soon? Delta just launched seasonal non-stop service right from Boston. #win. If you do go, enjoy a cup of coffee for me at one of the many cafés in Dublin!