We here at Chalk and Cheese Travels love a good old cup of coffee and with so many options of coffee shops these days around Ireland it’s hard to pick a favourite from them all.
But hey not to worry we have done the hard work for you. We have have tried and tested all these below. They have met our extremely high expectations of coffee excellence and all have there own unique quirkiness about them.
Situated only a few minutes drive from the legendary Cliffs of Moher lies this quality little coffee, fudge and gift shop.
The views over the Wild Atlantic Way are unreal as you sit on the decking and admire this stunning views with great coffee.
Visit Moher Cottage today and explore one of Ireland’s most unique and great coffee shops.
We had great pleasure in doing an interview with the owners of Moher Cottage a while back. Check out the full interview here.
12 pins coffee lies in the heart of the main Connemara town of Clifden. With a further store now open at Letterfrack Pier.
Speciality coffee and a vast selection of small treats are available. A funky small shop which is based on takeaways only with no indoor seating.
This addition to Roscommon town has been well and truly needed. District can certainly boast as the best in the area.
Great cabinet for treats and coffee extras and can say the sausages rolls are amazing.
A great wall of coffee accessories to purchase is also available on site as well as a full coffee bean service.
Sweet Beat Coffee
One of Ireland’s best known cafes the Sweet Beat Café. With its many awards it is a firm favourite around Sligo. And now the doors of there second establishment in Strandhill are also opening soon.
Great treats and perfectly made coffee are why Sweet Beat has kept up its reputation as one of the best. The food side of the cafe is great but we will save that for another post.
This Must Be The Place
It really was the place to get coffee from in Westport. Perched up at the end of Westport’s main street lies this beautiful boutique coffee shop and cafe and one of the best names This Must Be Place.
Great specialty coffee and nice treats (try the brownie you must)
Tucked away off the main strip shop street, just off the back entrance to Eyre Square Mall. Pascal’s is a two storey café with excellent food but it was the coffee that has brought us back wanting more.
Tucked away in the town of Boyle is this great little café Lovage. Full of nooks and great character. Located riverside this perfect location is a must on our coffee tour.
To add to its charm, it is has a great reputation for fantastic coffee one of the many reasons we are regulars to here.
VDA you may ask ? Well it stands for the Dutch expression “Voor De Aroma” which translates “For the Aroma”
And the exotic title certainly does it justice in its ability to produce a great cup of coffee.
With locations popping up all over including Dublin, Longford and Athlone VDA coffee is becoming a popular choice.
Maybe we have it wrong or maybe there are just more that need to be added. Get in touch with us in the comments below or Contact us with your recommendations. After all, we want you to experience the best coffee shops Ireland has to offer.
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Can’t wait to try some of them.
We will definitely have to stop at these coffee shops when we travel to Ireland someday!
I like a good coffee shop. Also really into the food, so Pascal might be my favourite.
I enjoyed reading this post while sipping my morning coffee. I would be inclined to visit Moher Cottage first because the scenery sounds amazing!
You know I’m a sucker for a good café and great speciality coffee, so I’m bookmarking this for when I ever see myself in Ireland again. When you order do you go for a specific coffee (brewed, cappuccino, ect?)?
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Tha ks for relating Carolin.
I usually just go Americano as I have a terrible tolerance to cows milk. I don’t like it long though so I also order small so I can enjoy a good coffee aroma. I do from time to time order cappuccino on oat milk especially if I’m writing or reviewing so i know the place can texture milk properly. To be honest I prefer the flavour of oat over cows generally.
When we start our new Irish site soon we will be jumping into many more coffee shop reviews. I’ll make sure to send them your way 😀