It’s a common thing for a group of young people to meet up and go for coffee. But what happens when you don’t drink coffee or you just don’t feel like that energy boost? Well, here at The City we have you sorted. We’ve compiled a short list of places to go, all within a short walking distance of the city centre.
Wall and Keogh
For all tea lovers out there, this is definitely a place to try. Located on Richmond Street South, this tea lounge gives customers the option of 150 blends of tea so there really is something for everyone. Even though the café itself is small in size it can be quite cosy for a small group of people to meet and try new teas.
Alchemy Juice Co
Alchemy Juice Co is based above BT2 on Grafton Street. This cute juice bar overlooks one of Dublin’s main shopping streets and specialises in juices with every type of fruit imaginable. The juices will cost you around €4.50, but they do a loyalty system for buying four juices and getting your fifth one free.
For anyone who loves a hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day, Accents is the place for you. Voted Dublin’s number 1 place for hot chocolate by Lovin’ Dublin; this lounge is the perfect spot to take a break from your hectic life and is located just off George’s Street. With comfy couches and late opening hours, their unique hot chocolate is the icing on the cake. Instead of giving you a mug of hot chocolate, the café gives you a mug of hot milk, and some chocolate buttons to blend your own chocolatey drink. They also offer student discounts, which makes life even better.
Third Space is a place for local people to gather and be social, serving everything from coffee, tea, chai lattes and smoothies to all sorts of cakes, breakfasts and lunches. They have cafes on Aungier Street and in Smithfield. The smoothies are great for when you need that energy boost minus the caffeine. The café on Aungier Street does daily smoothies including strawberry and banana flavour and mixed berry flavour.
Lolly and Cooks
Finally, for someone with a sweet tooth, who just wants something nice to eat to brighten up their day, Lolly and Cooks is the place to go. This business has three cafés in Dublin; Merrion Street, Grand Canal Dock and George’s Street Arcade. They do every type of cupcake you can think of, including Red Velvet, Oreo and Strawberry and Vanilla. They also do hot drinks, salads and soup.
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