By Jack Popeley
Kicking off my top 5 we have Eathos. A spacious interior can be seen behind all the amazing treats in the window of this café. The food is made fresh daily, and they generally have a lot of vegan and/or gluten free options to meet all your dietary needs. The modern, predominantly white interior helps with the pleasant and relaxed atmosphere you feel here, and the staff are great! Try the Nutella hot chocolate, it’s to die for.
- My favourite thing about this cafe is the tranquil, calming environment.
Next up is Foam, a café in the heart of Dublin city. The interior design isn’t for everyone, but we personally love the mismatched furniture and mugs. The food is healthy and the portions are pretty big, but with a take out option, you can always bring your left overs home with you. They have a tasty menu which includes homemade pizza. We recommend the grilled seasonal vegetable Primavera Pizza, it’s so good!
- They are also a gallery, so there are lots of nice things to look at while you drink your coffee.
Although it’s in the dreaded Temple Bar district, Hippety’s café does not disappoint. The hustle of the surrounding area is lost when you arrive inside and see the beautiful artwork. The coffee is great and is sold for a good price too, no more expensive than Insomnia but much tastier.
- The outside seating area is a plus – enjoy sitting outside and people watching in the heart of the city.
Coffee ToGetHer at Bernard Shaw
Coffee ToGetHer is the day time operation in the Bernard Shaw and is run by an upbeat Italian family, who are sure to make you smile from beginning to end. The coffee is some of the best in town. The food is very good value and is definitely worth it – our pick is the Arrosticini. It is a traditional lamb skewer and is served with salad and garlic bread, or soup, for €8.50.
- I really like the Italian inspired food menu and general Italian vibe of the place.
The Cracked Nut is our number one pick. Situated on Camden Street, the place is always busy so it can sometimes be hard to get a seat. They make their own cold pressed juices and energy balls, which may not look that appealing but are packed with flavour and super good for you! There is also a salad bar and soup that’s changed daily. The staff there really make the place, all very open and extremely helpful, and the coffee… by far our favourite latte in town!
- They make the greatest pastries. If you’re in there, make sure to try the apple and cinnamon scones, they are the best.