Welcome back to our new blog series on all things #Dublin! We’re dishing out the deets on 5 more of our favourite Dublin Cafes. Keep an eye out on the blog for more faves (restaurants, bars, markets, museums etc.) coming up! We promise to keep it interesting. 

Keep reading for this week’s 5 Dublin Cafes that rock our socks!

1. Curious Monkey Coffee. Co

17 Georges St. Lwr, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Relative newcomers on the scene, this super little coffee spot was started up last year by 2 young Dublin natives barely out of college. How’s that for entrepreneurial inspiration for you! Evan and Carai really know their coffee and will happily chat blends and cold brew over a flat white in their ultra trendy micro premises. It’s not just coffee – they serve up some tasty treats, sambos and uber-healthy protein bites. Heads up pre-work coffee-ites – these guys are open from 7.30am weekdays so make them your first stop en route to your desk!

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2. Phoenix Cafe @ Teeling Distillery 

17 Newmarket, Dublin 8

A cafe in a whiskey distiller? Eh, what’s not to love?! A personal fave of our own @RightTrackTom, a whiskey lover with a penchant for strong coffee and hearty sambos. There’s literally not much else to say as this place covers all those bases. Done, sold. Order me an #IrishCoffee!

3. Kennedy’s of Enniskerry

Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Ok, ok, ok, this one is technically a cheat. Based in Wicklow but I figure if a Dublin Bus goes there then I can include it. I couldn’t possibly have left out the singular best place in the country to get a bacon buttie now, could I? Although there are many delectable treats in Kennedy’s, almond croissants, yummy pancakes and kicking coffee to name a few, the star piece really is the bacon buttie (available on breakfast menu). Maple bacon cooked to a crisp served on a floury bretzel stuffed with relish, mayo and salad….ahem, sorry, where was I? Oh yeah, on my way to Enniskerry.   

 4. The Vanilla Pod Eatery

Iveagh Building, Carrickmines Retail Park,  Dublin 18

If you’re trying to avoid the literal madness of Dundrum on a Saturday then the Park at Carrickmines is a far more sedate shopping experience. You have your usual array of fast food chains, but our shopping break of choice is the Vanilla Pod. They do a mean brunch. Honestly. You’ll struggle to know what to order as it’s ALL so appealing. My last brunch date actually ordered the granola (huge) and the omelette (even huge…er) in one sitting (he plays rugby, it’s grand). They also do a delish take away wood-fired pizza in Pod’s Pizza next door. Mmmm, pizza.

5. Michel Patisserie Cafe

Foxrock, Co. Dublin

I have to admit I’m (@RightTrackSara) a chronic regular here. I meet a bunch of fabulous business ladies here every Monday morning and it’s the most perfect start to the week. Admittedly I’ve only sampled the breakfast menu myself, and I can highly recommend their fishcake and eggs, avocado and bacon dishes, but the array of perfectly sculpted treats (worthy of any Parisian patisserie) are sumptuous looking. They also have a fabulous and healthy looking lunch menu. The place is light, airy, beautifully decorated and the perfect quiet morning spot for a business catch up.

Well, there’s 5 more Dublin Cafes for ya. Have something to add? Tell us about your favourite cafes in Dublin!

Your Right Track Team