The café scene in Dublin is thriving, which is no surprise, as it's the shining light of the independent business scene in the city which was crowned the EU's coffee capital in 2021. Since then, the city's caffeine offering has only grown.
Now, everywhere from the city centre to its surrounding neighbourhoods is full to the brim with hidden coffee shops, cafés with cosy nooks, and local’s spots with flat whites so good there's a queue out the door. Here are the best places in Dublin to get your caffeine fix.
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This guide was written by Dublin-based Cían Byrne, with photos by local photographer Barry Carolan. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.