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Cían Byrne

Cían Byrne

Contributing Writer, Dublin

Cían Byrne is an Irish travel writer who writes about all things adventure and the outdoors. When he's not ripping around on his bike or trying to learn a new hobby, he's usually perched up in a café with a coffee and his laptop researching his next trip. Read his words in Condé Nast TravellerBike Packing, The Irish Independent, and The Sunday Times.

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The 11 best cafés in Dublin

The 11 best cafés in Dublin

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. RECOMMENDED:🍲 The best restaurants in Dublin📍 The best things to do in Dublin🍻 The best pubs in Dublin🏨 The best hotels in Dublin 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.

The 27 best things to do in Dublin

The 27 best things to do in Dublin

Dublin does it all. If you’re looking for a raucous weekend of hitting iconic pubs and all the live entertainment one can handle, the Irish capital is one of the best cities on the planet. If you prefer your nights to be a little quieter but the days to be filled with history, culture and beauty, well, come on in. The best things to do in Dublin cover fascinating museums, arts venues, parks and, yes, pubs. Inspiration waits around every corner here, and don’t be surprised if you come away with ideas brimming from every pore. That might be Guinness as well, but there’s no point getting too finicky about it all. Dublin is a delight.  RECOMMENDED: 😋 The best restaurants in Dublin🍻 The best pubs in Dublin🏨 The best hotels in Dublin🏡 The best Airbnbs in Dublin  This guide was last updated by Cían Byrne, a writer based in Dublin. 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.