Ireland, Dublin Guide (B): A Hipster’s Guide to Dublin’s Best Coffee and Cafes
Once upon a time not that long ago, coffee in Dublin meant one of two things- Bewley’s of Grafton Streeet or a jar of Nescafé (instant coffee). Thankfully, the bad old days are gone and contemporary Dublin even played host to the 2016 World Barista Championship. Bewley’s, the solitary source of quality coffee for so many years, has sadly closed, but it has been replaced by a range of interesting options where you will find single estate coffees as well as top quality food and snacks. This revolution was heralded when 3fe appeared in 2008 retailing single estate beans and, despite some years of harsh economic downturn, the coffee scene in the city hasn’t looked back since. Also, where Bewley’s once symbolized the economic predominance of Dublin’s southside, today many of Dublin’s more fashionable coffeehouses are to be found on the northside. Here are some of the cooler cafés that the discerning coffee drinker might seek out on a trip to the ‘Fair City’.
Similar to nearby Proper Order in its use of simple colours, Love Supreme makes a dramatic statement in black and white- Stoneybatter has arrived and is now home to one of Dublin’s best coffee shops. This is indeed an address that coffee and chocolate connoisseurs should seek out. Black coffees here cost €2.80, milk coffees €3.10, the daily brew (filter coffee brewed by the litre) also €3.10 and freshly brewed filter coffees prepared using a V60 cost €4.50. On my visit I opted for the latter, which was a choice between a tea-like Ethiopian or an intense Kenyan. Apart from the great coffee, Love Supreme also stocks speciality chocolate from around the world, a perfect accompaniment for their high-end coffees. Although it may be a little out of the way, it is more than worth a trip. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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