24 gorgeous cafés for a treat across Ireland

As the years go by and the new ones roll in, one thing that never stops trending is the legendary combination of coffee and a sweet treat. Honestly, at this point, it’s an addiction.

Whether it be a solo date, or with somebody else, a moment to catch a breather and read a book, a morning stroll layover, or a simple craving, Ireland never fails to present us with a place to live out our romanticised, slow-living, lives!

With too much choice and a foggy morning brain, it can be hard to decide where to go for your daily shot of expresso. To make things easier, we have rounded up a list of all the top spots for a caffeine buzz.

So without further ado, here are STELLAR’s 24 hidden gem cafés for coffee and a sweet treat in 2024.

The Fat Fox – Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Watch the sunset rise over the sea, with a coffee and a homemade treat in hand at this Greystones dog-friendly coffee shop.


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Coffeewerk + Press – Galway City

Vinyl, art, books and cosy interiors…bliss

@stephanieblaaa Galway has the cutest cafes. This has been one of my favourites for years ☕️🦉 #galwaycity #coffee #cutecafe #irish #galwayfood ♬ Maybe, Maybe, Maybe – Bobby Oroza & Cold Diamond & Mink

The Twirly Gate –  Chapelizod, Co. Dublin

Pitstop coffee in the little village of Chapelizod… and their sweet treats are to die for… don’t mind if I do.


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The Trough – Co. Wexford

Where coffee means community. What started as a trough is now one of Wexford’s most beloved, local café that supports global coffee farmers.


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Café La Coco – Co. Kilkenny

The pretty and pink, wholefoods Café La Coco in Kilkenny town… perfect for a coffee Instagram pic.

Trait – Belfast

A creative space to celebrate uniqueness.

@nifoodreviews Is this the best coffee spot in NI? Personally, I think its up there… really good coffee… giving it a solid 9.2/10. Let us know your fave coffee spots in the comments ☕️ #nifoodreviews #nifood #nifoodie #northernireland #nifoodblog #nifoodfinds #belfast #belfastcity #comber #belfastfoodie #belfastcoffee #coffee #belfastfoodblog #belfastfoodblogger #belfastfoodbloggers ♬ Icytwat X Ethereal Type Beat “Stars” – Bvtter

The Cake Café – Camden Street Lower, Co. Dublin

Dublin’s best-kept secret. Walk through the door of the last bookshop, past the mountains of novels and stories, and you have entered into a cake heaven… sounds like a dream.

@kaylahamric Cutest cafe in Dublin! #dublin #ireland #cafe #coffee #cake #travel ♬ Sure Thing (sped up) – Miguel

True Brew Coffee – Cappry, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal

Açai bowls, protein balls, toasties and  baked goods… what more could you want.

@truebrewcoffee♬ I love you young slo be – lillu

First Chapter – Fade Street, Dublin

Coffee from a new perspective. This 2D hand-drawn coffee shop takes a creative dive into Dublin’s hot bevy world

Coan – Kircubbin, County Down

Somewhere to watch the world go by… ps. Its dog friendly!

@sashaferg Cute cosy coffee shop in Northern Ireland ☕️ 📍Coan, Kircubbin Co.Down Great hot chocolate, buns and a walk beside the sea 🐕 & yes its dog friendly #coffee #NItiktok #sashaferg #coan #smallbusiness #northernireland #newtownards ♬ original sound – Sasha | NI & IRL

Javas Café – Galway City

A personal favourite. The quaint, cosy spot for a rainy day in Galway or a late-night macchiato and crepe!

@mollymc98 My favourite hidden gem in Galway 🥰 #Galway #Cafe #Crepes #musttry ♬ Lazy River – Sidney Bechet

Monty’s – County Cork

For the best selection of sweet treats and an aesthetic backdrop!

@itsthelifeofrobyn0 Ah montys is absolutely lovely! And deserves all the support after the flooding 🫶🏼💓 the chocolate brownies are to die for 😩 #montys #midleton #cork #cafesincork #brownies #chocolatebrownies ♬ original sound – It’s the life of Robyn🦙

BaaBaa Café – Chapelizod, Co. Dublin

Another of Chapelizod’s finest. BaaBaa has it all from granola bowls and sandwiches, to green smoothies, juices and sandwiches… and of course, they are famed for their coffee and sweet treats!

@massivenotmassive Another Café in Dublin to add to the list , this is the first time i’ve ever seen here not absolutely packed we were BUZZING , will be back for more of that banana bread x 📍 baabaa cafe, D20 W084 #cafedublin #baabaacafe #chapelizod #massivenotmassive #phoenixpark #dublinfoodie #foodireland #thingstodoindublin #coffeedublin #bakerydublin #goodcafeindublin #dublin20 ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim

Adventure Café – The Masonary, Co. Dublin

Dublin’s Secret Garden café… the ideal spot for an iced bevvy on a summer’s day!

@foodstagram.ie 📍@aventuracafe.ie – The Masonary, D8 #dublin #dublintiktok #ireland #dublinfoodie ♬ Feels Like Summer – Samuel Jack

C’est La Vie Fabrique Boulangerie Café – Galway

An authentic French café and bakery

@travelpalsam Enjoy a good croissant and ☕️? 😏😍 You should definitely check out 📍 C’est la Vie Fabrique Boulangerie Café and Bakery in Galway!! . . . . . #frenchcafe #discovercafe #foodtiktok #tiktokfood #croissant #galway #ireland #irelandtiktok #irish #irishtiktok #fyp #foodie #traveltiktok #tiktok #discoverireland #wheretoeat ♬ French music style, accordion, waltz – arachang

Park Lane Deli – Chapelizod, Co. Dublin

Known best for its mouth-watering açai bowls, Park Lane Deli is the ideal pitstop after your morning run in Phoenix Park.

@thomasfagan_ Best Açai in Dublin so far? 👀🍓🍌🍍🥝🥥 V impressed by Park Lane, would deff frequent again😚✌🏼 #dublinfoodie #dublinfood #dublinacaibowl #irishfoodie #irishfood #dublinfoodguide #lovindublin #discoverdublin #dublin #dublinexplore #irishfoodblog #irishfoodblogger ♬ PEGGY GOU X KYLIE MINOGUE BY ALTÉGO – ALTÉGO

Plámás – Galway City

A fun, little Galwegian café in the heart of the city.


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Mammy Johnstons – Co. Sligo

For all the ice-cream lovers, or a date idea for that situationship who’s hot and cold. Mammy Johnstons has got award-winning gelato and the best in coffee… a combo you never knew you needed.

The Wheelhouse Café – Leckenagh, Co. Donegal

Seaside views, dog-friendly, outdoor seating, sweet treats and caffeinated beverages… sounds like my kind of place

@wanderwithal Freddie approved #donegal #donegalfood #irelandtiktok #dogfriendlycafe #wanderwithal ♬ Austin Millz Move Your Feet – Austin Millz

Books Upstairs – D’Olier Street Co. Dublin

The holy Trinity of downtime… a coffee, a sweet treat and a book… all just upstairs.


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Little Lane – Galway City

Another of Galway’s gems. The cookies here are to die for!

Mr. French – Erne Street lower, Co. Dublin

Mr. French is bringing sexy back into the coffee world… and apparently making lattes isn’t the only thing these baristas are good at…


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Dulce Bun House – Cork City

Corks City’s dainty, corner cafe.

@esteleee 💛🇮🇪Cork foodspot 📍Go grab an iced latte & a warm cinnamon bun! 🥮 @dulcebunhouse – 48, Oliver Plunkett Street #cork #ireland #visitireland #irelandtravel #roadtrip #hotspotcork #corkcity #irelandfoodie #traveltok ♬ Right Down the Line – Sam Evian

Caifé na Trá – Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry

Take it down to the Peninsula where you can enjoy a cappuccino with one of Ireland’s finest views.

@instant_ireland Imagine having your morning coffee there!✨ Caifé na Trá (Irish for Beach Café) is an open-air café situated on a hill overlooking Slea Head and the beautiful Blasket Islands at the western end of the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry. It is one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way Tag someone you’d go there with! 🎥: @readysetpto TT 📍Caifé na Trá #ireland #visitireland #travelireland #dingle #dingleireland🇮🇪 ♬ walking on a dream by empire of the sun – sophie

Words by Shauna Whyte 


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