Get your coffee fix…

Ireland is a country of loyal tea drinkers, we love our tea! And whilst Ireland continues to enjoy a ‘cuppa’ or several of the delicious beverage (the Irish average is 5 cups per day), the surge of a coffee obsessed generation has emerged. Dublin has recently been named the second most coffee obsessed city falling just behind Amsterdam. Long gone are the days of being satisfied with a quick mug of instant coffee in the morning, for many people in Ireland grabbing a coffee from their favourite spot, or trying different coffeeshops, has become a ritual of sorts.

Getting in on the coffee craze we have made a Gibson Guide to the best coffee spots in the area!


art of coffee collage

Art of Coffee

Located at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and Capital Dock, across the river from the hotel you will find the Art of Coffee stores, just two of a number of their stores dotted around Dublin. Even more conveniently you can find their coffee dock located our side of the Liffey; and Urie runs the show from here. A selection of pastries, snacks and great coffee make it the ideal place to stop off on your walk along the quays. It was an order of flat whites for us here and they didn’t disappoint!


freshii coffee

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Handprint Coffee

Located in the Freshii store at Point Square and next door to the hotel entrance, you’ll find Handprint coffee. A firm favourite around here and well priced, it’s definitely a spot worth checking out. The team ensure their coffee is sustainably sourced and they use compostable cups and packaging. Handprint roast their coffee by hand and their award winning coffee brand is growing rapidly around the country – this comes as no surprise as it’s delicious sweet taste will leave you wanting more…


red bean coffee

Red bean roastery

We couldn’t pass on our very own offering of delicious coffee. All hotels under the dalata umbrella serve our very own brand of coffee – Red Bean Roastery. The smooth, rich, dark coffee can be enjoyed a number of ways. How about sipping an espresso while you have breakfast with us, or enjoy a creamy cappuccino after your dinner? Whatever the occasion our red bean roastery blend is sure to hit the spot!


shoelane espresso

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Shoe Lane Coffee

If you venture across the quays for a stroll, at Tara Street you’ll find Shoe Lane Coffee which takes its name from the bustling cobbler trade that once occupied the street. The little nod to the building’s history continues inside as you’ll spot traditional shoemaking materials inside, be sure to look out for them when you visit. Check them out here:


boca cafe

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Boca Café

Spencer Dock is a lively spot and if you’re looking for a delicious coffee (and maybe a sambo) then you must stop off at Boca Café. You’ll find them just beside the Convention Centre and along the Luas tram line, or just a few moments’ walk from the hotel. They serve a wide range of mouth-watering sandwiches and offer lots of milk alternative coffee options for those who fancy a coconut or almond coffee! See how good their sandwiches look for yourself here:





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