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The Top 5 Cafes in Dublin

The ultimate 5 places in Dublin for coffee or an Irish breakfast

Dublin, Ireland is home to an abundance of cafes, tea shops, and restaurants perfect for hanging out with friends and for studying by yourself. No visit to Ireland is complete without trying a full Irish breakfast, or a cup of Irish breakfast tea! An Irish breakfast consists of eggs, sausage, bacon, beans, toast, and black and white pudding- it’s a must try if you’re in Ireland! Here are the top five places to enjoy a traditional Irish meal in Dublin.

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Hearty Breakfast at Queen of Tarts

•The Bald Barista

Located on Aungier Street, the Bald Barista has the most delicious espresso in town, not to mention a fantastic full breakfast, for the low price of €9.99. The owners, and the “bald barista” himself, is jovial and friendly and will prepare your tasty meal in a speedy manner. Be sure to try some of their mochas or lattes, they are well decorated and the perfect pick me up after a night out!

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Bald Barista full breakfast

•Queen of Tarts

Located on Cows Lane off of Dame Street, Queen of Tarts is an idyllic pastry, tea and brunch restaurant with every dessert you could imagine. The hearty breakfast is not to be missed, as it is complete with a potato compote full of spices and flavor. The restaurant itself is adorable, decorated with red and pink teapots and cute tables and chairs. Be sure to avoid going on a weekend, as Queen of Tarts becomes easily crowded Sundays before 2PM. It is a superb place for an afternoon treat, pot of tea, or an early morning breakfast.

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Cheesecake from Queen of Tarts

•Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge

Just near the famous St. Stephen’s Green park and shopping centre is Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge, the coziest cafe in the whole city. The owners of Accents are kind, friendly, and helpful, and will even learn your name and order after just a few visits. With comfortable couches, incredibly flavorful desserts and coffee, and a kind and comforting atmosphere, Accents is the perfect location for a first date, an outing with friends, or a quiet place to study.

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•Mes Amis Cafe

Centrally located on Abbey Street in the city center, Mes Amis cafe can be found on the LUAS tram line near some popular shopping destinations, including the Jervis center and the bustling O’Connell street. However, with a calming atmosphere, Mes Amis is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious breakfast, including coffee or tea. In order to save a few extra euro, be sure to order the small breakfast: It contains the entire meal, with a slightly smaller portion of bacon and sausage. A Mes Amis breakfast is the perfect start to any day in Ireland.


Two doors down from Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge, on Stephen Street Lower, resides Oolong tea shop. It has the most impressive collection of herbal, black, and green teas in the city, including the richest chai lattes in the city centre. Oolong also has warm sandwiches and desserts, perfect for a lunch spot in between classes.

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Pot of tea from Oolong


The ultimate 5 places in Dublin for coffee or an Irish breakfast

5 Best Cafes in Dublin

Mary Sheehan

Elon University | 12 stories

I am currently a senior at Elon University studying creative writing. I participated in Semester at Sea in summer of 2014, and spent my junior year abroad in Dublin, Ireland. I enjoy reading, writing, and of course, traveling.

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