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Image / Living / Food & Drink / Travel

New cafés and bakeries to try on your adventures within your county


by Megan Burns
14th Apr 2021

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Look out for these places that have recently opened around Ireland to get your coffee and pastry fix as you venture beyond your 5k.

We’ve spent so long within our own five kilometres that heading outside it feels like a real treat. Areas that we haven’t been to in months and favourite walks that we haven’t seen since winter feel like old friends. 

And although most shops have been shuttered during this time, one thing has proliferated. Cafés and bakeries are popping up all over the place, serving town centres that are seeing more local foot traffic, as well as the favourite walking spots like beaches and forests. We’ve also never seen so many converted horseboxes, airstreams, trailers and caravans, bringing coffee to the spots everyone is flocking to. 

The IMAGE team have pooled their  knowledge here, and put together all the ones we’ve found, although there are undoubtedly countless more that we haven’t come across. Read on to see if there’s one near you that you haven’t visited yet.

Dublin

The Yellow Door, Malahide
A cute trailer serving coffee and treats on Yellow Walls Road. Their Vietnamese coffee is one to try.


Fred & Nancy’s, Killiney Beach
This gorgeous Airstream serves up sandwiches, traybakes, gelato, soup, and chowder alongside the normal tea and coffee, so there’s something to warm you up or cool you down, depending on what the weather is doing that day.


DASH, Phoenix Park
This converted shipping container has a wide range of food and drink options, whether you’re in the mood for a coffee and a pastry or a green juice and a salad.

 

Little Honey, Loughlinstown
This bakery and café has lots of sweet offerings to choose from, alongside a range of hot drinks.


186 West, Perrystown
As well as coffee and sweet snacks, this hatch also has lunch options such as wraps and toasties.


Wavetable, Drumcondra
If you pop into Wavetable, you can pick up a record alongside your caffeine fix, as it’s Ireland’s first specialty coffee and record store.


Barrow Market, Beggar’s Bush
This little shop does great coffee and fresh bread, as well as having a great wine selection and lots of interesting deli products.


Allta Bakery, Dublin 2
The much-loved Allta restaurant has turned their hand to incredible baked goods. They’re only available on Saturdays, so plan accordingly.


Puck Lane, Whitehall
This newly opened hatch has an extensive menu, including breakfast, sandwiches, and some rather large cookies.


Aventura Cafe, Portmarnock
Aventura has opened a trailer selling coffee and sweet treats at Paddy’s Hill Car Park, much to the delight of local walkers.


South Bank, Harold’s Cross
This newly-opened café looks like a lovely place to sit in when we’re allowed, but for now we’ll make do with the delicious-looking lunch options.


Cuan, Smithfield
These Belfast sandwich specialists recently landed in Dublin. Make sure to arrive hungry, as these are not your run-of-the-mill sandwiches. There’s also coffee and traybakes on offer.

Baily bites at kish, Howth Pier
Another airstream by the sea, this one has ice cream, pastries, and even seafood on offer alongside the coffee.


Ted’s Gaff, Rathgar
A pop-up collaboration between Ted’s Coffee, Franks and La Cocina Cuevas, you can pick up some Mexican food, coffee, bread, and pastries, all in one place.


Le Comptoir, Donnybrook
A new café offering bread, pastries and coffee.


The Old Bakery Store, Harold’s Cross
Pick up freshly-baked bread and something sweet to go with it at this lovely new bakery. They also have a deli counter, as well as coffee to go.


Galway

Éan, Druid Lane
A new bakery, restaurant and wine bar from the creators of Galway’s  Michelin-starred restaurant, Loam, you can pick up all sorts of interesting creations here, such as a kimchi, cheese and egg croissant or a pecan pie croissant.


Re Coffee + Design, Salthill
This cool little spot has some gorgeous homeware on offer as well as great coffee.


Kali Coffee Bar, Salthill
This new opening is dog-friendly, perfect if you’re out for a stroll with your pooch.


 

Wicklow

Off the Beaten Truck, Crone Woods
An off-grid coffee truck serving walkers who need a pick-me-up, they have a selection of treats to perk you up after a woodland walk.


Tall Boy Toasties, Greystones
This Airstream is parked in the car park beside the DART station in Greystones, making it perfect to pick up something to eat after a beach walk.


The Hot Box, Bray
Opening this weekend for the first time, The Hot Box is promising coffee and grilled cheeses.


Little Brew, Dunlavin
Come for the delicious coffee, stay for the baked goods, ever-growing pantry selection of Irish made products and excellent doggie clientele.

Kildare

Perk Up Coffee, Naas
Ideally located beside the canal, this hatch has a whole range of treats, including ice cream, biscuits and sandwiches.


Soul Shot, Mylstertown Cross
This drive-through coffee spot is ideal when you’re on the go. Their selection of brownies and cookies looks amazing, too.


Ground Social, Sallins
With some delicious-looking sweet treats alongside their coffee menu, this newly-opened café definitely looks worth a try.


Tamp & Grind Coffee, Clane
Another drive-through offering, this one is just opened, and looks to have a good selection of drinks.

NI 

Coop Coffee Co, Upper Malone Road, Belfast
Situated beside the Lagan Valley park, this adorable caravan serves up coffee and sweet treats, as well as puppucinos with a doggie treat on top.

The Toast Office, Hill Street, Belfast
This toasted sandwich place has just got a new location after an extremely popular pop-up.

Native Coffee, Minerstown Beach, Co Down
A converted vintage horsebox selling coffee in a gorgeous location.

Tiny House Coffee, The Lake Kilrea, Co Derry
Coffee and snacks beside this lakeside walk seem to be going down well with locals out for a walk.


Southpoint Coffee Co., Kilkeel, Co Down
Set beside Cranfield Blue Flag beach, this vintage horsebox offers some indulgent iced coffee specials.


Copeland Coffee, Donaghadee, Co Down
Another one perfect for a seaside stroll, this dog-friendly spot comes from Copeland Distillery, who make a range of gin in this coastal town.

Native Seafood, Coleraine, Co Derry
This seafood supplier has recently branched out, and are now offering coffee and sweet treats and delicious seafood to take away, as well as their fresh fish.

Rest of Ireland

Casa café and deli, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal
With European and Brazilian influences in their goods, this café offers something a little different, with desserts like quindim, a Brazilian custard-like dessert, and pastel de nata.


Fetch Coffee, Co Tipperary
This vintage caravan has yet to open for business, but with plenty of great hikes in the area, we’re excited to see where they park up.


Gulp Coffee, Navan, Co Meath
This Airstream is open for drive through coffee and sweet treats.


 

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