Whether you prefer to enjoy your coffee with a cake or a splash of Whiskey, January is a great time to explore the coffee shops in your area.
January 25th is Irish Coffee day which celebrates the creation of the world-famous beverage, originally created to warm up travellers arriving by seaplane at Foynes in the 1940s. Further popularised by the famous Buena Vista coffee shop in San Francisco, Irish coffee is best made with Irish whiskey, sugar and 2-day old whipping cream and is guaranteed to warm up the coldest day!
For those of you with a sweeter tooth, January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day, so if you haven’t over indulged after Christmas or are looking for a break from your strict “New Year, New Me” regime, why not enjoy a coffee and cake at one of these local coffee shops across Dublin 12
The Green Kitchen and Cafe
Situated in the Green Garden centre on Walkinstown Green, the Green Kitchen has earned a reputation for mixing excellent food with a commitment to social causes in the local community.
Shortlisted for the Charity Impact awards in 2019 the Green Kitchen provides employment opportunities for people with Disabilities partnership with WALK. Click here to find out more
Situated on the Old Nangor Road, the Vintage Cafe provides a wide range of Vegan and Vegetarian-friendly options within a contemporary setting. The Vintage Cafe is known for its bright, colourful and quirky design and afternoon teas, for which booking has become essential!
From chocolate cakes and sandwiches on homemade bread to warm chicken salads, The Vintage Cafe’s varied menu and colourful design mean you’ll never be bored!
The Farmhouse cafe
Based on the Long Mile Road, The Farmhouse Cafe provides a welcome range of home-cooked and locally sourced produce including meat and veggies grown on their own farm in Enfield.
So whether you’re looking for scrambled eggs on freshly baked toast, A full farmhouse breakfast or a healthier Steelcut porridge option to go with your coffee, the Farmhouse Cafe is guaranteed to satisfy the biggest appetite. Click here for more
Crumbles Deli and Bakery
Based on Ravensdale Park in Kimmage, Crumbles Deli and Bakery provides both fresh and made to order cakes and desserts guaranteed to tempt even the staunchest dieter!
Whether your tastes run to cream-laden Banoffee pies or deep and creamy cheesecakes to apple pies with freshly made custard, you’re guaranteed to find what you want at Crumbles. They also provide a catering service for large or small events. Click here to find out more
Thunders Home Bakery
Thunders is a great little cake shop in the Ashleaf Shopping Centre, Crumlin and has a fine selection of cakes and pastries to take away, from the smallest eclair to the biggest Birthday cakes, Thunders has a wide variety of freshly baked pastries to enjoy.
Click for more information, or just drop into the Ashleaf Shopping centre.
The ever-popular Pips Cafe on Old Country Road in Crumlin has something for everyone. Famous for providing a breakfast roll delivery service on Saturday and Sunday mornings, Pips also provides excellent food and well-regarded coffee if you want to drop in at any time.
With seats inside and out, and a comprehensive drink and deli menu, Pips is well worth dropping in for. And if a Breakfast roll isn’t your style, there is a great selection of salads for the more health-conscious! Find out more here
Highstreet chains are also well catered for, with Starbucks in the Ashleaf Shopping centre (Opposite Thunders), Costas on Kylemore Road and Drimnagh Road plus several Insomnias.
So whatever your taste, budget or location, Dublin 12 offers a great range of cake and Coffee options for you to enjoy.