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Top 10 Cafés to Have That Perfect Valentines Date!

  • Wed, 31 Jan 2024

Looking for the best way to start off the Perfect valentines day? Well Dublin City has got you covered.

Le Petit Perroquet

Situated on 17 Wicklow Street, Le Petit Perroquet was born out of genuine love for French fare. The bakery, the patisserie and the unique culture that is the French coffee shops of 1920s Paris. A slice of Paris life and a warm corner of aromatic France in the heart of Dublin, Le Petit Perroquet represents a blend of stories and histories. It is an amalgam of several interesting strands one of which is that Le Petit Parisian was, in fact, a prominent French newspaper during the French Third Republic. Their name also emulates, as mentioned, the Parisian coffee houses of the 1920s. Described as ‘places impregnated with the energies of art’, they became the refuge for mould-breaking American prose writers, new philosophers and lateral thinkers, artists, students and intellectuals among whom ‘matters of high finance, high state, common gossip and low comedy’ were the order of conversation, and indeed, transformation. With a rich menu of pastries and bakes Le Petit Perroquet also offers a delicious Breakfast and Lunch menu.


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Vice Coffee Inc

In 2013 when 3FE closed their original coffee bar on Middle Abbey St to focus on roasting, Tom Stafford their head barista stayed behind and started Vice Coffee Inc in the the iconic club know previously known as the Twisted Pepper. Following a massive renovation & venue name change in late 2015, Wigwam is now home to one of Dublin’s best multi roaster coffee bars. Look out for famed guest international roasters such as Square Mile (UK), Round Hill (UK), and Koppi (Sweden) alongside Irish roasted beans from the likes of Full Circle or UpSide Coffee. Waterloo, from Cardiff, provide the teas & there’s always the seasonal menu showcasing an array of innovative coffee cocktails.


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Gotham Café

Located at 8 Anne Street, Gotham Café is a casual eatery serving good food in a laid-back environment, starting with a light breakfast menu in mid-morning and carrying right through until late night with an extensive and varied menu. Established in 1993, Gotham café is still a family owned Irish restaurant & part of Gotham Restaurant Group which includes Gotham South Stillorgan & Independent Pizza Company Drumcondra.
Their concept is to deliver top quality food, at reasonable prices, in an unpretentious and casual setting.
Gotham Café is a neighbourhood restaurant where you can relax, chill out and enjoy yourself without feeling too worried about the size of the bill at the end!


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The Wooden Whisk

Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, Talbot Street, The Wooden Whisk is best known for its value and quality ingredients. Coffee is sourced from around the world to satisfy every visitors taste and everything is made fresh throughout the day. Sit in, relax and enjoy the delightful aroma of home-baked treats or order take-away, and savour the delicious cakes, pastries and coffee on the go.


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Be Sweet Café

Once upon a time there was an Irish fairy called “Be” who adored all things sweet and beautiful. Working her magic, “Be” was busy creating the most wonderful artisan treats that would bring a little piece of enchantment to people each and every day. Through her mystical powers and conjuring spells, The Be Sweet Company was born! The Be Sweet Company is now a charming award winning confectionary boutique with the most beautifully made chocolates, fudge and bon bons for all to sweetly enjoy. Their lavish products are focused on affordable luxury guaranteed to taste sensational. This little gem is located on 14 Clarendon Street.


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The Tram Café

Tram café is located in the heart of Dublin City in Wolf Tone Square. Beautifully restored, softly lit, quirky and nostalgic Tram that serves as a café.


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The famous French Patisserie Ladurée has its first Irish café, tea rooms and shop on South William Street. Offering up an amazing array of macarons, cakes & pastries, biscuits as well as tea, coffee and hot chocolate, the café also sells tote bags, candles and gift sets during festive seasons. Treat yourself to luxurious Afternoon Tea for Two with a glass of Prosecco for €45 in Ladurée.


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Esquires Coffee

Esquires Coffee is all about exceptional coffee and superior customer service in a warm and friendly environment. Tucked beside the Savoy Cinema, Esquires Coffee at 16 A O’Connell Street is a cool, quirky space with outdoor seating. The perfect spot for people-watching over a coffee expertly prepared by one of our a Master Baristas, if you are passing by on your way to work or waiting on your bus, drop in and relax in comfortable surroundings. They also only use compostable for a greener future!


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Keoghs Café 

It is difficult enough to find a café that sells excellent coffee, but Keoghs doesn’t just offer a yummy, rich brew for the morning coffee run…They bake muffins that would make angels cry. The variety of flavours will leave you um-ing and ah-ing at the counter, but don’t worry about offending the staff with your indecisiveness, they’re well aware of the trials and tribulations of choosing the perfect muffin. Iced Peach vs Apple and Cinnamon…Rumble!

“If your looking for a quick fresh breakfast in the area that wont cost a fortune I would highly recommend it.” 


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Clement and Pekoe

Located on 50 William Street South, Clement and Pekoe is your local coffee house in the city. A place where locals gather for their morning hit or evening wind down. The couple who run the place are also passionate about loose leaf tea and little treats to go with. Take a perch and watch the world go by.


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