Discover cool places, fantastic restaurants and coffee shops in Dublin
After countless trips to the Irish capital, I’m putting all my Dublin knowledge into one handy blog post. Best thing? The super useful Google map at the end – all my favourite spots are marked to make it easy for you to find them and plan out your route. So, let’s dive right in! Ready? Dublin here we come!
A Weekend in Dublin, Ireland
My favourite places for vegan and non-vegan foodies and urban wanderers
Dublin has come a long way since the early 00 – the inner city centre is all polished now and the Irish cuisine is more than just deep-frying everything. Also, there really are some fantastic coffee places! Oat lattes, cake and chips, count me in.
Cake, cake, cake
Queen of Tarts
Carrot Cake, Red Velvet or a classic Victoria Sponge, there’s so much good cake to choose from. Yumm! I can’t go to Dublin without a stop in Avoca and Queen of Tarts. I really can’t. Queen of Tarts also serves the most amazingly buttery scones.
Clement & Pekoe
I remember the days when the closest things to a cup of coffee you could get in Ireland was a really strong mug of tea. Oh boy, Ireland has come a long way since. There’re plenty of amazing small roasteries and coffee shops all over the country. Oat milk is a staple in most, so YAY for oat lattes or oat flat whites.
The Ginger Man
The Blind Pig
The Gingerman does great pub food. Also, can we please solve the mystery why even the smallest of Irish country pubs serve delicious chips? Brother Hubbard is a fantastic spot for breakfast and brunch. If you’re after a traditional Irish breakfast, you might want to pay Kingfisher a visit. A special foodie treat is the food market The Eatyard. All the Yumms!
Vegan and vegetarian food
Sova Vegan Butcher
Sprout & Co
There’s quite the selection of great vegan and vegetarian places in the heart of Dublin. Cornucopia is an institution in its own right. And I dare say, I’ve hardly ever tasted a better falafel than the ones at Umi Falafel. Blazing salads is a great place for a quick lunch break when your itinerary is packed to the brim.
Temple Bar and Love Land
Have a stroll, wander around. Dublin is perfect to discover on foot. Most attractions are close by. Others are easily reached by bus, like the Kilmainham Gaol. This old Irish prison is now a museum with a fantastic guided tour. All you history buffs, buckle up, you don’t want to miss this! If it’s your first time in Dublin, please feel free to visit all the major tourist attractions like the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, the Molly Malone statue or Saint Stephens Green or the Leprechaun Museum. The one I listed here are my favourites spots for when you only have a weekend or just want to take it slow.
Pubs and bars
The Ginger Man
The Stags Head
Peruke & Periwig
You can’t wander around Dublin and not spend some time hanging around a pub for a quiet one. Drink whatever you want, as long it’s not too fancy or you might risk s shady side-eye from the barkeeper. A pint will get you a Guinness, a G&T a Gin and Tonic. Easy enough, right? I tend to suggest to avoid the pubs in Temple Bar altogether unless you’re into stag parties and hen nights or pissed tourists. The Cobblestone is a great place to listen to some traditional Irish music tunes and songs. Don’t miss it!
Day trips from Dublin
In case you’re staying in Dublin a wee bit longer, a trip through the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough is perfect to experience the rolling Irish hills, clear lakes and ancient ruins. Howth and Bray are seaside suburbs that can be reached by DART. And how doesn’t like some fresh sea air?
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Where is it? Atrium Dublin is on the Top Floor of the Powerscourt Townhouse on 59 South Willam Street.
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Hi, I’m Jennifer. I create sweet vegan recipes and take semi-messy photos of food. I’m always hunting for good places to eat and where to go to for my next cup of Oat Latte. A supermarket is usually the first place I visit in a foreign place. I created Miss Walter’s so that you can wow your vegan an non-vegan friends alike with decadently delicious vegan recipes. Also, I’ll share my favourite foodie spots from my travels with you.