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October 3, 2019

The Best Cafes in Dublin to Work & Study

We all get the feeling that it’s time to leave our desk, get away from the office and have some fresh city view to get work done. There are plenty of places in Dublin to study while treating yourself with a caffeine boost. If you’re in the mood for a change of scenery, check out these cafes.


The Clockwork Door

This friendly place has a great idea: you pay for the time you stay! Instead of paying for the coffee and staying until the staff starts giving you angry looks, this place asks you to pay for your time instead. They have different rooms for video games, studying, kitchen and the main space. While you are studying, you can get unlimited tea, coffee, biscuits from the kitchen and enjoy the wi-fi; board games, video games and cozy rooms for:

  • 8 cent per minute (the first 2 hours)
  • 6 cent per minute (the next 2 hours)
  • 5 cent per minute (the rest of the day)
  • min €1.50 / Full day pass €20

You can check out their website for other memberships as well.

Hours: Monday to Sunday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Address: 51 Wellington Quay | First Floor, Temple Bar, Dublin D02 NH04, Ireland

Phone: +353 1 538 0998


Dubray Books Café Grafton Street

This café is located just above the bookshop so you can take a break and work on your laptop while being surrounded by the bookshelves and natural light that comes from the big glass windows. Just enjoy a cup of coffee in the co-working area and listen to the musicians from the street while studying. A little tip: you might need to come early to find a seat. If you’re in love with books this place is perfect for you!

Hours: Mon to Wed: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Thurs to Fri: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. / Sat: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Sunday (bank holidays): 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Address: 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Phone: +353 1 276 0059



Coffee Works

This lovely café is becoming students’ favorite with its small and friendly environment. There are tables inside and outside and you can enjoy both seated and take away. If you have any crumbs left over you can just feed the ducks that are around.

Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Address: 5/6 Main Street, Lucan, Ireland

Phone: +353 1 610 5574


Network Café

Network is a new coffee shop open seven days a week, it serves high quality coffee in a relaxed and friendly environment. It’s a small but enough space, wonderfully designed and there are plenty of spots to study with your laptop (there is good wi-fi), favorite one being the bench in the window. The staff is super friendly, and they serve the best coffee, featuring rotating guest roasters. For morning visits the porridge is a must try!

Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Address: 39 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Phone: +353 87 953 5518



Shoe Lane Coffee


This coffee shop is another good spot and being on Tara street it’s a stones throw from Tara train station and a short walk from Luas lines. It is decorated with vintage singer machines and traditional shoe making materials in the window that help you recognize it easily. They have all sorts of coffees, vegan and gluten free treats, wi-fi on site and outdoor seating as well. You can bring your own cup and ask them to fill it, they are pretty much flexible with everything.

Bonus: pet friendly + cycle friendly

Hours: Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. / Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Address: 7 Tara St, Dublin 2, D02 Y662

Phone: +353 1 677 9471



Clement & Pekoe 

Clement & Pekoe is passionate about loose leaf tea and freshly roasted coffee. It is decorated like a library of coffee shop; on the tables you can find a variety of books being disposed. They have wifi during the week but not at weekends. They also have a new shop on Blessington Street on the Northside of the city near the Mater Public & Private hospitals. The place is perfect for concentration.

Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. / Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Address: 50 South William St, Dublin 2

Phone: +353 87 637 0123



Blas Café

Blas Cafe opened in October 2014 in the ground floor of the Chocolate Factory, the 110-year-old Williams & Woods building on King’s Inn Street. They serve flavorful food with vegetarian and gluten free options & some of the best coffee in town on the ground floor of Dublin’s first ever concrete building. Even though the service is good the staff is super fast and friendly. Be careful, there is wi-fi but it might not work every day!

Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Saturday to Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address: 26 King’s Inns St, Rotunda, Dublin 1

Phone: +353 1 873 6022



Füdi is actually based in two central Dublin locations- Leeson Street and Lower Mount Street. They serve only fresh ingredients and there are a range pre-packed and pre-made sandwiches. Füdi is all about a healthy breakfast (with sandwiches, omelets, soup, porridge all available) for a very reasonable price. Of course, they have free wi-fi but not a lot of free sockets, so come prepared!

Hours: Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address: 1-2 Lower Mount Street, Dublin, Ireland 2

Phone: +353 1 676 6174



Vice Coffee Inc

The shop has coffee from the most interesting roasteries in Europe, so their variety of single blends are always top quality. The baristas are friendly and are always on hand to offer advice. The filter, espresso and milk coffees are always as good as they get. On top of this they also offer a variety of seasonal drinks. The interior is very nice and friendly but also they have a terrace if you prefer to work in fresh air.

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m

Address: 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1






Costa is a coffee chain, just like Starbucks that you can also see in Dublin, can be found throughout Europe, and Dublin has their fair share of these shops. While they can be found on nearly every street corner, some are better than others. One of the favorite locations stands right behind Trinity College—perfect for a two-hour break between classes to get work done. They have a huge basement area with comfortable couches lining the walls and plenty of table seating. Downside: Wi-Fi is difficult to connect to. They also do some events in their stores such as book reading, discussions and so on.

Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. / Saturday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Address: 1 Dawson St / 3 College Green, Temple Bar / 2 Essex St E, Temple Bar / 5&6, North City

Phone: +353 1 890 2627


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