We're all aware of the importance of decent coffee, and one of the most challenging factors of the Covid crisis has been trying to fill the gap that has been left by the closure of our favourite coffee shops. However, slowly but surely there does appear to be some light at the end of this seemingly unending tunnel. With some clarification now afoot, a few of our favourite cafés have reopened their doors to satisfy the needs of the coffee craving public. Needless to say, all the (un)usual social distancing protocols apply.
Two Boys Brew, Phibsboro
Two Boys Brew has officially reopened this morning with breakfast, brunch, lunch and drinks to go, as well as all the baked treats and new products from Irish producers, like Ballymakenny Farm potatoes and Belview eggs. They're also selling their own granola, and have a new click and collect service on their website. They're hoping to introduce delivery soon too. Order in advance or when you get there, from Wednesday - Sunday, 08:00 - 15:30 with the kitchen closing at 15:00.
In Portobello, Alma (those of the dulce de leche pancakes fame) reopened this week for take away coffee and cafes. There is also food collection and delivery, and yes the famous pancakes are on the menu - praise the Lord. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 - 15:00.
Saba, Baggot Street
On the south side of the city, Saba on Baggot Street have opened a coffee hatch with McCabe’s Coffee from Wicklow and fresh Bread 41 pastries daily. You will find them from Wednesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 13:00.
On James’s Street in Dublin 8, Groundstate Coffee have reopened their doors daily from 09:30 to 14:30. Along with great coffee there's Firehouse Bakery bread, sandwiches, French toast to go and lots of treats to take away.
Honey Honey, Portmarnock
In Portmarnock, Honey Honey are open for business with coffee to go. There's also sandwiches, salads and treats to take away, but we're running there for the Bailies coffee - ideally with ice and a side of sunshine. Open from 08:00 - 14:00, Monday to Friday.