Coffee and a Road Trip – Five Date-Perfect Cafés Across Ireland to Sweeten the Deal
Are you hoping to do something memorable and fun this Valentine’s Day? We all know the hassle of dates and finding the right place or the right gift, can be strenuous. While the idea of dinner and a movie might be a safe bet, thinking outside the box might turn the occasion into something special, so how about swapping the classic date plan for coffee and a road trip?
With so many great coffee shops across Ireland, combining a visit to a new city or town with a stop in these amazing spots will offer you a wonderful day out to remember.
At Coffee Culture, we know a few lovely places that will make any coffeeholic’s heart beat faster. Check out these five romantic spots ideal to share a table for two across Ireland.
Run by brother and sister team Hazel and Joe, The Buttery Kitchen, Wine Bar and Coffee House is all about wonderful food and delicious coffee. Packed with great energy, this café bar boasts a quirky decor and well chosen music.
There are loads of corners and curtains so you can enjoy a bit of privacy. Go there late on a Thursday afternoon for a coffee date and you might end up staying longer for their bottomless Prosecco!
More information: thebuttery.ie
Nestled in Fethard, Co. Tipperary, this award-winning delicatessen restaurant is all about healthy, flavourful foods and delicious coffee. Named the Best Munster Newcomer of 2017 by the Irish Restaurant Awards, Dooks treats food lovers to freshly prepared dishes made of Irish seasonal produce.
Take a nice drive through the neighbouring countryside, famous for equestrian achievements. Whether is just a short stop or you stay to enjoy a tasty good-for-you dish, this is a foodie’s destination not to be missed.
More information: dooksfinefoods.ie
Kilkenny is home to Willoughby’s Cafe and you couldn’t get a better location – smack in the middle of Kilkenny City, surrounded by bars and shops. This little gem is only a short walk from the gorgeous Kilkenny Castle, rich in history and surrounded by beautiful, inviting gardens. Sit in for a latte in Willougby’s and then take your date for a stroll up to the long hall in the castle to admire the opulence of the building.
More information: facebook.com/willoughbyscafe
Ennis, the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, offers the romantics plenty by way of coastal walks to long chats and getting to know each other better. Whether you plan to visit Lahinch or Doolin or go all the way to the Cliffs of Moher, come back to Elm Café to refuel and thaw out.
More information: facebook.com/ElmCafeEnnis
A new kid on the block, and really setting the standard in Thurles for coffee – Deja Brew Coffee marries a great café experience with scrumptious homemade treats by local, artisan producers. It is a great spot to fuel while exploring the Tipperary town, as well as before or after a hike through the rolling hills of Upperchurch.
More information: dejabrewcoffee.ie
Coffee Culture is about much more than roasting exceptional coffee. We believe in building open and honest relationships with the best cafés in Ireland, who share our values and passion for coffee. It’s in our nature to share information openly and proactively with those who have a thirst for excellence.
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