We only get a few weeks of ‘in-between’ weather, where it’s cold enough to enjoy a picturesque walk in the park with a warm drink in your hand, but not too cold that your fingers are freezing off. Although a classic PSL (pumpkin spice latte, for those not acquainted) is always warranted, a chai latte or a seasonal hot chocolate will go down a treat. Here is a list of some cosy drinks in Dublin for you to enjoy this autumn.
Fallon & Byrne
Everybody’s favourite artisan grocer, Fallon & Byrne, not only offer up some of the best and most unique artisan produce in the city, but they’ve got a range of different ways where you can enjoy one of the many cosy drinks in Dublin. Head to The Dining Room, located upstairs in their Exchequer Street store, where you can order a delicious dish from their a seasonal menu and pair it with their tasty pumpkin spice latte, or take it to go from their downstairs counter and enjoy a stroll in one of the nearby parks, if the weather allows.
The Cake Cafe
Cake and cosy drinks – the perfect autumn recipe! The Cake Cafe are known for their impressive selection of decadent cakes and desserts, and of course, what sounds better than a whole menu section dedicated to cosy drinks? Find options like their Amaretto coffee, Bailey’s coffee, mulled apple juice and mulled wine, and of course, a classic PSL. If you’re in the mood for something lighter to offset the indulgent cake you’re sure to be ordering, they have a range of fragrant teas for you to delight in. Snuggle up, order a cosy drink and enjoy.
Known for their impressive and unique latte art, head to Beanhive on Dawson Street for an intimate cosy drinks experience. A small but mighty location, you may have to queue to get a spot inside, which we encourage you to do so you can ooh and aah over their adorable latte designs. Whether you’re in the mood for a spiced or vanilla chai latte, or just a regular coffee (or maybe a dirty chai for a bit of both!), you’ll receive a mug of warmth topped with some latte art that will almost make you feel bad for taking a sip… almost!
Coffee and wine – maybe not paired together (unless that’s your thing…) but Brindle do them both brilliantly. Order yourself a classic PSL made with their own syrup, or perhaps if you’re feeling a little warm (it is 17 degree today…), get all the cosy, autumnal flavours of a PSL, but iced! Brindle also offer a chai-spiced honey for you to swirl into your coffee, which sounds absolutely perfect. If you’re staying well into the evening, you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine here to really get into those cosy vibes.
Autumn is done fabulously at Shoe Lane. They always decorate to the nines, with beautiful leaves and cosy fairy lights, and of course, they play the part too with their additions to the cosy drinks in Dublin list. The chai lattes here are up there with some of the best, but for the season, you’ll find a spicy aztec hot chocolate and a gingerbread hot chocolate here. We recommend sitting inside to get the full autumnal experience – they have locations both on Tara Street and in Dun Laoghaire.
With a location pretty much around every corner, the tried and true Butler’s not only offers a decadent selection of chocolates (and a free one with each drink, always a plus!), but they are famous for their hot chocolate. Indulgent, with the perfect level of sweetness, a classic hot chocolate here will not go amiss. However, they’ve got you covered with their new autumnal drink selection, which includes, naturally, the classic PSL, but you’ll also find a delicious orange hot chocolate, and a coconut dark hot chocolate, which will keep you cosy for the rest of the season.
Smooch Dessert & Café
A new-comer to Dublin, and one of the very few late night cafés here, Smooch opened in Dundrum almost two months ago, serving delicious soft serve, açai bowls, coffee and more. They’re offering up a classic pumpkin spice latte, a pumpkin spice coffee shake or a chai latte milkshake (if you’re into warm flavours in a cold drink), plus some other autumn specials like maple spice soft serve, and a Lotus Biscoff pancake stack. Sit inside as the evenings get colder, enjoy their groovy soundtrack coming through their vinyl player and bask in the ultimate cosy vibes.
Lotts & Co.
A spot where you can find a little bit of everything, whether it’s fresh fish, great cheese, or some quality wine, Lotts & Co. have a few locations dotted around Dublin that will supply you with the autumnal drink of the season, the PSL. A great variety of pumpkins have also landed here, perfect for your carving needs as spooky season has well and truly started!
Copper & Straw
Copper & Straw serve some delicious, unique drinks, perfect for when you want to switch up your morning brew. Their addition to the cosy drinks in Dublin list is a classic PSL, made from scratch with their in-house syrup. Their twist to make it even better? Condensed milk! Order yourself a delicious sandwich to pair with your cosy drink and thank us later.
If you find yourself in the Clonskeagh area, head to the lovely Grounded. A dog friendly spot that’s ideal when the weather is sunny, but equally cosy when it gets a little cooler, enjoy a delicious pumpkin spice late paired with a tasty sausage roll or a decadent pastry for your troubles. This is a great spot if you’re looking to work from home, away from home, with friendly staff and delicious drinks to hide from the inevitable rain.
I’m a Palestinian who grew up in Cyprus and moved to Dublin in 2013, so I’ve had a mishmash of different cultures and cuisines surrounding me my whole life. I’m an avid foodie, and after realising that life as a lawyer was not for me, I studied media and became a radio host for Dublin City FM. I’m now writing for TheTaste full time, but I also have my own food blog where you can find a mixture of restaurant reviews and the occasional recipe. I talk a lot about being Palestinian; to be honest, I talk a lot in general. That’s why I did radio!