Once the clouds clear and the sun’s out there’s really no better place to be than in Galway. Sitting outside, soaking in those precious rays of sunshine with an ice cold drink and good company - priceless. We want to make sure you don’t have to wander too far to get your next fix so here’s our guide to the best summer drinks available in Galway.
Read on for our favourite spots to get a refreshingly cold drink..
We don’t know about you but an iced coffee from Espresso 44 can make our day. Get your iced coffee of choice over ice or blended into a yummy frappe with the addition of a caramel, hazelnut, vanilla, mint or chocolate syrup. Soaking in the buzz of Shop Street as you sip away on caramel latte over ice is a sweet sweet way to start off the day.
44 William St, Galway // more here
Galway Bay Hotel's Beachfront Barista
Sitting in the sunshine and sipping on an iced drink - nothing beats it! Pop by the Beachfront Barista at the front of Galway Bay Hotel and get busy chilling on their gorgeous (and huge!) deck chairs. With iced coffees, iced tea and lemonades available, you be feeling super cool and chill in no time. If you're traveling with your pooch, don't worry as the team here have plenty of refreshments to offer your puppy pal.
Galway Bay Hotel, The Prom, Salthill // more here
From milky iced teas to zingy fruit drinks, everything at Nana's Tea burst with delicious flavours, colours and of course their signature bubbles! If you want to try something that will make you gasp with delight, The Cloudy Series uses cheese foam to make for a creamy, rich and indulgent topping for their premium tea which is fragrant, elegant and light. These are the perfect way to cool off on a sunny day in Galway.
High St // more here
Ground & Co
When the weather’s good, there’s no better place to be than soaking in the sun by Salthill’s Prom, enjoying a few takeaway goodies from Ground & Co. A re-energising sweet smoothie or a healthy fruit juice straight from their fridge will work wonders against the heat. They also serve loads of tasty iced coffees which are perfect for savouring cool coffee flavours in the gorgeous Galway weather.
Atlantiquaria Toft Park, Salthill, Galway // more here
What could be lovelier on a summers day than sipping on some cold brew while you stroll along the beautiful canal in Galway's Westend? If you haven't already spent a lazy afternoon partaking in this, well, we highly recommend you get on it and call into your starting point at Plámás to fuel up on some refreshing iced coffee before setting off on your wandering. If iced coffee isn't your buzz, they also stock a range of McDaid Football Special sodas. They are one of two spot in Galway stocking them and are definitely a lovely addition to a warm day in Galway so be sure to get in and get them a taste.
6 Dominick Street Upper // more here
If you're out doing a bit of shopping in Wellpark be sure to call into Eye Cinema's coffee dock to enjoy some sweet refreshments. Their new 2023 summer drinks menu includes flavoured frappes and iced coffees. So, Whether you want to try out the EYE staff's favourite Biscoff Frappe or maybe you just need that ice cold caffeine fix, be sure to pop in: they have something for every coffee lover on the summer line-up.
Wellpark // more here
Kali Coffee Bar
Coffee enthusiasts may already be familiar with the sound heads at Kali Coffee Bar but did you know they also serve iced coffee? That's right. When the sun's high, there's nothing nicer than taking a moment to chill and relax in their garden oasis with your doggo companion (yep, they're dog-friendly too!) while sipping away on yummy iced coffees.
133 Upper Salthill Rd // more here
Roots Café & Bistro
Roots Café & Bistro offers tons of cold drink option that make for the perfect sweet treat for sipping away on as you’re out taking in all of Galway’s gorgeous sights. From the reliable iced coffee to their fresh fruity smoothies, there's no end of choice of cool beverages to be enjoyed at the 7 different Roots locations across Galway. You can enjoy a new blend each time you pop in for a casual lunch when you're out with friends.
Various locations across Galway // more here
If you are in need of a cool refreshment, Salthill's The Creamery has a phenomenal range of yummy cold drinks to solve all your chilled needs. With fruit juices, smoothies, iced coffees, cold beers and more, there's something for everyone at this popular seaside spot. Available for sit in or takeaway, enjoy your next iced drink with a sea view at The Creamery.
Salthill Promenade // more here