Where to get the best Coffee in Galway
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Where to get the best Coffee in Galway

Flat whites, vanilla lattes, frothy cappuccinos and cold brews are just some of the beverages that keep us going throughout the day and with a number of forward-thinking coffee shops throughout Galway going that little step further, there’s always new coffees to sample. Whether you fancy your coffee made with oat, almond, soy or cow’s milk, decaf or full of beans (literally) - these Galway spots will ensure it’s made just to your liking. Here's where to get your caffeine fix...

Brazco Coffee Academy

The next time you are passing by one of the Brazco Coffee Academy coffee shops, call in and experience one of the warmest coffee experiences available on the West Coast. Serving the Irish hand-roasted Java Republic coffee, homemade baked goods from their own bakery, delicious brunch options and a friendly, homely atmosphere. There’s always a cup at Brazco Coffee Academy with your name on it, so remember to pop in and enjoy the full Brazco experience for yourself.
Locations at Leisureland, Galway City, Oranmore // more here

above: photo courtesy of Brazco Coffee Academy


Situated on the intersection of Middle Street and Cross St in The Latin Quarter, Kindf_olk is a chic lifestyle store and speciality café that brews up one of our favourite coffees in the city. When you do call in to get your caffeine fix, check out their extensive retail shelves which offers everything from bags of coffee and home brewing equipment to eco-friendly clothing brands, accessories, and homeware.
Unit 10, The Cornstore, Middle St // more here 

above: photo courtesy of Kindf_olk

Espresso 44

Between the vibrant orange exterior and the intoxicating aroma of coffee wafting from within, it’s next to impossible to pass Espresso 44 without popping in. Serving up the exclusive coffee brand Fixx Coffee and a bespoke menu of fresh and locally made sandwiches, soup and sweet treats galore, this spot is a must for your coffee fix on the go. They’ve even got bags of the good stuff so you can enjoy a taste of Espresso 44 all without leaving the house.
Locations at 44 William Street, City Centre, Galway's Westend, Oranmore // more here

above: photo courtesy of Espresso 44

Coffeewerk + Press

From the little yellow door to the charmingly illustrated cups, it is really no wonder that Coffeewerk + Press is one of the city's most popular spots for a dose of caffeine. Expertly marrying specialty coffee with art and design, this socially aware space has made us all a little bit obsessed with our daily brew. They have worked with over 30 local and international coffee roasters to bring their visitors exquisitely new flavours. They've also got all the materials you need to recreate these tastes at home, so make sure you check them out on their online store or pop in and get their professional advice.
4 Quay St, Latin Quarter // more here

above: photo courtesy of Coffeewerk + Press

Kali Coffee Bar

Kali Coffee Bar is the perfect spot to discover new blends of coffee and what’s even better, they have a lovely garden oasis at the back of their coffee shop space. Complete with beanbags, gorgeous flowers, benches and a relaxed atmosphere we know we might just have found our new favourite chill out spot! Run by coffee enthusiasts and experts, Laura, Enda and Lana, Kali combines their passion for coffee and love for the planet in one space. Edna was crowned champion of the Irish Brewers Cup in 2023 and went on to represent Ireland in the International Brewers Cup, read all about this success story here. Kali is also dog friendly so bring along your best friend to enjoy one of Galway's best coffee experiences.
133 Upper Salthill Rd, Salthill // more here 

above: photo courtesy of Kali Coffee Bar

Top Shelf Coffee Bar

Enjoy your perfect cup of coffee at Top Shelf Coffee Bar. They offer top quality coffee from Irish roasters Badger & Dodo. They take their coffee seriously and their dedication is reflected in the taste. For all you slow-pour lovers out there, this spot stocks an amazing variety of filter coffees so call in and try out some new brews. The team from Top Shelf Coffee Bar will ensure you get a top class coffee experience every time you pay them a visit. We can guarantee you will leave with a smile on your face and a quality cuppa in hand.
Fairgreen Rd, Fairgreen // more here 

above: photo of Top Shelf Coffee, by Ado Lyons

Little Collins CBD Dispensary

If you are one of those people who need a cup of coffee to help you relax, Little Collins CBD Dispensary is the place for you. Specialising in high-quality CBD hemp flowers, house-made tea and 'Melbourne' coffee, you might just find your new favourite brew at this City Centre spot. Alongside their coffee menu they also offer plant-based food options which include vegan CBD edibles and healthy snacks. So, if you are looking for a warm, friendly place to unwind and gather your thoughts, look no further.
25 Abbeygate Street Upper, City Centre // more here

above: photo courtesy of Little Collins CBD Dispensary


For that all too badly needed morning cuppa, Plámás has just what you need. Open from 8am every Monday to Saturday, this is the ideal spot for getting your caffeine fix before heading off to work or during that busy school run. Their house blend, supplied by Geometry Coffee Roasters in Tuam is uniquely refreshing and packed full of flavour. Not only is the coffee delicious, this coffee shop and retail space brings together all the best bits of Galway in everything they do. From the photography on the walls to the products lining the shelves everything is locally made and produced. Have a little browse of their retail products while you wait for your brew and start your day off in the perfect way!
6 Dominick Street Upper, Galway’s Westend // more here

above: photo courtesy of Plámás

Barista Bus

The coffee here is almost as heart-warming and joyful as their iconic orange VW camper van that has been converted into The Barista Bus in order to bring the good stuff to people all over Galway and beyond. After building up a reputation for speciality coffee and friendly service with their delicious pop-up coffee stall at various festivals, markets and events over the last few years, Barista Bus also has a fixed abode in Lower Salthill where St Mary's Road and Taylor's Hill meet. Get down there for a cuppa and a sweet treat soon, and keep an eye out for the 1972 Volkswagon around Galway's hot spots.
Crannlann, 4 Salthill Rd Lower // more here

above: photo courtesy of Barista Bus 

Feature photo courtesy of Plámás

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