When the days start getting longer and the weather slowly begins to get warmer, Dublin coffee lovers start to dream of delicious, creamy, ice-cold iced coffees. A relative rarity in Dublin until recently, iced coffees are now offered at most cafes in the capital.
Thankfully, there are several cafes serving top notch, high-quality iced coffees. From simple cold brew, to the classic iced latte, to more exotic variants such as Vietnamese iced coffee, these cafes have you covered.
In this post, we share the best iced coffee in Dublin.
Map of Cafes
The following map shows the location of every cafe highlighted in this post:
Vice Coffee aren’t your average cafe. Far from viewing a cup of coffee as simply a satisfying way to get your morning hit of caffeine, they approach coffee with a view to maximising taste, indulgence, and satisfaction. Originally playing their trade out of Wigwam bar and restaurant on Middle Abbey Street, Vice Coffee have now expanded to a second location all of their own on Clanbrassil Street Upper in Portobello.
As you would imagine from its location in the back of a bar, Vice Coffee’s Middle Abbey Street location is famous for its delectable Irish coffees and coffee cocktails. Equally decadent and delicious are their iced coffees, of which the most loved is probably the Vietnamese iced coffee. Made with condensed milk for a hit of sweetness, you can enjoy one at both Vice Coffee locations.
Vice Coffee also serve up cold brew and classic iced coffee.
Locations: 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin and 39 Clanbrassil Street Upper, Portobello, Dublin
Two Fifty Square
Source: Two Fifty Square
One of the hidden gems of Rathmines, Two Fifty Square know how to do iced coffee. One of the first cafes to serve up iced coffee in Dublin, they offer all kinds of iced drinks over the warmer months. Vietnamese iced coffee is something of a speciality for the cafe, with the sweetness of the condensed milk perfectly in harmony with the subtle bitterness of the espresso.
As well as their original Rathmines location, Two Fifty Square have expanded to a cafe and roastery in Terenure, and a takeaway location in Ranelagh.
Location: 10 Williams Park, Rathmines, Dublin
Clement & Pekoe
Source: Clement & Pekoe
Famous for their dedication to tea and coffee, it should come as no surprise that Clement & Pekoe’s iced coffees are truly superb. They offer a range of iced coffee, including cold brew coffee.
If the sun is out, take advantage of their outdoor seating to soak up some rays while you enjoy a cooling iced coffee, crafted to perfection by Clement & Pekoe’s friendly, expert baristas.
Location: 50 South William Street, Dublin
Another cafe famed for their dedication to the art of coffee, Proper Order in Smithfield are masters of the iced coffee. Serving up iced lattes, iced black coffee, and even a cappuccino ‘milkshake’, Proper Order’s love of coffee and attention to detail shine through with every sip.
More information on the Proper Order cafe, including opening hours, can be found here.
Location: 7 Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin
Nick’s Coffee in Ranelagh may be a small operation, but they run a tight ship when it comes to iced coffee. Their iced brews are made to perfection and are light, refreshing, and balanced.
For more information on Nick’s Coffee, including opening hours, see here.
Location: 22 Ranelagh, Dublin
Sitting off the coast of North Dublin is Bull Island, a 5km long stretch of land that came about as a result of silt build-up over hundreds of years following the building of the North Bull Wall. Perched on the North Bull Wall is Happy Out, an ingeniously designed shipping container cafe that caters to the crowds that make their way to the island to bird watch, stroll on the beach, and take in the view over Dublin Bay.
In the warmer months of the year, Happy Out keep visitors cool with their excellent iced coffees. They cater to all tastes, with a range of alternative milk iced coffees available.
Location: North Bull Wall, North Bull Island, Clontarf, Dublin
Situated a stone’s throw from the Guinness Storehouse in The Liberties quarter of Dublin is Groundstate Coffee. Sporting a chilled, laid-back vibe (the cafe doubles as a yoga studio at night), they are nonetheless serious about good coffee, including iced coffee. To go with their commitment to coffee, the cafe is also environmentally friendly, with paper straws and compostable cups used for their takeaway iced coffees.
Alongside their excellent coffee, Groundstate Coffee also offer a top notch brunch menu, including some amazing vegan options.
Location: 48 – 50 James Street, Dublin
Dublin Barista School
Judging by the fact that a line out the door is a usual feature of Dublin Barista School, they must be doing something right! Situated in the heart of the city on Anne Street just off Grafton Street, Dublin Barista School is the go to location for aspiring baristas and coffee aficionados to hone their coffee skills.
Covering all bases, Dublin Barista School offer some amazing iced coffees during the warmer months, including a range of alternative milk iced coffees. They also have a selection of delicious baked good to go with your coffee.
Location: 19a Anne Street South, Dublin