Every year it seems like more coffee shops open all over Ireland. While some of them offer the same beverage that you could find anywhere in the world, many offer something unique. If you want to explore this burgeoning Irish industry, it might be a good idea to know what prices to expect.
Average Coffee Prices in Ireland – Prices as of November 2022
|Starbucks (Henry Street, Dublin)||€4.30||€5.05||€5.05|
|Average Price in Ireland||€2.65||€2.90||€2.90|
Traditionally, tea was always the hot drink of choice in Ireland and we still consume more per person than almost anyone else in the world. It is only in the last decade or two that coffee has started to catch up. Please use the advice in this article to help you explore the field of coffee in Ireland.
Please bear in mind that all of the prices in this article are subject to change and you should only use this as a guide on what to expect.
Coffee Prices in Ireland
The average price of a regular coffee in Ireland ranges from between €2.51 and €3.00 per cup. Prices will generally be higher in the center of larger cities like Dublin. However, you can still find more affordable coffee in independently owned coffeeshops throughout the country.
I will go into more detail about where I found the prices above in the Methodology section.
It is very easy to find much more expensive coffee anywhere in Ireland than for the prices I have listed. If you live in a city like Dublin, you can often pay €3.50+ for a cup. In certain coffeeshops, like 3fe, the average price of a cup of regular coffee is €3.65 or more!
The price of coffee depends on many different factors. For example, the location of the shop is key, but also taxes play a role too. The Irish government has raised VAT in the last few years and this has had a knock on effect to the prices of many different consumer goods like coffee.
If you want more information on the prices of coffee, the Irish Times has good information in this article linked here.
Having said that, there are also discounts that you can usually avail of that might help to lower the price. Most coffee shops will give at least a 20cent discount to your coffee, if you come with your own reusable cup. Most shops will also use stamp cards for a free coffee, so you can save up for that expensive filter coffee un your favorite place every week and a half or so!
In order to find the prices listed above, I found the highest rated coffee shops in different parts of Ireland. I then found their most recently available price lists online to find the prices of an Americano, Cappuccino and Latte. I then compared these to a Starbucks in the center of Dublin city.
An americano, cappuccino and latte are the three most popular coffee choices in Irish coffee shops, according to the info provided by Squareup here.
To find the most popular coffee shops in different parts of Ireland, I used the information provided by the website Restaurant Guru.
The highest rated coffee shops in these parts of Ireland (at the time of writing) are as follows:
- Dublin City: Kaph.
- Dublin Suburbs (Ranelagh): Nick’s Coffee Company.
- Galway: Coffeewerk + Press.
- Belfast: Established Coffee.
- Cork: Filter.
- Waterford: Arch Coffee.
While the prices for Established Coffee in Belfast are obviously in Sterling, I just converted 1:1 to Euro.
Please note that the prices above are only from what I was able to find online and they might not be completely up to date. Make sure to use the price list above as a guide only.
This guide to great coffee in Ireland is far from exhaustive and I will try to update it as often as possible.
Coffee Prices in Dublin
|Nick’s Coffee Company||€1.50||€2.30||€2.80|
|The Bald Barista||€2.40||€2.50||€3.00|
|Costa (Dún Laoghaire)||€2.50||€2.90||€3.40|
|Love Supreme Coffee Stoneybatter||€2.70||€3.20||€3.50|
|Tang (Abbey Street)||€2.70||€3.20||€3.50|
As the biggest city on the island of Ireland, Dublin usually has the highest prices for most consumer goods like coffee. Though the prices above show that Galway is more expensive than Dublin, don’t worry, there are plenty of places to find an expensive cappuccino in Dublin.
There are too many excellent coffee places in Dublin to list them all here. But I wanted to give you a good idea of what to expect in some of the places that I have been to throughout the city.
As you explore Dublin, you will also find that there are plenty of franchises for some of the better known international brands. I don’t want to focus too much on their prices here as I would encourage you to check out places that are locally owned when possible.
Coffee Prices in Galway
|Coffeewerk + Press||€2.50||€2.80||€3|
|Badger and Dodo||€2||€2.40||€2.60|
|Pascals Coffee House||€2||€2.50||€3.20|
|Jungle Café Galway||€2.30||€2.70||€3.20|
|Caffé Nero Galway||€2.70||€2.90||€3.10|
|The Lane Café||€2.60||€3||€3.50|
While the prices for coffee in Galway are not quite at the level of Dublin, there are plenty of places where you can spend a lot on coffee. In the last few years, the number of boutique coffee shops in Galway has skyrocketed.
If you are looking for somewhere to get out of the rain while in Galway, any of the many great coffee shops in the city are definitely great places to go. I have gone into more detail on this in my article linked here.