We're in the final countdown.
Yes, we have speculated whether this 20 year old trend is slowly dying, perhaps evident by the fact there aren't more cafés whipping up PSLs on this list, but basic as it may be, it's a celebration of autumn in my eyes, and I can't help but love it.
If you're the same, and wondering which independent Dublin cafés are serving the elite pumpkin spice latte, then we've got you covered.
Rise & Shine
Camden Street, more info here
This Dublin 2 café, which took over from Dime Coffee in July, are embracing spooky season to the max, not just with their spooky decor but also with the arrival of the pumpkin spice latte.
Rise & Shine opens from 7:30am on weekdays, and 8am on weekends
Balally, more info here
Grindstone is a café that would go easily missed, tucked in on the way to the Balally Luas stop. However if you pass there on your commute, don't sleep on their PSL offering, as it's one of the best that you will find in Dublin.
Grindstone opens Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6pm, and over weekends and bank holidays from 9am to 6pm.
Fallon & Byrne
Exchequer Street, more info here
One Dublin spot that's always ready to get stuck into the autumnal spirit is Fallon & Byrne, and this year is no exception. They are back serving up Pumpkin Spice Lattes, as well as selling tins of pumpkin puree, ideal for any baked goods you're thinking of whipping up.
The Fallon & Byrne café and deli opens Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm, and from 10:30am to 6pm on Sundays.
Copper and Straw
Multiple locations, more info here
If you're looking to have a PSL in one of Dublin's most aesthetic cafés, then you're in luck. Copper and Straw are mixing up the pumpkin spice latte, making their syrup in-house from real pumpkins and a blend of spices including cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice.
They also add some condensed milk to give it a creamy texture, serving the coffee with a double shot of espresso and a garnishing of cinnamon.
Copper and Straw has two Dublin locations and one in Bray
Clontarf, more info here
Surge Coffee have their pumpkin spice syrup pumps ripe and ready to add to any latte you might order, ideal to get you into the autumnal mood before things turn colder and Christmassy.
Surge Coffee opens daily until 5pm
Lotts & Co
Multiple locations, more info here
If you have a Lotts & Co near you, and you live for this time of year and its signature coffee order, then you're in luck, because all three of the Lotts & Co premises are serving up whipped cream topped lattes, with a crumbling of what appears to be biscoff to just add to the experience.
There are three Lotts & Co cafés in Dublin; in Terenure, Beggars Bush, and Clontarf
Clonskeagh, more info here
Keeping up with tradition of the last couple of years, Grounded are back with their PSL to match the crisp autumn air, and it's one of the best you will get from an independent café. The Dublin 14 café stock Greenville Deli sambos, and have some gorgeous treats if you're stopping in to enjoy the pumpkin-y beverage - plus they are dog friendly, so whether you have a pet or not, you're bound to see some cute pups.
Grounded opens until 3pm daily
Portobello, more info here
Another pet friendly spot for a PSL (although we recommend getting your dog a puppuccino and not sharing your latte with them) is Brindle Coffee in Portobello. They also open relatively late in comparison to other Dublin cafés, if you're pumpkin spice latte craving kicks in post office hours.
Brindle Coffee opens Monday to Wednesday 7:30am to 8pm, Thursday and Friday 7:30am to 9pm, Saturday 8am to 9pm, and Sunday 9am to 8pm.
Strawberry Halls, more info here
This D22 haven not only serves some of the best pizza and toasties in Dublin, they're also on the pumpkin spice train you'll be delighted to hear.
Not one to shy away from Halloween or autumn tradition, Goats Gruff are whipping up their "hug in a mug", suggesting you add whipped cream and cinnamon to top it all off.
Goats Gruff open for drive-thru between 11am and 3pm on the daily.
The first pumpkin spice latte we noticed of the 2023 autumn season (other than Starbies of course) was from Baa Baa café in Chapelizod. They put a twist on the OG recipe, adding ginger to their autumnal lattes, combining the Halloween-y traditions with Christmas.
Baa Baa opens Monday to Wednesday, 8am to 4pm, Thursday and Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 5pm.
Croí aren't back even a month yet, and they're already sticking to seasonal tradition and whipping up the pumpkin spice latte on-site. Now based in Cherrywood, the coffee spot also has an array of treats to choose from, including sausage rolls, toasties, pastries, and even quiche.
Croí Coffee opens Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm, and Sunday 9am to 3pm.
Dalkey, more info here
If you're torn between the two worlds of summer and autumn, love an icey boy, but also want to live your best "fall" lifestyle, then an iced pumpkin spice latte is the only answer. Pepper Laine is answering your prayers so you don't have to choose between these two sides of yourself.
Pepper Laine opens Wednesday to Monday, from 8:30am to 3pm on weekdays, and 8:30am to 5pm on weekends.
Have we missed any? Let us know at [email protected].
Header images via Instagram / Brindle & Lotts & Co