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02nd Sep 2022

13 Dublin cafés accepting reusable coffee cups

Katy Thornton

Whatever your reusable cup of choice, these spots are officially accepting them again.

In the wake of coronavirus, most cafés had to stop customers from using reusable cups for health and safety reasons. Now that we’ve com out of the most strictest Covid restrictions, cafés are welcoming back the use of the reusable cup, in an effort to cut down on unnecessary waste. Most of these spots provide a small discount too if you bring your own cup instead of requiring one of theirs. So no matter your reusable cup of choice (Keep Cups, Stojo cups, Bodum cups), it’s time to whip them out again.

Mint Coffee

Mint have joined the 2GoCup crew, now only offering these bad boys to serve their coffee in. They have gone paper cup free in their Mount Merrion spot, and will implement it in Blackrock soon as well. It will cost €1 to use the cup and if you bring it back for your next coffee that €1 will be returned to you.

Mint Coffee has a drive-thru location in Blackrock, and a café in Mount Merrion.

Thru The Green

Drive-thru café Thru The Green, known for their sustainable practices, also accept reusable cups, after having to give the practice up for some time during the pandemic.

Thru The Green is based beside Ryan’s pub in Windy Arbour.

The Morning

Take-away spot The Morning (formerly known as Meet Me In The Morning) are welcoming the use of reusable cups – stop by on your morning commute (like I often do) and maybe pick up one of their delicious baked goods to pat yourself on the back for being sustainable.

Catch The Morning on Pleasants Street.

Lotts & Co

You can save 25c if you bring your own reusable cup to Lotts & Co café. They also do their own adorable range of reusable coffee cups, in two different sizes, perfect if you need one now that Dublin cafés are back accepting them.

Lotts & Co have three locations, in Clontarf, Terenure, and Beggar’s Bush.

Bread 41

Pre-pandemic, Bread 41 hoped to achieve a zero waste café. Unfortunately when coronavirus hit, they had to stall their plans. Now that things have calmed down, Bread 41 are back to encouraging the use of reusable cups, so much so that they have banned single use cups entirely in-store.

Bread 41 can be found on Pearse Street – check out more on their zero waste ethos HERE

Shoe Lane Coffee

Get a 20c discount on your drink when you use a reusable cup at Shoe Lane Coffee. As they say in their caption: “Good for the planet. Good for your pocket“. Just make sure the cup is clean!

Shoe Lane Coffee has two locations, one on Tara Street and one in Dún Laoghaire.

The Cosy Bean

If you bring a reusable cup to The Cosy Bean, you will get a 30c discount on your drink. Plus look how aesthetic this latte looks in the matching cup. There’s no downside!

Cosy Bean is located in Churchtown, check out their Instagram HERE


Don’t have a reusable cup? We get it, they can be a bit pricey. Luckily Beanhive Coffee has a solution in the form of edible cups, sourced from Better Me. Sure, these cups are not exactly reusable (obviously) but they are more sustainable, and more fun we reckon.

Beanhive are known for their incredible coffee art – you can find them on Dawson Street.


This pup-friendly coffee spot also accepts reusable cups, so pack up your pooch, and your Keep Cup, and head over to Grounded. They have both indoor and outdoor seating, and serve a selection of delicious treats too.

Grounded is based in Clonskeagh, not far from the UCD campus.

Puck Lane

10% discount at Puck Lane for anyone who brings their own coffee cup. This coffee spot opened up in 2021, and sources their ingredients and supplies from local businesses. They do coffee, treats, sambos, smoothies, and breakfast!

Puck Lane is located in Whitehall, Dublin 9. Check out their website HERE

Happy Out

If you’re a bit of a collector when it comes to reusable cups (like I am) then you might want to check out what Happy Out has in stock. These reusable coffee cups are some of the cutest I’ve seen; perfect if you’re looking to buy a gift for a coffee lover. Happy Out also accept other reusable coffee cups, so you can bring yours from home if you wish.

Happy Out has two locations, one on Bull Island and one in Donnybrook. You can purchase one of their reusable cups HERE.

Grove Road

After banning them during the pandemic, Grove Road is one of the Dublin cafés back taking reusable coffee cups and we love to see it. Perfect for those Dublin 6 commuters that need a pick-me-up, particularly if you’re someone who is heading back into the office now.

Grove Road is based in Rathmines. You can have a look at their website HERE

Bear Market

These guys are all about sustainability. On the Bear Market website they say this:

One of our key objectives was the removal of single use plastic takeaway cups, packaging and unnecessary waste. Seeking to minimize our consumption of natural resources through reusable product and operational conservation.”

So you can bet that they definitely encourage the use of reusable cups.

Bear Market has seven cafés dotted all over Dublin.

As you can see, there are plenty of Dublin cafés back accepting reusable coffee cups, so no need to get the single use ones anymore.

Header image via Instagram/thruthegreencoffeeco

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