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20th Dec 2016

13 Spots In Dublin To Pay For Your Coffee With Contactless – With No Minimum Charge


There’s nothing worse than being in desperate need of coffee but having no change in your wallet.

Luckily, some of our favourite cafés have now caught on to this eternal struggle and are making it much easier for you to get your daily fix of caffeine – without counting up your 5c coins or enduring that awkward silence as you wait for your chip and pin payment to go through.

These hot spots will all let you pay for your fix with a quick tap of your card, whether means less time waiting in a long queue!

1. Dolce Sicily 

This Dawson Street spot serves delicious sweet treats and great coffee to go with them. The interior is very kitsch and cute too.

2. KC Peaches

You can pay with contactless at their Nassau Street and Dame Street locations, which is very handy for a quick coffee or one of their delish salad boxes.

3. Yogism

Nestled away inside George’s Street Arcade is the frozen yoghurt specialist, Yogism. If you guess the weight of your froyo creation correctly, then it’s on the house!

Unfortunately, they don’t have this offer on their coffee too.

4. Kaph

Whether a flat white or a straight espresso is your vibe, Kaph Speciality Coffee do coffee very, very well. 

5. Roasted Bean Coffee Co.

If you’re working anywhere between the IFSC and O’Connell Street area, then Roasted Bean is a great shout for coffee and sandwiches that will fill you for the day!

6. The Cobalt Café

Surrounded by Georgian-style architecture, you can enjoy your coffee and feel the stress drain away at this North Great George’s Street hideaway.

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7. Java

This little spot on Molesworth Street is one of our favourites and they always have a few interesting blends to choose from.

8. Le Petit Breton

An artisan creperie located on Lower Drumcondra Road, this is the perfect place to indulge in something sweet or try some amazing freshly-baked bread.

9. Fair Play Café

This lovely café aims to provide a spiritual experience for those in the Ringsend area. There’s plenty of colourful outdoor seating for those rare sunny days too.

10. 3FE

Widely recognised as one of the best spots in Dublin for coffee, you get yourself through the afternoon slump with a tap of a card! 

11. Third Space

This bright and airy café in Smithfield is the perfect place to relax with a coffee, a newspaper and take some time out. 

The service is always really efficient too, which is handy if you’re in a morning rush!

12. Thru the Green

A novelty or a stroke of genius? This is a drive-through café in Windy Arbour, which also serves doughnuts! What’s not to love?

13. Fallon & Byrne

A Dublin stalwart, their breakfast deals are some of the best in city. Try the bacon buttie and a coffee for €6!