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Here Are The Best French Cafés In Dublin To Soak Up Some Parisian Chic

By Sarah

June 16, 2017 at 9:25am

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There's just something about France that oozes sophistication and class, and coffee culture has been at the heart of the country's social life for centuries.

French cafés are the ideal rendezvous spot - the neighbourhood hub, the place to relax and refuel with a strong cup of petit noir (an espresso) and a freshly baked, warm and flakey croissant.

Much more than just a coffee shop, cafés in France typically have a full food menu and bottles upon bottles of wine, with an atmosphere that's made for sitting undisturbed for a couple of hours, delightfully watching the world go by.

Every Parisian has a favourite haunt, and these gorgeous cafés in Dublin are our first port of call when we want a little getaway without leaving the city...

1. Michel, Foxrock

This stylish patisserie and bistro in south Dublin is the perfect spot to start the day with an 'Oeufs Bénédicte' and a creamy white coffee.

You can chill outside and (if you're feeling like a real treat) take one of their delish Mille-Feuille cakes to go.


2. Le Petit Breton, Drumcondra

This authentic crêperie serves specialties from the Brittany region, with savoury crêpes made from buckwheat flour (a naturally gluten free product) and sweet crêpes made from wheat flour in the traditional way.

Don't leave without trying the La Complète, a classic of egg, ham and cheese.

3. La Cocotte, Kildare Street

Located in the Alliance Francaise building, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were actually in France when having a coffee here.

Not only is it the perfect place to practice a few words en français, they do a droolworthy Croque Monsieur. 


4. Le Petit Parisien, Wicklow Street

This cosy cafe is 1920s inspired, and you could easily spend two or three hours people watching with a macchiato in hand and a Tarte aux Pear to nibble on.

A real slice of Paris life right in the city centre.


5. Saint-Germain No.7, Malahide 

Who knew you'd find such lovely French vibes in this coastal town?

Saint-Germain is an endearing village cafe serving a wide range of Parisian-style pastries, galettes and sweet crêpes that you'll go back for again and again.

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6. Ladurée, South William Street

This ultra-classy bakery and tearoom in town is a burst of pretty pastel colours, with more flavours of desserts and sweet treats than you could ever imagine.

There's nowhere nicer to go for an afternoon tea and a ganache filled macaron, with faves including the Rose Petal, Pistachio, and Salted Butter Caramel. Mmm.


So, you've no need to jet off to France when you can have the same chic café vibes right here in Dublin!

Although we wouldn't say no to a holiday in Cannes...

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