A barista making a mouth-watering coffee at Urban Grind in Co.Galway Ireland.

A GUIDE TO THE BEST CAFÉS IN GALWAY

On a quest for the best coffee, tea + treats to keep you fueled up and content throughout the day? Explore some of the our picks that we’d recommend in and around Galway City. Find a pal, take your pick and indulge in some of the best drinks + bites from the City of Tribes.

Urban Grind

Iced coffee, Urban Grind, Galway City.

Brew lovers, look no further! The crew at Urban Grind are coming in hot with a variety of coffee blends that offer up plenty of mouth-watering choices. With delicious brunch options sourced locally and served 7 days a week until 3pm, choosing your order is going to be the toughest decision of your week! Location: 8 William St W, Galway.

Éan

Outdoor seating, best coffee, Ean cafe, Galway City.

Hand-crafted sourdough breads and pastries straight from the oven… if you could only smell the aromas coming out of the Éan Bakery & Restaurant, we’re pretty sure you’d never leave. Treat yourself and your pals to some of the tastiest bites + coffee in town and find yourself coming back again and again… and again! Location: Druid Ln, Galway.

Álainn

Alainn Café, Campervan coffee, salthill coffee, Galway City.

Coffee, campervan, craic! You can’t ask for much more than what the team at Alainn are delivering up to the brave swimming souls of Salthill. Even if you’re just in town for a passing visit, enjoy top-notch coffee and acai bowls from a crew that pride themselves on backing local suppliers and businesses in the West and moving towards a cleaner, more sustainable environment. Nice one, lads!! Location: Salthill, Co. Galway.

Little Lane Coffee Company

Little Lane Coffee, best cappuccinos, Galway City coffee, breakfast + brunch.

Straight up awesome coffee from the guys at Little Lane boasting a mix blend of 3 origins with beautiful flavour notes of peanut, chocolate and caramel. You can taste the love in each cup and that warm fuzzy feeling inside when you take your first sip? It actually happens over and over again. Little by name but bringing BIG coffee-game! Location: 10 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway.

Kali Coffee Bar

Kali Coffee, best coffee in town, sustainable coffee, Galway City.

Lekker (Dutch for tasty)! And that’s certainly what you’ll be singing to your friends after you try some of the velvety goodness at Kali Coffee Bar. Inspired by coffee shops in Amsterdam and after honing their skills in Coffeewerk + Press, Enda and Laura offer up sustainably sourced coffee in a cute coffee bar in Salthill. 100% worth a visit if you’re nearby and if you don’t mind joining the queue of their coffee-loving community. Location: 133 Upper Salthill Rd, Galway.

Espresso 44

Espresso 44, top coffee in Galway, perfect brunch spot, Galway City.

Award-winning coffee and treats, ready to be consumed at Espresso 44 on 44th William Street. The best part? They’re open 7 days a week so you can come back to start each and every day off in the best possible way. Locally sourced goodies complete the deal! Location: 44 William St, Galway.

Ground and Co

Ground & Co, best sweet treats + coffee, Galway City coffee hotspot

If you’re after a power breakfast or a loaded brunch, take your pick from creamy oats, eggs your way or sourdough sambos from the experienced team at Ground and Co. And coffee served with a smile always tastes that bit better! Locations: Salthill and Knocknacarra.

Coffeewerk + Press

fairtrade coffee, tastiest coffee in Galway, brunch options, lunch in Galway

Simply put, the sound bunch at Coffeewerk + Press deliver a superior coffee experience no matter what your brew of choice is. As well as coffee and pastries, they sell sustainable homewares, art and clothing. With outdoor seating available, you can soak up some fresh air, enjoy a cosy coffee and people watch ‘til your heart’s content. Location: 4 Quay St, Galway.

Temple Café 

Healthy café, vegan café in Galway, top coffee options

Temple Café’s mouth-watering range of sweet & savoury vegan options have cemented them as a must-visit café if you’re in the area. This is a café that likes to do good as well as serve up delicious offerings as they donate some of their profits to local charities to support their own community. This is a coffee experience that you will never regret! Location: St Augustine St, Galway.

Habit Coffee

Habit Coffee, Tasty Coffee in Galway, coffee near me, Galway CityHave a coffee craving and looking to satisfy it in style? Check out some of the soul-warming goodness from the team at Habit Coffee guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. You can also pick up some reusable coffee cups and water bottles to help reduce plastic waste. It’s a win-win! Location: 2 Cross Street Upper, Galway.


As if Galway wasn’t already a city on your must-visit list, now you’ve got ample options from our list of champion cafés to choose. Looking to fit in a workout as well? Take a look at our top fitness spots in the City of Tribes too.