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01st Oct 2020

Coffee Confessions: Eleven coffee spots we dare you to try in Kildare

Lynda Keogh

So, today is apparently International Coffee Day. So, what else would we be doing except reminiscing on the best coffee spots we have tried.

Hook. It. To. My. Veins. I am caffeine obsessed. And I love making lists. Therefore a caffeinated creation of a coffee list seems like a natural progression for me. Check out these spots I love in Kildare.

1.  Square Coffee

One of my friends has said she regularly drives nearly 30 minutes just to get a coffee from Square, thats how good it is. So basically what I’m saying is that you should listen to my mate Lauren and get yourselves to Square – start your day by soaking up the caffeine and arty vibe.

2. Bad Habits 

Brownies, bougie cups and bad-ass coffee – this spot is nothing but a good habit in my eyes. With snacks like this and this to accompany your cuppa, you’ll just keep going back for more.

3. VDA

Another whopper spot for a caffeinated pick-me-up and possibly (read: definitely) a little snack. This baby is in Naas, and you can stock up on all your bits and bobs for making your own profesh coffee at home.

4. PS Roasters

Not only do these guys make a savage cup of coffee, they also roast their own coffee in Kildare too. Grab a coffee to-go and a bag of beans for your machine at home. PS Roasters also do a handy coffee subscription service for any caffeine geeks out there!

5. Firecastle

Located on Market Square in Kildare town, Firecastle is a perfect spot for a cup of coffee and a bit of people watching. Grab a spot on the picnic benches out the front, get a little something in their deli and relax. From coffee, cakes, cookies and quiche – there’s bound to be something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

6. Willow and Wild

A gorgeous spot in Maynooth, Willow and Wild is just stun. If you want to use your own reusable cup, they’ll do a contactless coffee for you. Perfect place to bring your mom for a coffee and a pretty cake.

7. Creed Coffee Roasters 

Based in Celbridge, the guys at Creed roast their own beans – and seriously this is goooood coffee. These guys really know their coffee; trust them, trust us and put this spot on your list for a coffee this weekend.

9. Mad Hatter Cafe

In Castledermot, this little gem is slightly off the beaten track – but I guess, now the secret is out! Grab yourself a coffee and a handmade choc vegan peanut butter cup, or maybe even one of these pretty little lemon meringue tartlets. *heart eyes*

10. Sásta By The River

This spot is pretty new on the scene, but this spot is an interior decorators heaven. Insta-worthy interiors and food to boot. This one needs to be on your list for brunch with the gals or a coffee at the very least. These guys know the gals – they even do a rose-petal-topped-white-hot-chocolate, like are you well?

11. Ubh

Saving the best for last! It’s pretty much impossible to mention Kildare, coffee and snacks without mentioning Ubh. Ubh is the all-rounder – quality coffee, savage food and everything is whole-heartedly Instagrammable. An essential try before you die in my humble opinion.

Do you have a fave spot in Kildare?

Lead Image via Instagram/ubhcafe

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