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20th Aug 2021

The ultimate guide to coffee along the Wild Atlantic Way

Fiona Frawley

Did you get a taste of the Wild Atlantic Way this summer?

If so, no doubt you’ll already be planning and researching what part of it you want to hit up for your next staycay. If you haven’t, spoiler alert, it’s a route that will take you to some of the most beautiful points the west coast of Ireland has to offer and is not to be missed. And, if you’re anything like the rest of the population you’ve probably come out of lockdown with an even more intense coffee addiction than ever, so your love language will be frantically searching for cafes to hit up wherever your travels take you. We get it, and have taken it upon ourselves to compile the ultimate guide to coffee along the Wild Atlantic Way. No doubt this list will grow and grow, but here are a few unmissable spots from Donegal to Cork and every county in between to get us started.


Caffe Banba, Inishowen

Teach Cha, Dungloe

Brew in Thru, Slieve League

Batch, Donegal Town


T2 Coffee Van, Enniscrone

Pudding Row, Easkey

Little Cottage Cafe, Rosses Point


Cliff Side Treats, Erris Head

The Salt Dock, Achill Island

Seven Wanders Cafe, Louisburgh

Misunderstood Heron, Killary Fjord


Upstairs Downstairs, Clifden

Rúnda Coffee Stop, Spiddal

Kali Coffee Bar, Salthill


The Soda Parlour, Ballyvaughan

Dodi, Lahinch

Grá Coffee, Cliffs of Moher


Seaside, Ballybunion

Mike’s Beach Shop, Fenit

Cáis Cafe, Dingle


Beara Barista, Allihies

Catcha Coffee, Gour

Revel Culture Coffee, Glengarriff

O’Neill Coffee, Skibbereen

Wild and Tame, Kinsale

Have we missed out your favourite spot along the WAW? If so, get in touch, we’ll keep this list growing. Anything to keep you crazy kids caffeinated.

Header image via Instagram/Grá Coffee

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