Galway is the hip city of Ireland. The City of Tribes has a strong bohemian street cred, thanks to its great communities shaping the style and atmosphere. Sometimes chic, sometimes rock and even goth. Galway has a great number of microbreweries, thrift stores, vegan restaurants, and tattoo parlours. And everyone can find what they’re looking for. Here are my top 5 cafes in town. Check them out, you won’t regret the experience.
- The Secret Garden, 4 William Street West
This gorgeous and cosy cafe is located on the outskirts of Galway. It is the perfect place if you want to relax, and get a perfect and rare tea. You will also find some yummy treats such as homemade cakes and pastries, they are also vegan friendly. They are open until late and if you love cats like me, you will be the happiest you can be in one of their warm seats.
- Kindf_olk. The Cornstore, Unit 10, Middle St
This new cafe shop is situated just next to the delicious Hazel Mountain Chocolate and the amazing Charlie Byrnes bookshop. It has everything to charm you and you will get the best coffee in town in the most hipster cup ever. You can also find mens’ clothes and shoes, and decorate your home with their sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly lifestyle items.
- Plámás, Dominick Street
Plámás is a new cafe in town located just next to Taylor’s Bar. It’s a small and very stylish cafe and if I say so myself, it may be the gothest one in Galway city. You will love tasting their succulent coffee and finding the best gifts such as cool tote bags and photographs. They’re ready to make you cool.
- Ré Coffee + Design, 137 Upper Salthill Rd
Do you prefer to stay by the Salthill prom but have a coffee in style? Ré is your place. Just next to the great O’Connor’s Famous Pub, they have speciality coffee and the tastiest wines in town. Their gift store is also difficult to resist as they sell gorgeous Irish candles, cards and many more delightful items. It’s definitely my favourite spot in Salthill.
- Álainn, Blackrock, Salthill (right beside the diving tower)
Álainn is a lovely little orange van serving organic coffee from the Burren mountains by Anam Coffee. They also serve the most delicious Superfood bowls. Eat healthy and tasty food while you’re walking along the prom. The sea breeze will make you enjoy your drink and treat even more.
It’s sunny? Rainy? Stormy? You’re in Galway so it doesn’t matter. Go visit one of these pretty places and enjoy the craic.