Great little Soho chocolatier with a European-style cafe in the back room. They mostly have great chocolate but also great beverages. Predictably, one of the teas is a chocolate flavored one. We were also huge fans of the various hot chocolates. Everything is incredibly rich so the smallest size always does the trick. They also do a great matcha latte and incorporate matcha into a lot of their chocolates.
Try the white chocolate matcha bar, it’s my favorite. :)
It’s across the street from the Soho Harney & Sons if you’re doing a tea crawl and Palais des Thes is also nearby.
Nice tea and tea accessories, and local honey, and some sweets too! Always something nice here. The employees usually have a pretty good idea of what’s good, and they’ve got fun stuff behind the counter if you ask (like aged puerh medallions).
Bewley’s Cafe closed in 2015 for refurbishment but is supposed to reopen in 2016. It’s located on Grafton Street which is the heart of Dublin’s best shopping district. Therefore, this fun shop is always packed to the gills regardless of having three (?) confusing floors. You come in, push other people around, and snipe yourself a table.
It was great for a cuppa and soup or a scone, especially because you were probably just walking around in some chilly rain. However, according to the Irish Times, when it reopens it’ll be much smaller with a smaller menu. So I guess we’ll have to see! Very sad times. I’ve probably been 4 or 5 times and I’m sad to hear it’s getting reduced.
This place is too much fun. Amazing assortment of Asian pastries and tea. They do a great matcha latte but the Okinawa milk tea is the real standout.
Best if you’re not staying because there’s not much seating. Most of the food is perfect for walking and eating.