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Ask a Local: Where is Kildare’s Best Coffee Shop

Do you need a jolt of caffeine to keep you going after a hard day in the saddle? Or maybe you need to put your feet up and thaw out after a great day’s shopping around Kildare…

Whatever the reason, get yourself a great cup of coffee in one of the best coffee shops in the county, compiled by the readers of


Square Coffee

Kildare town

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Square Coffee is a specialty coffee bar with a contemporary art, design and craft retail space. The cafe specialises is local micro-roasted coffee and healthy sweat treats.


Coffee Mill


The Coffee Mill Bistro offers a delicious choice from early morning until late afternoon. Porridge, pancakes and homemade scones are but a small selection of the breakfast menu, with “the traditional Irish” proving so popular, it’s available all day.


Swans on the Green



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Swans on the Green has a nice busy market atmosphere, with an excellent selection of fruit and veg, and lunch food at the deli counter. The smashed avocado on toast is a local favourite for brunch.


Woodbine Books


Woodbine Books is an independent bookshop located in the picturesque town of Kilcullen. Stop in for a coffee and browse their great range of books to suit all ages.


Emma’s Place


Emma’s Place is a country cafe located in the Glenroyal shopping centre, Maynooth. The cafe has a cosy atmosphere and serves delicious home-cooked food.


Hoky Poky


Hoky Poky has been serving the people of Newbridge for over 30 years and is a local favourite. They are clearly doing something right!


Shoda Market Cafe


Shoda Café is Kildare’s newest lifestyle café, based around a fresh and healthy concept. Two previous graduates of Shannon College of Hotel Management have come together using their experience gained from working around the world through hospitality to establish Shoda Market Café.





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Opened in September 2017, Samsara has a lovely warm atmosphere with really friendly staff. The food is wholesome and looks amazing.





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Micro-roasters and cafe in the heart of Newbridge, Ubh is open Tuesday to Sunday 9-5. They use as much organic and locally-sourced food as possible.


Baobab Coffee Roasters



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Baobab is a micro coffee-roaster focused on sourcing the finest single origin and specialty coffees from around the world for the Irish coffee market.