Best (vegan-friendly) Cafes to Study and Work from in Dublin

Cafe called Mind the Step that is perfect for remote work or studying in Dublin
Coffee and a vegan snack at the Mind the Step Café in Dublin

With the rise of remote work and digital nomadism, the search for the perfect workspace has never been more important. Whether you’re a student, freelancer, or a remote employee, finding comfortable, quiet, and inspiring / best cafes to study in Dublin can drastically improve your productivity. There are countless work-friendly cafes in Dublin as well as study spots that cater to the needs of the modern digital worker. In this article, we will explore some of the best options the city has to offer.

Dublin: A City for Remote Work

Known for its vibrant culture, technological prowess, and rich history, Dublin has become an attractive destination for remote workers and students alike. The city boasts a diverse range of work-spaces, from traditional co-working spaces and libraries to more unconventional spots like cafes and bars. Moreover, Dublin’s compact size and public transport options allow for seamless movement between different locations, making it a great city for remote work.

Vegan-friendly, Work-friendly and Study-friendly Cafesin Dublin

As a vegan myself it took some trial and error to find the perfect spots to work or study from with my laptop. Here is my selection of vegan-friendly cafes in Dublin where you can bring your laptop and work in peace.

Mish.Mash Art Caffè

Mish.Mash Art Caffè is a unique space that combines art, music, and food. Known for its cozy ambiance and vegan-friendly menu, it provides a serene environment for working or studying. Also, it’s less well known, and compared to other places I’ve tried, it was pretty empty. Great Matcha Latte!

Address: 66 Capel St, Rotunda, Dublin 1

Mish.Mash Art Caffè Dublin

Books Upstairs

Books Upstairs is a charming bookshop and café that offers a quiet and inspiring setting. The café itself is on the first floor and has beautiful huge windows. The location is perfect, as it’s very central and very close to Trinity College Dublin. Their menu includes vegan drinks, and the book-laden walls make it an ideal place for study or work.

Address: 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

Books Upstairs

The Clockwork Door

The Clockwork Door is an innovative concept café, where you pay for the time you spend there. With its cozy interiors and an array of snacks, it’s a great place to settle in for a productive work or study session. A bit too expensive in my opinion if you need a space for regular work-from-home sessions, but still nice to try it out for a change of scenery.

Address: 51 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Clockwork Door

Dubray Books Grafton Street

Located on the bustling Grafton Street, Dubray Books offers a quiet retreat in the form of its top-floor café. Work or study surrounded by bookshelves while sipping on your coffee & looking out the window onto the famous Grafton Street.

Address: 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Dubray Books

Mind the Step

Matcha latte at the Mind the Step cafe in Dublin

One of my all-time favourite cafés for work or study sessions in Dublin, hands down. It’s open until 10-11 pm most days, has very cute decor and cosy vibe, is one of the best coffee spots, has vegan treats and even places to sit by the window, too. It has become quite popular, which is why sometimes it’s tough to get a spot – be there early if you are planning to go – towards the evening it gets quite full. Also, beware that laptops are not allowed on the weekends.

Address: 24 Strand Street Great, North City, Dublin 1

Mind the Step Cafe Dublin


Marks & Spencer is a popular café with lots of space offering a relaxed ambiance, view of the Grafton Street, great coffee, and some vegan options. It is a great, central spot. The only downside is that there are no plugs available – so do bring a fully charged laptop if you’re planning to stay for long.

Address: 15-20 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Marks & Spencer D2

Keoghans Cafe

Keoghans Cafe is a cozy café with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It can sometimes get a bit noisy, but on the days when there are less people during the week, it is an ideal location for a few productive hours of remote work or studying.

Address: 1 & 2 Trinity St, Dublin 2

Keoghans Cafe


Bestseller is a charming theatre-style café with a cozy and lively atmosphere. It’s a perfect spot for reading, studying, or working before around 5pm, when the cafe turns into a bar and laptops aren’t allowed then. Their menu includes vegan options.

Address: 41 Dawson St, Dublin 2

Bestseller Café Dublin

La Pausa

La Pausa is a small, cozy café known for its great coffee and relaxed atmosphere. The decor is quite cute too. It’s a perfect spot to work or relax with a good book.

Address:  1B Blessington St, Dublin 7

La Pausa Café Dublin

Zanzibar Locke, Ha’penny Bridge

The study/work area, located inside Zanzibar Locke hotel, is open to everyone and easily accessible through the main entrance. The café provides a productive and enjoyable atmosphere where you can spend hours. The menu offers a variety of items, ranging from fries to vegan burgers, as well as kombucha and coffee, which can be delivered to your table. Most people work from the large table, which has multiple plugs to keep your laptop charged.

Address: 34-37 Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin 1

Zanzibar Locke Hotel, Bar, and Café

Brindle Coffee & Wine

A perfect spot for a study or work session in the South of Dublin in the Portobello area. Very friendly and helpful staff, and typically not too full. The coffee is superb too.

Address: 4 Lennox St, Portobello, Dublin 8

Brindle Coffee & Wine

Dun Laoghaire Library & Café

Dun Laoghaire Library that is perfect for remote work and studying

If you need complete quiet to focus on work, and don’t have to attend any online work meetings, the Dun Laoghaire Library has you covered. Around 30 minutes by train from Dublin City Centre, this is a beautiful work spot. If you’re lucky and come early, you can even get the highly sought-after spot with a sea view. There is also a café downstairs if you need a little pick-me-up:)

Address: Queen’s Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland

Dun Laoghaire Library


Whether you’re looking for a quiet bookstore, a trendy café, or a library, Dublin has got you covered. From vegan-friendly cafes to spots with breathtaking views, there’s a space for every taste and preference. So grab your laptop and explore the city’s unique workspaces to find your perfect remote work spot in Dublin.

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