The Coffee Shot, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford

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Regular visitors to The Coffee Shot during the week, it’s normally just a pre or post gym coffee to go. The Coffee Shot is a nice little spot, an independent cafe amongst all the big chains. On the odd occasion we’ve had a pastry or something sweet if we visit at other times. On this visit, we went for a late breakfast (there may have been too much wine the night before and hence food was needed!).

The sandwiches here are really great, they have a blackboard menu on the wall and normally have lots of sandwiches pre made ready for toasting but you can also pick something else and they will make to order.

Bacon Roll with Relish at The Coffee Shot
Bacon Roll with Relish at The Coffee Shot

He went for the bacon roll which comes with a side of tomato relish. The floury soft bread full of bacon and the relish on top makes for a pretty perfect bite. Their ham & cheese toasted sandwich is equally gorgeous with melty cheese and just the right amount of ham on lovely toasted batch type of bread.

Ham & Cheese Toasted Sandwich at The Coffee Shot
Ham & Cheese Toasted Sandwich at The Coffee Shot

The sandwiches with a flat white and a double espresso comes to just €15.20 total. Good value. We sat outside this time but inside is nice… an authentic type of coffee shop, with nice touches in the decor with the coffee beans and wall art. I wish now I’d popped inside to take some photos of the place! You will have to make do with photos of coffee and sandwiches for now!

The owners are present a lot of the time and are lovely, as are all of the staff – friendly, chatty and engaging.

Onto the coffee, they brew Badger & Dodo coffee here… and always have signs up to say which coffee they are making on the day. The main reason we return time and time again to The Coffee Shot is the coffee. there are lots of other choices for coffee around them but their coffee is good. Great quality coffee to start with and they have well trained baristas who make lovely flat whites, cappuccinos and espressos.  There’s a loyalty card too, where you can get your 10th coffee free with 9 stamps.

They’ve now introduced frozen yogurt for the Summer too, with what looks to be pretty nice toppings – yet another reason for me to visit. The Coffee Shot opens at 7am every morning during the week (til 6pm) and at weekends from 9.30am (til 5pm).


The Coffee Shot | Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin 18 | 01 2937790 | | @TheCoffeeShot


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