23 Sep Cafes in Ireland that give a discount when you use your own cup
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Cafes in Ireland that give a discount when you use your own cup.
To clarify, this is not a sponsored post. I received a free KeepCup to take part in Reuse Month and as I think it is a brilliant initiative, I decided to write this post to lend my support.
Disposable cups are usually not recyclable. To make these cups waterproof, the card is fused with polyethylene, a material that cannot be separated out again in a standard recycling mill.
One million disposable cups end up in landfill every minute. EVERY MINUTE! In Ireland, we are throwing away over 200 million takeaway cups each year! Insomnia Cafes alone use 15 million cups a year. Globally, we discard 500 billion disposable cups to landfill or incineration every year.
We’ve really taken to reusing shopping bags and bags for life since the introduction of the tax on plastic bags, so why don’t we do the same with reusable cups? On the KeepCup website, there are some interesting facts and a comparison of disposable cups versus reusable cups.
Cafes can cut the use of disposable cups by offering a discount to customers with reusable cups and many coffee shops around Ireland already do this.
The following is a list of cafes in Ireland that give a discount when you use your own cup.
However, this list is not complete and I need your to help to make the list even better. If you know of anywhere in Ireland that gives a discount when you use a reusable cup please let me know so I can add a list.
The discounts offered at the places below range from 10 cents to 50 cents with one place offering a one Euro discount.
I haven’t added the discount amount as this may change but if any of the cafes want to contact me to confirm an actual discount amount I will add it beside the café’s name.
Jump Juice Bar sells reusable cups and straws and offers 20 cents discount for every refill.
Starbucks, 35 cents discount
The BeaNice Artisan Food & Drink Emporium, 17 Dublin Street, Co. Carlow
The Pipers Chair Shop, Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co. Clare
Moher Cottage, Liscannor, Co. Clare – 40 cent discount
As part of the #LoveYouCup initiative every place in Ennistymon, Co. Clare offers 30 cents discount when you bring your own cup.
Baking Emporium, Ashe Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Cafe Velo, 3 Geroge’s Quay, Co. Cork
Cork Coffee Roasters, 2 Bridge Street, Co. Cork
Cork Flower Studio, 105 Douglas St, Co. Cork
De Calf Café, 4 Cornmarket Centre, Co. Cork
Farm Gate Café, English Market, Princes Street, Co. Cork
Food Depot Gourmet Street Kitchen, Courtmacsherry, West Cork
Idaho Café, 19 Caroline Street, Co. Cork – 50 cent discount
Lettercollum Kitchen Project, 22, Connolly Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Mouse, 11 Barrack Street, Co. Cork – 10 per cent discount
O’Neill Coffee, 64 Townsend St, Marsh, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
The Coffee Shop Kinsale, Short Quay, Kinsale, Co. Cork – 20 cent discount
The Coffee Shop Union Hall, Union Hall, West Cork – 20 cent discount
The Stuffed Olive, 2a Bridge St, Carrignagat, Bantry, Co. Cork
UCC Cafes, University College Cork, College Road, Co. Cork
Union Grind, 4 Union Quay, Co. Cork – €2 for a coffee in a reusable cup.
Ahoy Cafe, Shore Road, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Simple Simons Natural Food and Deli,The Diamond, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal – 25 cent discount
105 Café and Bistro, 105 Clonskeagh Road, Dublin 14
A SLICE of Cake, 56 Manor Place, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Bang Bang, 59A Leinster St N, Phibsborough, Dublin 7
Bark Coffee, Alan Hanna’s Bookshop 270 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6 – 50 cent discount
Bijou Café, 46/47 Highfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
Books Upstairs Café, 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2
Bread & Butter Gourmet Market, 94A Drumcondra Rd Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Brother Hubbard, 153 Capel St, North City, Dublin 1 – 20 cent
Brother Hubbard, 46 Harrington Street, Dublin 8 – 20 cent
Cocobrew, 5 Bedford Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Container Coffee, 161 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Staff Café, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
eathos, 13a Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 4.
Ebb and Flow, 56 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Fresh Avenue, 5B Ballinteer Business Centre, Ballinteer Avenue, Dublin 16 – €1 discount
Fuel Food, 10 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Gluttony Bakery, Jane Cottage, Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Hatch Coffee, 4 Glasthule road, Sandycove, Co. Dublin
IADT Canteen, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Lock 6 Café, 8 Dunville Terrace, Canal Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Lolly and Cooks, Forbes Street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2
Lolly and Cooks, Georges Street Arcade, Drury Street, Dublin 2
Lolly and Cooks, 18 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Lolly and Cooks, 18-24 Holles Street, Dublin 2
Lolly and Cooks, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Love Supreme, 57 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Love Supreme, 34 Lennox Street, Portobello, Dublin 8
Luncheonette at NCAD, National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Nelly’s Cafe, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Dublin 9
Nelly’s Cafe, 12 South Circular Road, Dublin 8
Olive Café and Deli, 86 Strand St, Townparks, Skerries, Co. Dublin
Pavlova Passion Bakery, Bayside Shopping Centre, Sutton, Co. Dublin
Ponaire Coffee, 49 Fleet Street, Dublin 2
Seasons of Skerries, 11 Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin
Student Union Shops, University College Dublin, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
Sweeney’s, Philipsburgh Avenue, Fairview, Dublin 3
Tang, 23C Dawson St, Dublin 2
The Country Market, 16 Main Street, Howth, Co. Dublin
The Happy Pear, The Round Tower Centre, Brú Chrónáin, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Thru the Green, Corner of Dundrum Road and Saint Columbanus Road, Windy Arbour, Dublin 14 – 10 cent discount
Two Boys Brew, 375 North Circular Road, Dublin 7
Union Cafe, 68 Deerpark Rd, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin
Coffeewerk + Press, 4 Quay Street, Co. Galway
An Bhialann, NUI Galway, University Road, Co. Galway
Saol Cafe, NUI Galway, University Road, Co. Galway – 20 cent discount
Siar Design, Brogan House, The Quay, Kinvara, Co.Galway.
Bean in Dingle, Green Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Salamander Coffee House, Newbridge Sports and Leisure Centre, Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
The Cottage Market, Newbridge Town Hall, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Ubh Cafe, 2-4 George’s St, Piercetown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
VDA Coffee, Fairgreen Street, Naas, Co. Kildare
The Little Green Grocer, 6 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
The Pantry, 13 Market Square, Kylekiproe, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Café Lounge, Unit 3, Mercantile Plaza, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co.Leitrim
The Olive Tree, Unit 4, Market Yard Centre, St Georges Terrace, Townparks, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Cafe Noir, Park Point, Dublin Rd, Reboge, Castletroy, Co. Limerick – 20 cent discount
Cafe Noir, Dairygold Co-Op Superstores, Raheen, Co. Limerick – 20 cent discount
Cafe Noir, Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick, Garraun, Co.Limerick – 20 cent discount
Chez le Fab, Arthurs Quay Park, Co. Limerick – 10 per cent discount
Brown Hound Bakery, 2 Bryanstown Centre, Dublin Rd. Drogheda, Co. Louth – 20 cent discount
Candyford Sweet Company, 4 Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Co. Louth
Dan’s Stonewall Café, The Square, Liberties of Carlingford, Carlingford, Co. Louth
McAteers The Food House, 15 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth
McAteers The Food House, Trinity Mews, Dundalk Street, Carlingford, Ireland
The Orchard Bakery & Café, The Foy Centre, Dundalk Street, Carlingford. Co. Louth
Stockwell Artisan Foods, 1 Stockwell, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Sweet Sundaes, The Square, Liberties of Carlingford, Carlingford, Co. Louth
All over Castlebar the Mayo County Council is subsidising the cost of reusable cups for consumers so that they are available at a cost of €5. Find your local café and buy one at this low price.
Clarkes Convenience Store, Pound Street, Killala Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo – 10 cent discount
Sheridans Cheesemongers, Virginia Road Station, Pottlereagh, Kells, Co. Meath
The Red Apple Café, 2 Mill St, Townparks, Birr, Co. Offaly
Osta Cafe and Wine Bar, Garavogue Weir, off Stephen Street, Co. Sligo
Ponaire Coffee, Main Street, Newport Co. Tipperary
Spearman’s Bakery and Tearoom, 97 Main St, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
The Green Sheep, Friar St, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Ardkeen Quality Food Store, Dunmore Road, Waterford, Co. Waterford
Esquires Coffee, Harbour Place Shopping Centre, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Cullen’s Gala Petrol Station, Adamstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Harvey’s Coffee House & Bistro, Unit 10, Priory Quay, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Westgate Design, 22a North Main Street, Co. Wexford
The Mean Bean Coffee Stall, Bullring Market, N Main St, Ferrybank South, Co. Wexford
Greenan Maze Tea Rooms, Ballinanty, Greenan, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
The Happy Pear, Church Road, Greysontes, Co. Wicklow
Please help this list grow and leave a comment below with the name of any cafes in Ireland that give a discount when you use your own cup.
Please help others by sharing this list so we can reward those who use reusable cups and hopefully encourage more cafes in Ireland to give a discount when you use your own cup.
Here are some more resources that encourage cafes to offer a discount when you use a reusable cup.
Love Your Cup #loveyourcup
The Conscious Cup Campaign #cccampaign #consciouscup #showusyourcups
ReCupán Galway, Reuseable Cup Discount Campaign
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