When it opened 2010, this was the first tea shop of it’s kind in Ireland – offering users a chance to see and smell each blend before buying. Building a cafe around the retail counter took it one step further, giving shoppers a chance to sample the teas on site. Wall and Keogh is now the foremost supplier of quality teas to venues across Dublin.
Wall and Keogh Cafe Dublin
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Once a wallpaper shop run by the Keogh family, the building had been derelict for over twenty years, until the shopfront was restored and the name given a new lease of life. With collected vintage furniture and up-cycled wood, the décor preserves the building’s charm, and has a homely feel.
For sunny days there’s a tranquil courtyard space at the rear, or there’s a lounge area in the basement – perfect for reading a book or getting some laptop work done. Upbeat, funky music provides a throwback to owner Oliver Cunningham’s DJ past. Food is available too: cakes, sandwiches and other treats, with gluten free options.
Coffee drinkers can chose from the house special (roasted with vanilla pods) or ‘Kaleidoscope’ – a three bean blend from Imbibe Roasters. But of course, the focus here is on tea, with over 150 types to try both in store or at home.
45 Richmond St. South
Portobello, Dublin 2
8am – 8pm Weekdays
10.30am – 7pm Weekends
Closed on Bank Holidays.