Located within a couple of minutes walk from the popular St Patrick’s Cathedral in Christchurch, Two Pups overlooks Francis Street among a lot of antique shops and at a close proximity to the National Collage of Art and Design (NCAD). It was opened by Zoe Ewing and Kevin Douglas. The cafe is a beautiful testament of hard work, with a focus on great coffee and excellent customer service. The cafe utilises elements from op-shops and old pieces of furniture to create a cozy atmosphere, with plenty of seats and tables. If you are lucky you’ll get to meet some of the pups/dogs that are welcome at the cafe!
The friendly and talented staff at Two Pups are welcoming and will gladly suggest a coffee from their selection. Espresso, Filter, Cappuccino, Batch Brew, they have it all. Currently they have Square Mile on espresso and Coffee Collective on batch brew. In addition to coffee, they offer a wide selection of cakes (including mini sized cakes!). The also have a great breakfast and brunch menu, which includes peanut butter and avocado toast. The place is buzzing every day of the week and it gets especially busy on the weekend. The high standard of service keeps up with the demand. Lee Shannon is the senior Barista, poet and wooden-spoon-maker. Long in the Dublin coffee scene, he is usually behind La Marzocco machine along with a team of great and creative baristas.
I usually get a Flat White or the Batch Brew and the occasional wild mushrooms on toast or peanut butter and avocado on Levain toast. The place is a perfect spot for catching up with mates or spending few hours working/reading/ playing with pups. Watch Kevin speaking to Dave O’Carroll form The People We Meet about his story. (https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplewemeet.net/videos/1781153288825683/)
Located in Christchurch, Two Pups Coffee is a short stroll from the city centre ( Close to the Fumbally Cafe– another speciality coffee spot in Christchurch). They are open 7 days a week (8am-5pm weekdays & 9.30am- 4pm weekends).
Contributor: Rabie Al Rabie is a coffee connoisseur and photographer based in Dublin, Ireland. Rabie became a Coffeemer at the World Barista Championship in Dublin 2015 where we both were volunteering. Rabie knows his coffee, especially in Dublin.