The Dock - Barista Bar

Welcome to The Dock!

The Connacht Hotel


Welcome to The Dock! A brand-new coffee shop experience located in the main lobby, on the ground floor of The Connacht Hotel. As you walk through the doors you’ll be greeted with a smile by our friendly, expertly trained barista team.

Start your day off right or grab a little pick me up with fresh barista coffee.

We would argue it’s the best coffee in Galway!

Paired with one of our delicious home-baked pastries from our in-house pastry chef, makes for a perfect combination to enjoy at any time of the day.


“A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent”


Opening Hours

We’re open 7 days a week from 8:00am – 4:00pm

Relax in Style

Want to sit in and enjoy your coffee?

Our seating area has everything you need to relax in style, including additional power points and USB charging points to make sure your phone never runs out of battery. Sink into one of our comfortable and stylish sofas as you savour a great cup of coffee and one of our delicious home-baked sweet treats.

What’s on Offer

We serve a range of specialty coffee & tea


Enjoy a sweet treat with your coffee!

Our selection of pastries are made fresh every morning by our in-house pastry chef.

You’ll find a variety of baked goods on offer including; croissants, scones (fruit & plain), muffins (lemon, blueberry & chocolate), pan au chocolat & brownies


We also offer a selection of seasonal menu items.

Currently on the menu is our new Mexican Hot Chocolate, London Fog Tea Latte, Butterscotch Latte & Turkish Delight Hot Chocolate


We accept re-usable cups! Get 50c off when you bring your own cup

Our Coffee

At The Dock our specialty coffee is sourced directly from local coffee roaster ‘Eighty9’.

‘Eighty9’ – from JJ Darboven, is a small batch coffee roaster from Dun Laoghaire in Co. Dublin. This premium coffee makes the perfect blend – providing a full-bodied, round & spicy experience, with a light sweetness to suit all tastes.

Eighty9’s zero waste policy perfectly complements our green initiatives running throughout the hotel. With all our coffee deliveries coming in reusable tins that allow for the freshest coffee as well as zero packing waste.

Our Loyalty Programme

SQUID is our new loyalty app at The Dock.

Buy 9 coffees and enjoy 1 on us!

Squid is a paperless solution for our loyal customers, also tying in with our green policy [link] and commitment to becoming a more eco-friendly hotel. By using a loyalty app, we can cut down on our use of plastic, paper and ink wastes.

Download the SQUID App directly to your phone from the Apple or Play Store.

You can collect their first stamp immediately and create an account later, so no holding up the queue when you’re grabbing your first coffee!

Simply tap your phone on our SQUID Tag, which you’ll find at the counter, and collect your stamp.
1 tap = 1 stamp.


SQUID App is available on iPhone 7, 8, X, XR, XS, 11, SE, 12 and all NFC-enabled Android phones.

Our Team

David – Head Barista
Having worked with coffee for over a decade, our head barista David definitely knows a thing or two about a quality cup of coffee.

Having completed his training in Dublin, David went on to work in a number of prominent coffee chains throughout the years. He has learned from baristas all across the world. On his travels abroad he has honed his craft from some of the best and brought his professional knowledge to us here in The Dock.

Of all the coffees he can make, David is particularly proud of his cappuccino. He is aware of all the technicalities that go into making the perfect cup, from the temperature to the froth and of course the espresso. The combination is one of pure science….and taste.


Luc – Pastry Chef
Luc began his journey as a chef with his training in Bordeaux in France. Later spending 5 years as an apprentice, focussing exclusively on pastry. Following his training, he continued to work in France for a number of years where he found his footing in a local patisserie as a sous chef.

Wanting to explore the world a bit more, Luc made his way to Ireland, where he found his place here in Galway. After growing fond of the place and the people he decided to stay and see what more Galway had to offer.

Being able to develop his skills in our kitchen is something he loves and he’s excited to experiment with new flavours and creations for The Dock as it continues to grow. There are plenty of ideas for future treats and seasonal selections that are sure to make their way onto our shelves soon.

Our Menu


 Americano €3.00
 Espresso €2.50
 Double Espresso €3.00
 Espresso Macchiato €2.60
 Cappuccino €3.60
 Café Latte €3.60
 Flat White €3.40
 Chai Latte €3.30
 Mocha €3.90
 Ristretto €2.50
 Babychino €1.50
 Tea €2.70
 Herbal Tea €3.00
 Hot Chocolate €3.60


Herbal Teas available: Rooibos Vanilla, Peppermint, Camomile, Green Tea Asia Superior Leaf, Earl Grey Premium Leaf, Vita Orange, Apple Fruits, Summer Berries

Alternative milks available on request: Soya, Oat, Almond & Coconut

Optional Extras: Cream, Marshmallows, Flavoured Syrups (including: Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut)

Decaf Options also available

Selection of fresh pastries available every day, made fresh every morning by our in-house pastry chef.