15 Mar2019 The 4th Chocolate is Here! Meet Ruby
Inspired by the indulgent Belgian chocolate Insomnia brings you a brand-new collection of mouth-watering hot chocolates and chocolate bakery. This year more than ever we’re bringing innovation with the launch of a 4th type of Hot Chocolate – The Ruby Hot Chocolate - exclusive to Insomnia! The bakery collection has been put together to include some new brownies and introduces a new Vegan Friendly Raspberry & Chocolate Brownie to the Insomnia menu.INSOMNIA HOT CHOCOLATES Ruby Hot Chocolate
Great news, Insomnia have been nominated as a Finalist for the Best QSR Loyalty Programme of the Year with its Insomnia Treats programme. This is a huge success for our Loyalty programme – thanks to our customers!
The winners will be announced on March 28th at a black-tie event. In the mean time you can vote for Insomnia to win the Overall Loyalty Programme Award! Click here to vote now: Read more >>
11 Feb2019 Insomnia Love Stories
Love is in the air at Insomnia! We all know that coffee brings people together, either for a catch up with friends or for a first date even… Insomnia started serving coffee 20 years ago and throughout the years it became the place where many people met their best friends or their loved ones.
This Valentine’s day we’ve asked our employees to share their Insomnia Love Stories and we’ve received three heart-melting love stories of couples of met at Insomnia or
07 Jan2019 New Year, New Menu!
As 2019 begins Insomnia are bringing you a brand-new range of hot beverages and bakery products to help you kick start the year in a positive, healthy way. We've got a new hot drinks collection that will help you kick the January blues and stay healthy throughout the last of the winter months. Our new bakery range has some healthy snacks and some sweet treats to help you keep your energy levels up during the day!SUPER FOOD LATTES
We’re kick starting the
22 Dec2018 Next stop Coffee!
Today is an exciting day for all the Insomnia team as we’ve opened in Heuston Station, Dublin!
Heuston Station is one of Ireland’s main railway stations, linking the capital with the south, southwest and west – it’s also one of the busiest stations in city centre, especially during the Christmas season!
December is probably one of the busiest months in Heuston Station, many people take the train to
10 Dec2018 Dundalk – we are back!
Today we’ve opened a new store in Dundalk, Co. Louth!
Located in the Neighbourhood Centre, next to Dunnes Stores, the store is located near the industrial estate, the primary schools and colleges.
Rebecca Duffy Hamil is the new store manager and has worked with Insomnia for more than 7 years, she started as a barista in Malahide and more recently became store manager in Blanchardstown. Rebecca is now opening Dundalk and is thrilled about the new challenge!
10 Dec2018 Your daily grind has arrived to Letterkenny!
We are now open in Letterkenny! We’re thrilled to have opened today our first store in Co. Donegal, just in time for your Christmassy Coffee!
Letterkenny, known as The Cathedral Town and the largest town in County Donegal, is now home for an Insomnia coffee shop – located in the Main Street where the famous Berry Layne restaurant used to be, the store is located in the Cathedral quarter in the heart of the town centre, just a short walk away from the cathedral.
Today we’ve opened our new Insomnia coffee store in Charleville, Co. Cork. Charleville is well known for being one of the largest milk processing and cheese making towns in Ireland.
This is Insomnia’s sixth store to open in Co. Cork and is located in Charleville Town Centre – just in time for the Christmas shopping and for a few Christmas treats in the historic town! The store's opening hours are as follows:
24 Oct2018 Now brewing at Liffey St Upper, Dublin 1!
Today we’ve opened a new Insomnia store in Dublin 1, right in the heart of the city!
The new store located at Liffey Street Upper is the perfect spot for a coffee if you’re shopping in town or just visiting some of the city’s land marks such as the General Post Office and the Ha’penny Bridge!
Situated between Henry St. and Abbey St, Insomnia Liffey St. Upper is the
Insomnia Coffee Company won the Café of the Year at the Irish Foodservice Quality Food Awards 2018, held in Dublin on the 18th October.
Harry O Kelly CEO of Insomnia said: “we were thrilled to win the Café of the Year 2018 Award. I am extremely proud of the team and all their hard work and dedication to growing Insomnia to what it is today."
Organised by Metropolis Business Media, group publisher Helen Lyons commented, “We are thrilled with the success of
We’re thrilled to announce that Insomnia has been shortlisted as one of 2018 finalists in the Waste Prevention Business Award category for the Pakman Awards this year!
This is Insomnia’s first time entering the Pakman Awards and we’re also in with the chance of winning your category and being Ireland’s overall winner of the Pakman Awards 2018 for Excellence in Waste Management and Recycling.
We are absolutely thrilled to be named ‘Franchisor with Outstanding Social Responsibility” in the 23rd annual Irish Franchise Awards that recognise excellence in franchising and outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry.
The award ceremony was held on Friday 28th September, at Clontarf Castle in Dublin and is celebrating 23 years this year – one of the longest running business award ceremonies in
At Insomnia we love to celebrate coffee and this year we’re celebrating International Coffee Day (1st October) in a very special way, we're offering one FREE COFFEE coupon to all customers who download and register a new account on the Insomnia Treats App on the 1st of October 2018.
All you have to do is register a new account on Insomnia Treats App (available for Android and iOS) next Monday and you’ll automatically earn a free coffee
We’re thrilled to announce that Insomnia Saggart achieved the Top30 Finalist Status on the Retail Excellence Awards 2019!
Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland, has today announced the Top30 stores in Ireland. The list comprises retailers from around the country in every sector within the Irish Retail Industry.
The Top30 stores will now be rigorously tested with a financial audit and an onsite visit from Retail Excellence and Echochamber. The sectoral category winners, Top5 Stores and the National Store of
We have teamed up with Natural Born Feeder (Roz Purcell) to create a recipe that would tie with our new Voyager Coffee. We've asked Roz to create a guilt free snack matching with the flavours of our new coffee itself.
Roz used to live in Colombia (from where our new Single Origin Medium roast coffee is) and one of her favourite treats over there was a "Cocada", so she taught about making
18 May2018 One sip away from Summer
Summer is all about relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and go on a long holiday. With Insomnia’s new summer range, you’ll be one sip away from a relaxing tropical paradise! This summer we dare you to try something different – our new exclusive summer range has a variety of options for everyone’s taste: pick up one of our four blended frappe drinks from Oreo to Brunch ICECAP, one of the two quenching lemonade drinks, a Watermelon Granita or a Coconut Mango & Green Ice
15 May2018 Double shot of coffee in Sligo!
Today we’ve opened our second Insomnia store in Sligo!
Capital of the Northwest region and one of Ireland’s largest towns, Sligo sees a new Insomnia Coffee Shop opening today following the first opening in 2016 (Quayside SC).
Located in O’Connell Street, in the heart of the city and just across the street from Penneys, this is one of the most spacious Insomnia shops, with more than 60 seats and plenty of space to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee. <
This year is huge for the Special Olympics Ireland Games as the games are taking place in Dublin for the first time in 16 years gathering 1600 Special Olympics athletes from throughout Ireland.
For the past few years we’ve been supporting Special Olympics on their collection day, this year the Collection Day will take place on Friday 20th April and we’ll be donating 5 cents for every hot drink purchased today.
The amount raised will be used to ensure that the charity
In 2018 Insomnia will take part in UK Coffee Week for the second time, donating 5p for each coffee sold during this week!
Now in its eight-year, UK Coffee Week will be taking place from the 16th to the 22nd of April 2018 with a nationwide fundraising campaign across thousands of coffee shops across the UK.
The donations received will go to Project Waterfall, an initiative dedicated to bringing clean water facilities to coffee growing communities. Last year our customers contributed with a total of £648 to
13 Mar2018 THANK YOU TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS!
Thank you to all our customers for their great support this Fairtrade Fortnight!
For the past years of Insomnia’s involvement in Fairtrade Fortnight we’ve contributed with five cents from each cup sold towards our nominated community projects, raising a total of €107,389.
The €15,210 raised this year will go directly to our nominated project of the ASOBAGRI Coffee Cooperative, in Guatemala, with the aim to empower Women within the coffee industry in Latin America.
ASOBAGRI has 278 indigenous women members
Every year, since 2009, we have taken part in Fairtrade Fortnight, where a percentage from each hot beverage sold is donated to our nominated Insomnia Community projects.
This Fairtrade Fortnight, we are donating 5p from every Fairtrade beverage sold to our nominated project of the ASOBAGRI Coffee Cooperative, in Guatemala, with the aim to empower Women within the coffee industry in Latin America.
ASOBAGRI has 278 indigenous women members involved in the production of Fairtrade coffee and has been continually working to accomplish gender equality within the
02 Feb2018 Help the environment and get rewarded!
At Insomnia, we care about sustainability and we are constantly working on new initiatives and solutions to reduce the ecological impacts of our daily business.
As part of our sustainability initiatives for 2018, we are rewarding our customers with 20 extra beans (=20 cents discount in Ireland / 20 pence discount UK) on their Treats loyalty account every time any reusable cup is used in our participating stores!
We are putting every effort towards acting sustainably and we want to encourage our customers to join us in this journey, and
Every year, since 2006, Insomnia has taken part in the Fairtrade Fortnight, where a percentage from each hot beverage sold during those 2 weeks is donated to our nominated community project.
In 2017, we’ve raised €14,305 for the construction of a Youth Centre for young members and the children of the ACPC Pichanaki Coffee Cooperative in Peru. We are thrilled to say that this community project is now 100% finished!
The young members of the Fairtrade certified coffee cooperatives in the Junin region can now use the
25 Jan2018 Drink good coffee & read good books
Today, we’ve opened our second 2018 store in Kells!
Home to the book of Kells, Kells is one of the most well-known Heritage towns in Ireland. Located in County Meath, Kells is the centre of arts and culture in the Boyne Valley with an historic background and a friendly atmosphere and welcoming community.
Vaiva, our Store Manager is looking forward to leading the new team and to bring our coffee to the friendly locals, “I love Insomnia&rsquo
We have just opened our doors in Primark Brocklebank Retail Park (Charlton, South London)!
Not too far from the O2, Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory, our new shop in Brocklebank Retail Park is just a few minutes away from Charlton train station and from the North Greenwich tube station.
Primark and Insomnia are both opening today in this new retail shopping area of Charlton bringing some fashion & coffee together to the busy borough of Greenwich.
This is our eleventh shop in
08 Nov2017 Insomnia Launches Christmas Menu
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Insomnia…
Our Christmas range (link to menu page) is now available in store! This year we’ve brought back some seasonal favourite treats as well as launching a fantastic range of new products.
This year we were inspired by Christmas songs and each one of our new Christmas cups represents a different Christmas tune that we can all relate too during this festive season:
Watford is home for the well-known Watford Football Club and for its proximity with Warner Bros. Studios where Harry Potter movies were set.
Primark Watford is part of the primary shopping area in town where more than 140 brands can be found.
2017 has been an amazing year for Insomnia’s expansion in the UK and Primark Watford opened just in time for Christmas shopping – customers can now relax after a busy shopping day and
Insomnia Coffee Company won the National Café Chain of the Year and best Deli & Accompaniments product with the Pesto Roast Veg Beetroot Ciabatta at the Irish Café Quality Food Awards 2017, held in Dublin on the 26th October.
Harry O Kelly CEO of Insomnia said: “we were thrilled to win the National Café Chain of the Year 2017 Award for the second year in a row.
Our exciting partnership with leading fashion retailer Primark, has seen us open our doors to another UK Insomnia store, located in Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre.
Home for the renowned University of Leeds and known as one of the best shopping destination in the UK, Leeds city has one of the largest pedestrian shopping areas in the UK!
Currently, we have five stores operating in Primark UK – Bromley, Oxford Street, Reading, Stockport and Trinity Leeds.
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Due to Storm Ophelia all Insomnia company owned stores in ROI and NI will close today.
We apologise to any inconvenience caused to our customers, however, the safety of our staff and our customers is our top priority. Stores will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday the 17th October.
09 Oct2017 Insomnia Coffee spreads its wings!
We are thrilled to have opened last week our first Northern Ireland store!
Harry O’Kelly, Insomnia’s Coffee Company chief executive, said “We are delighted to open in Belfast. It’s a very special opening for me as it is our first store in Northern Ireland.”
The store is part of a new forecourt area in the busy Belfast International Airport, this new development aims to provide more offer to passengers and airport visitors (…and we do offer
19 Sep2017 EAST WALL WELCOMES INSOMNIA COFFEE
We have just opened our doors in East Wall, an inner-city residential area in Dublin 3 that is also close to some of the busiest business and financial areas of the city.
Laura, our Store Manager lives in Dublin 3 and is confident that the new store will be a fantastic addition to the area “There’s a nice cinema close-by and 3 Arena is just around the corner, also the people are nice and everyone is willing to help when needed”. Laura is excited to lead
15 Sep2017 Stockport UK – We have arrived!
We’ve just opened in our eighth Primark store in the busy town centre of Stockport, south-east of Manchester!
Located in the Merseyway Shopping Centre, Primark opened in 2011 bringing new life to Stockport and the city centre became a vibrant shopping area. Primark visitors can now enjoy a cup of coffee and have an enhanced shopping experience with the new addition to the store.
Our partnership with Primark started just a few years ago, in 2015, with our first opening in Swords, Ireland. WeINSOMNIA’S AUTUMN MENU
September just started and it seems that those long summer days are gone, the cooler days are back and some changes in the closet are much needed to get ready for the crispy air season! For those who love the scarfs, the leaves falling and the opportunity for lazy Sundays in bed, this might be the best season of all, but if you already miss the summer we feel the need to cheer you up with some new treats! In this case we have
Three weeks ago, Shannon Gospel Choir gave an amazing performance at Insomnia Shannon! We had an amazing audience and all seats were taken to see this much-loved choir. A generous amount was raised (€370) for the Goradiche Orphanage (St. Senan’s Parish, Shannon) during the evening.
Our customers enjoyed this special evening so much that we’ve decided to do it again and bring another local artist…
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20 Jun2017 Drink Coffee and Keep…Cup!
Here at Insomnia, we care about sustainability and also believe that due to the ecological impacts of our daily business is our responsibility to take action (more info here).
As part of our environmental policy we’ve recently launched two new KeepCup designs (12oz and 16oz). If you are a coffee lover and can’t survive without your coffee fixe at least twice a day, can you imagine the difference of a KeepCup can make in
12 Jun2017 Coffee and Music – The perfect blend!
Summer is all about having fun, relax, ice drinks, music and of course… Summer Festivals, right? At Insomnia Shannon we’re getting all of these under one roof for you!
To get into summer mode we’ll be showcasing some artists who will take part on the SHANNON FESTIVAL 2017 (8th-10th September 2017).
Shannon Gospel Choir will be performing this Thursday at Insomnia Shannon, starting at 7pm - you’re more than welcome to come on in and enjoy a perfect after
09 Jun2017 Beat the Drums – We are open in Drumcondra
We’ve just opened our brand-new store in Drumcondra!
Insomnia is the newest addition to this lovely residential area on the North Side of Dublin. Surrounded by interesting sites to visit, the store location (2 Drumcondra Road Upper) is on walking distance to the Botanic Gardens, Croke Park and Griffith Park.
Drumcondra Resident Rami who was the Manager at Insomnia Montrose, is now leading the team here and couldn’t be happier, she
23 May2017 St. Stephens Green reopened with a new look
Summer has arrived and brought us not only the new delicious summer drinks but also a completely refurbished store – St. Stephens Green!
St Stephens Green reopened last week after a huge makeover, the store has now a new comfy sitting area, perfect for a quick meeting or catch up with friends.
The new store design incorporates natural wood, granite and brick finishes with a retro vintage feel through quirky fun branding and wall features.
The main feature in
Insomnia took part on the Enterprise Town Community event that took place last Saturday, May 13th, in Deansgrange. This Bank of Ireland initiative aims to promote local businesses while involving the community with all the town has to offer.
Dominik Roman, our store manager in Deansgrange was delighted with this initiative and with the chance to bring a taste of Insomnia’s to the residents, he says “Visitors were delighted to see Insomnia there, it was a very busy and successful
12 May2017 Win one of the 5 Family passes to the Premiere of Disney’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR’S REVEN
To celebrate the launch of Disney's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR’S REVENGE in Irish Cinemas, Insomnia are offering five lucky winners the chance to go to the Special Preview Screening in Savoy Cinema, Dublin, on Saturday, the 20th of May, at 2.15pm.
To be in with a chance of winning one of the 5 family passes (2 adults and 2 children), all you have to do to enter, is go to our Facebook page, 'Like' and answer the question on the Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar
10 May2017 We’re open in Saggart!
We are delighted to have opened a new store in Saggart today.
Saggart is a lovely heritage village in South Dublin.
Our enthusiastic team are eager to serve you the nicest cup of coffee!
With a spacious and cosy seating area, this most recent Insomnia coffee shop has a fresh and contemporary feel, so you can comfortably relax and treat yourself with a delicious coffee and cake.
Our store manager, Elisabeth is
For every hot drink purchased today, May 5th, Insomnia will be donating 5 cents to Special Olympics Ireland.
The money raised on the day will be used to ensure that the charity can continue to realize its promise of offering people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in sport in their area.
You can also show your support by making a donation in the collection tins in our stores.
For more information on Special Olympics Ireland and all the fantastic
The Irish Franchise Association has announced the shortlist for this year’s Franchise Awards from which the overall winner in twelve categories will be chosen. Insomnia Coffee Company are delighted to be named amongst these finalists for two categories: Best Indigenous Irish Franchise and Franchise of the Year (Retail).
The Irish Franchise Awards recognise excellence in Franchising and reward outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry.
In 2016 Insomnia was presented with the award for Best Indigenous Irish Franchise. This year is
UK Coffee Week is a nationwide fundraising campaign that takes place in thousands of coffee shops across the UK. Now in its seventh year, UK Coffee Week will be taking place from the 10th to the 16th of April.
The donations received will go to Project Waterfall, an initiative dedicated to bringing clean water facilities to coffee growing communities. Water is integral to the live of the farmers who grow our coffee and more than 663 million people around the world do not have access to safe,
Every year, since 2009, we have taken part in Fairtrade Fortnight, where a percentage from each hot beverage sold is donated to our nominated Insomnia Community projects, to date we have raised over €77,874.
For the past three years, the funds raised during Fairtrade Fortnight have gone directly to the construction of a student Infirmary and Dispensary for the Hekima Girls School in Bukoba, Tanzania, our nominated Fairtrade project.
The Hekima Girls School is located in the rural village Kashozi, close to Bukoba town. The