Where to find the best coffee in Liverpool
Avoid burnt milk and crappy filter coffee by heading to one of these artisan coffee shops in Merseyside
Scousers love their coffee, and with an ever growing number of speciality coffee shops in the city, you don't have to travel far for your next caffeine hit. The coffee revolution began on Bold Street and has since spread across the city, transforming nearly every nook and cranny into a quirky hangout to enjoy a cup of joe. Whether you're talking business, meeting friends, catching up on some reading or relaxing on a Sunday, here's where to find the best coffee in Liverpool.
Bold Street Coffee
After popping up at various festivals and events, Bold Street Coffee opened a café in 2010 to serve coffee to the people of Liverpool on a daily basis. The team work with some of the best roasters in Europe and use high tech equipment to ensure they consistently serve top notch coffee. Their food menu regularly changes to guarantee fresh, interesting flavour combinations – look out for their weekend brunch specials.
89 Bold Street
Filter + Fox
A hidden gem on Duke Street pouring coffee from Brick Lane's roastery, Nude. Every cup is served with a delicious chocolate wafer and their latte art is next level. But it's not just about the coffee, they serve breakfast until midnight as well as a selection of sandwiches and small plates, making it popular at all hours of the day. The drinks menu is equally as impressive, offering creative tipples like The Bees Elbow, made of gin, chamomile, honey, lemon and Icelandic bitters.
27 Duke Street
If it's a waffles and pancakes kinda day, then Moose is the answer. With generous portion sizes, lashings of maple syrup and premium espresso based coffee, Moose is Liverpool's answer to an American breakfast (without the cliché 50s diner decor). All coffee is fairtrade and prepared from the finest Arabica beans.
6 Dale Street
Head to Liverpool's creative quarter and you're guaranteed good coffee. Unit 51 are based in the Baltic Creative Campus, a hub for those in the creative and digital sectors. Their role in the Baltic Triangle community is to fuel creative minds with strong coffee and to support businesses in the area by sourcing local food and drink. They also host talks, live music nights, film screenings, wine tastings and other events.
Baltic Creative, Jamaica Street
Coffee & Fandisha
This Baltic Triangle coffee house takes inspiration from Ethiopia's traditional coffee ceremony where popcorn (fandisha) is served alongside a cuppa. They specialise in coffee, but also bake their own cakes on site and serve lunch, beer and wine. Have a browse of their 'Yellow Wall' which displays artwork from different local creatives.
5 Brick Street
Red Berry Club
Joining the Baltic Triangle's coffee scene is the Red Berry Club, a place of 'classy sounds, shenanigans and coffee'. The Jamaica street coffee house serves cheese toasties, bagels, cake from Laura's Little Bakery and coffee from a number of different roasters. Colourful murals, exposed brick walls and scaffolding add to its charming character.
10–14 Jamaica Street
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