Breakfast in Liverpool

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while that’s no doubt made up by the Breakfast Marketing Board, it doesn’t hurt to kick your day off with a hearty feast. Whether you want a hangover-busting slap-up feed that’d make the Bash Street Kids jealous, or a nutritionally-honed blast of leaves and berries, Liverpool has the lot. Here are our best of the best.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Moose Coffee Liverpool

    Moose Coffee Liverpool, 88 Federation House, Hope St, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9BW - Visit now

    Mancunians might know their sister venue in the city’s Northern Quarter, constantly busy and wildly popular, especially at weekends. Liverpool is no different, with a host of interesting coffee blends and some of the finest pancakes known to man. Prepare to queue for a table, but fear not, it’s well worth it.

  • 2. Bold Street Coffee

    Bold Street Coffee, 89 Bold Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4HF - Visit now

    Bold Street makes a strong showing in this list, and for good reason – it’s a hive of fiercely independent shops and cafes. Bold Street Coffee is one of the best, with, as you’d expect, a strong range of heavily-caffeinated coffee blends, but a superb selection of breakfast dishes. Our favourite has to be the Bold Street Bad Buoy – brioche bun, sausage patty, fried egg, cheese, avocado, hollandaise. Breakfast of champions.

  • 3. Baltic Bakehouse

    Baltic Bakehouse, 46 Bridgewater Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 0AY - Visit now

    Baltic Bakehouse is a must for lovers of baked goods. Famed for their fantastic homemade sourdough bread (try the toast), you should branch out and try the vanilla and praline cruffins. Yes, cruffin – a mixture of croissant and muffins that’s more delicious than the frankly silly name suggests.

  • 4. Pippin’s Corner

    Exterior photo of Pippin's Corner cafe in Liverpool
    Vicky Andrews

    Pippin’s Corner, 64 Lark Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 8UU - Visit now

    If you need a bit of time out of the city then there’s no better place to grab a full English breakfast than Pippin’s Corner. It’s an ideal base for exploring the independent shops on Lark Lane and walking off your brekkie afterwards in the magnificent 200-acre Sefton Park. And that’s what Sundays were made for.

  • 5. LEAF on Bold Street

    LEAF on Bold Street

    LEAF on Bold Street, 65-67 Bold Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4EZ - Visit now

    Despite the name, you can guzzle down a heavily meat-based breakfast at Leaf, and indeed, their full English fry-up is a thing of wonder. But true food-seekers will want to sample their locally-famed vegan breakfast – we won’t ruin the surprise but expect to find your new favourite sausage-not-sausage (oh ok, the secret ingredient is falafel).

  • 6. Clockworks

    Clockworks building in Liverpool
    Vicky Andrews

    Clockworks, 11 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, L1 4JJ - Visit now

    Clockworks is a hidden gem in the Ropewalks area, looking out onto Jorge Pardo’s ‘Penelope’, one of the largest sculptures in the city.

    Breakfast here includes ‘The Butcher’, a full English with back bacon, sausages and stornoway black pudding. There’s a veggie version too, as well as cereals, waffles and anything on toast. Add a Bloody Mary for the perfect start to the day.

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