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
Bold Street Coffee, 89 Bold Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4HF
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 home-made cinnamon granola with banana, figs & blueberries, served with a pumpkin lassi. Irresistible.
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.
Food From Nowhere, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY - Visit now
Save your best breakfast for the weekend and check out Food From Nowhere’s vegan offering. Hearty and full of non-carnivorous goodness, this isn’t just delicious, healthy food, it’s also one of the most welcoming and friendly places in the city. And if you’re lucky, you might get to meet Milo, the cafe’s in-house dog (don’t fret, he’s not allowed in the kitchen).
Moose Coffee Liverpool, 6 Dale Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 4TQ - 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.
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).
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