The joy of good coffee has grown into something of a near-cultish appreciation in recent years, with Scandi-style independents springing up left, right and centre. But actually tracking down a good, flavourful cup of joe (rather than simply overpriced caffeine) in a genuinely conducive setting, can still be hard. Luckily, Liverpool has more than its fair share of places to choose from. Here we share our own, personal list of favourites.
Here are our picks
Coffee & Fandisha, 5 Brick St, Liverpool, L1 0BL
Tucked away down a small side street in the heart of the Baltic Triangle (recently re-named Liverpool’s ‘creative quarter’), this tiny gem of a café is almost too good to share. Based on the Ethiopian tradition of serving freshly brewed coffee alongside popcorn and other ‘little bits and pieces’; expect dark, delicious flavours that can only be savoured.
Bold Street Coffee, 89 Bold Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4HF
An independent coffee house that’s been going strong (in one form or another) since the late 1990s; the centrally located Bold Street Coffee is an all-time local favourite serving some of the best coffee in the city. Plus, amazing food.
PANNA Artisan Café & Eatery, Tithebarn St, Liverpool, L2 2LZ - Visit now
From doppios to Viennese and V60s to aero press; Panna treats coffee making as pure art (which it is). Experience the spicy, leathery sweetness of its own unique blend, and the staggering variety of brewing methods on offer. The hot cacao’s not bad either.
Cow and Co, 15 Cleveland Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 5BE - Visit now
Though it began life as a design store offering unique gifts and homeware, Cow & Co. has evolved into one of Liverpool’s favourite daytime food and coffee spots. Its sustainably sourced beans are supplied by Origin in Cornwall – one of the country’s leading specialist coffee roasters – and change throughout each season.