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 - Visit now
Based on the Ethiopian tradition of serving freshly brewed coffee alongside popcorn and other ‘little bits and pieces’; tucked away in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, this tiny gem of a café is almost too good to share.
Ryde Liverpool, 5 Mann St, Liverpool, L8 5AF - Visit now
Ryde combines a love for bikes, great coffee and food to match, all under one roof. The guys who run this place must be full of beans 24/7 and since moving from Cains Brewery down the road to the Northern Lights building, they’re still going strong.
Bold Street Coffee, 89 Bold Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4HF - Visit now
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.
Freida Mo’s, 33 Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8UW - Visit now
With such an upbeat, friendly atmosphere, Freida Mo’s is the kind of place that’ll make you wish you lived nearby so you could head over every day. This quirky cafe isn’t just one of the best locations on Lark Lane, it’s one of our favourite places in Liverpool, if not beyond.
Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen, Albert Dock, Units 1/2a The Colonnades, Liverpool, L3 4AA - Visit now
Fiercely independent, without being too niche or too obvious, Peaberry Coffee House is a shining example of how the Royal Albert Dock can host both chain restaurants and exciting forward-thinking eateries like this.