Food and Drink

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Coffee Shops in Liverpool

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor

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

  • 1. Coffee & Fandisha

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    Coffee & Fandisha, 5 Brick St, Liverpool, L1 0BL - Visit now

    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.

  • 2. Bold Street Coffee

    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.

  • 3. Ryde Liverpool

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    Ryde Liverpool, Cains Brewery Village, Liverpool, L8 5XJ - Visit now

    Housed within the proud red bricks of Liverpool’s historic Cains Brewery, and neighbouring The Royal Standard’s new home, Ryde is built upon a passion for bikes and great coffee.

  • 4. PANNA Artisan Café & Eatery

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    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.

  • 5. Filter + Fox

    Filter & Fox Liverpool

    Filter + Fox, 27 Duke Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 5AP - Visit now

    Housed in the former building of Liverpool’s much loved, much mourned Duke St Espresso, Filter & Fox is taking on the mantle of its predecessor.

  • 6. Cow and Co

    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.

  • 7. 92 Degrees Coffee

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    92 Degrees Coffee, 24 Hardman St, Liverpool, L1 9AX - Visit now

    Liverpool’s first combined micro roastery and coffee shop is housed in the city’s neoclassical Grade II listed Old Blind School building, and named after the optimum temperature for the extraction of espresso.

  • 8. Unit 51

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    Unit 51, Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AF - Visit now

    The beating heart of the Baltic Triangle; Unit 51 is a staple go-to when in need of a good place to relax, work or socialise over a decent cup of the steaming the good stuff.

  • 9. The Bluecoat

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    The Bluecoat, Bluecoat Chambers, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX - Visit now

    Great coffee can be as much about the setting as the taste. Unwind in Bluecoat’s relaxed café and garden before heading in to explore the gallery’s exhibitions.

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