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.

Our top picks

92 Degrees Coffee

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.

Courtesy of 92 Degrees Coffee

Coffee & Fandisha

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.

Courtesy of Coffee & Fandisha

Ryde Liverpool

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.

Courtesy of Ryde

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.

Thoughtfully Café

Thoughtfully Café, 15 Cleveland Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 5BE - Visit now

Independent speciality coffee shop serving up breakfast bits, freshly made sandwiches and homemade cakes in a peaceful, green spot in the city centre.


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.

Image courtesy of The Bluecoat

Freida Mo’s

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.

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