The Best Coffee Shops In Liverpool
A list of the best places to grab a coffee in Liverpool
Although there are a shed load of places to grab a coffee in Liverpool there are only a few places that you can go to grab a great coffee with an experience to boot. In fact there are only two places that achieve this at the moment and unlike our other coffee shop guides for Leeds, London and Berlin that feature plenty of cafes that we had to whittle down from a list of sometimes hundreds we just have a handful for Liverpool.
I frequent Liverpool regularly and had always stuck to Bold Street Coffee, deservedly covered in this feature and was excited to explore what else the culturally diverse city had to offer in terms of coffee. After multiple trips to soulless cafes filled with old dears and shit coffee, constant online searches and generally just wondering around I came to the conclusion that this third-wave specialty coffee scene that we all (me) long for is very new to Liverpool. I have every faith that we will see more decent coffee shops opening over the next year, Liverpool is a cool, diverse city and I bet you plans are being drawn up already for caffeine dispensaries.
Bold Street Coffee
An all time favorite, Bold Street Coffee is as good as it gets. This place is not just a Liverpool institution, it stands up against some of the best in the country and was voted deservedly into The Independent’s “Top 50 Best Coffee Shops.” Bold Street Coffee offer a wide range of hot drinks with coffee from Square Mile and Workshop amongst other guests. The unit is bright and airy and the staff welcoming and knowledgeable, they’ll be happy to recommend their favorites and offer advice for those new to speciality coffee. Prices are bang on average for good coffee in the North and food wise you are treated to a great selection of sweets alongside solid breakfast and lunch menus served till 4pm everyday. Also available to purchase are a variety of coffee making equipment for use at home and it’s worth noting that Bold Street Coffee are bike friendly usually exhibiting some nice frames on the walls. There’s wi-fi and loads of seats.
Open daily, 89 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HF
Duke Street Espresso
There’s a theme with coffee shops names after street names isn’t there? Duke Street Espresso is a small, cosy cafe located on the relatively quiet Duke Street, a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of the Liverpool One shopping destination. There’s a good menu of specialty coffee made using a variety of brewing methods as well as of course espresso based coffees. Food comes in the form of a small but refined menu of sweets and savoury. The unit is small but decorated well, usually staffed by just one employee, Duke Street has an intimate feel to it. There’s wi-fi and plugs if you are like myself and find yourself working out of coffee shops more than the office and more jam than even my dad could get through. Look out for their wine and cheese tasting evenings that happen regularly amongst other artistic events and music.
Open Daily, 27 Duke Street, Liverpool L15AP