Five Liverpool cafes to visit as lockdown eases

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With spring in the air and lockdown restrictions easing, what better way to spend a day than grabbing a hot drink or snack from one of Liverpool’s takeaway cafes.

By venturing away from the more obvious Costa and Starbucks and exploring the city’s independent cafes, you can enjoy something new while supporting small businesses. We’ve pulled together five of the best takeaway cafés in Liverpool city centre you can soon try with a small group of friends.

 The Bagelry – Nelson Street L1 5DN

Offering sweet, savoury, vegan and vegetarian, this place has a bagel for everyone. Their average bagel will set you back around £6.50 but are loaded with fillings and flavour ranging from chilli cheese steak to kimichi mushroom melt, or even an egg bagel if you’re making a breakfast trip. Their sweet treats come in the form of donuts and if you’ve never tried a raspberry and pistachio then this is a must. The Bagelry also offer coffees and hot chocolates, the perfect accompaniment for your social distanced lunch.

92 Degrees – Jamacia Street L1 0AH, Hardman Street L1 9AX

Perfect for authentic roasted coffee lovers. 92 Degrees offer all the best classic coffees, iced coffees and non-dairy milk to go with them. If you’re feeling brave, try their double espresso shot, or non-coffee lovers can enjoy a chai latte, loose leaf tea or hot chocolate. Although their speciality is great coffee, you can also grab a hot sandwich or croissant to go.

Coffee and Fandisha – Brick Street L1 0BL

A lesser well-known café in Liverpool definitely worth a try. Smooth and strong coffee with unique twists like added mint leaves, fruity smoothies and refreshing iced teas are all available here. Their handcraft bakes vary from stuffed medjool states to vegan bakewell tarts and are all equally delicious. Not only are Coffee and Fandisha great at food and coffee but are also a great brand, if you catch them on a lucky day you can catch them handing out free treats!


Chapters of Us – Simpson Street, L1 0AX

Another great venue for both takeaway food and drink, perfect for a late morning brunch. Chapters of Us offer the most sensational grilled chilli cheese on a sour dough bread alongside other many great sandwiches, including the classic breakfast bacon and egg. If that’s not your thing, try their ricotta honey porridge or nduja eggs. Their takeaway drinks offer something to experiment with, such as a Blueberry Rooibus tea.

Bold Street Coffee –
Bold Street

Located on one of Liverpool’s most famous streets, Bold Street Coffee is well known to all café lovers in Liverpool. One of the city’s most popular spots for brunch and a coffee has opened its doors for lockdown takeaways and no list would be complete without it. All of their speciality coffees and teas are available, as well as roasted chicken sandwiches and heavenly millionaire shortbreads.


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