14 places to get a coffee and cake outdoors in Liverpool
3 years ago
Liverpool’s got so many amazing independent coffee shops and lots of them have been opening up or adding on outside space to get everyone back again.
Having a coffee and cake has to be the nicest way to help our businesses out after lockdown, it’s a win all round, so here are 14 coffee shops where you can grab a latte and treat yourself in the sunshine right now …
On Cleveland Square, on the walk between the Albert Dock and Liverpool ONE, Thoughtfully Café is a coffee lovers’ little gem. With plenty of tables and chairs set out under the trees, and homemade cakes to eat at them, it’s the perfect place to take a shopping breather.
Up on Jamaica Street, there’s 92 Degrees, which – as well as being in a good spot if you’re wandering around the Baltic Triangle – is definitely one for coffee aficionados because not only do they make great coffee, they roast it themselves in 92 Degrees HQ on Hardman Street.
Lovelocks Coffee Shop on Old Haymarket has a lovely green-parasol front terrace which is perfect for an outdoor coffee and something tasty on the side. Open from 8am weekdays, it’s got lots of vegan and GF options and is super-handy if you’re around William Brown Street end of town.
It’s worth the trip to Lark Lane just for Sally’s freshly baked cakes and brownies, but at Freida Mo’s you not only get vintage fashion to shop too but there’s a gorgeous little yarden at the back which is a proper sunny hideout made for a catch-up brew.
Bold Street Coffee
The guys at BSC have been keeping us all fueled up with takeaway coffees (and buoys) through lockdown but now thanks to Bold Street #WithoutWalls they’ve got outside tables as well as the usual stoop where you can sit out and have coffee and endless baked treats.
Ryde is officially a cycle coffee house, but you don’t have to take your bike to enjoy a freshly-brewed coffee or two outside at Cain’s Brewery Village in the Baltic Triangle. May as well get a pastry too, you can always (tell yourself you’ll) pedal it off later …
One of Childwall’s absolute finest, Neighbourhood Café on Woolton Road has always been a really popular place for getting together with mates over a coffee and big slice of cake – this Saturday and next they’ve got Coffee and Turntables bringing the tunes so it’s about to get even better.
Wake and Cate
When you see the word ‘patisserie’ you know you’re on to a winner and with Wake and Cate on Tarleton Street, as well as very decent Fair Trade coffee and lots of tables out front, you get a patisserie counter worth abandoning any post-lockdown good behaviour for.
On Dovedale Road just off Rose Lane in Mossley Hill, Cocomo Coffee Shop’s got itself a cute secret garden with a covered section just in case things get a bit chilly. Serving coffees and homemade cakes until 3.30pm, except Wed & Sun. Cinnamon swirl with cream cheese frosting anyone?
If you’re up around Liverpool ONE then take a walk along Hanover Street and you might get lucky with an outdoor table at Root Coffee. There’s no way you can leave without getting cake as well, it’s too good – lots of GF options, and a banana bread to love.
Driving along Aigburth Road, you’d never know it but as well as its tables out front there’s a sunny outdoor patio area at the back of Space Coffee. This place has lots of cakey options and it does some gorgeous cupcakes which go just right with a latte.
In the business district, Bean Coffee has been busy during lockdown creating something perfect for afternoons outside. Kick back with a coffee on the new decked area on St Paul’s Square which doesn’t just look good, it’s made from recycled products and carbon negative so it actually is good.
Fika’s played a real blinder over the last 12 months, helping the community with emergency hampers, now it’s opened up outside again and it’s got extra pavement seating on Woolton Road so customers can sit and enjoy fudge brownies and next-level millionaire’s shortbread with a coffee in the sun.
On the corner of Penny Lane, Bean There has brought a splash of colour to Smithdown with outside yellow tables and chairs (and coffee mugs to match). Quality coffee and a counter of homemade goodies – wander along to Greenbank Park and you’ll walk them off in no time.