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Cafe Tabac

#155 of 1,216 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Cafe, International, Pub
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126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England
+44 151 709 9502
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Today
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Cafe Tabac is a small, family run restaurant located at the top of...
Cafe Tabac is a small, family run restaurant located at the top of Liverpool's notorious Bold Street. Opening in 1974, Tabac (as it's known locally) provides high quality food, drinks and service from 9am right up until 1am everyday.
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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bargain burgers

When a place on Bold Street has a special offer I simply have to try it. 2 burgers for £10 seemed a good bargain, and it was. Cooked perfectly and well seasoned which is important to me with a burger. Well presented and felt like restaurant quality not cafe style. Staff were lovely and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
SarahCorell
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When a place on Bold Street has a special offer I simply have to try it. 2 burgers for £10 seemed a good bargain, and it was. Cooked perfectly and well seasoned which is important to me with a burger. Well presented and felt like restaurant quality not cafe style. Staff were lovely and really looked after us too, Would... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I've been here a few times for breakfast, at around £7 for a full English it's slightly pricier than some places but it's definitely worth it as it's always quality bacon and sausages, and overall the breakfast is tasty and well cooked. My reason for dropping a star is once when we went for breakfast, we was told there was... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

I have been to this a place a couple of times and really enjoy it. A friend of mine rented the back room it out and we put a film on and celebrated her leaving to go to uni. The food is delicious, wish I had more money at the time to get more food. I had tonsillitis at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I Went here for breakfast on a Monday morning. I chose to have a full English with two of everything as did my husband. It was absolutely spot on, even though I was full I had to finish it all! The price was good too £6.50! I Would definitely go here again for breakfast!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Cool place. Popped in for a sandwich. I had the meatball melt which was ok but the meatballs were overcooked and there wasn't a lot of sauce so was quite dry overall. I tried my partners pastrami sandwich which was lovely and he really enjoyed. Would like to come back to try the fry up which someone next to us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Myself and my relative really enjoyed are burgers they were very tasty, what made them even better was that it was two burgers for £10.00 on Wednesdays.The bottle of house white was nice and service was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Came here for breakfast after it was recommended and was not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome the food was really nice even the veggie breakfast option which can be hit and miss. We have a one year old daughter and the girls that work there were really friendly and made a fuss of her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Carnivore's delight with beans. Don't be afraid of the black pudding. Delicious. Sat in the front and didn't know (notice?) that you had to go to the bar to order food in the afternoon. Servers were friendly but waited for me to figure it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Im frequently here, we have our little business gatherings here and we just pop in for a quick coffee. Everytime we leave with a smile on our face. Such lovely and informative staff. Warm greeting when we enter and a sincere goodbye when you leave. Food is delicious and the hot chocolate is to die for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I come here quite regularly with my partner and friends. It's our breakfast spot, so I rarely try anything else. Have had the halloumi salad a couple of times and it's great too! Highly recommend.

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Additional Information about Cafe Tabac

Address: 126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England
Phone Number: +44 151 709 9502
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, International, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 709 9502

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Cafe Tabac is a small, family run restaurant located at the top of Liverpool's notorious Bold Street. Opening in 1974, Tabac (as it's known locally) provides high quality food, drinks and service from 9am right up until 1am everyday.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?