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Cafe Tabac

#159 of 1,252 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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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, 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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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
Great food, great service, relaxing atmosphere:

This place is great for a bite to eat but also to wind down and relax. Their sandwiches are tasty and filling, and they have a good range of ht and cold beverages. Inside is candle lit and cosy and service is great. You never feel rushed to leave and could sit at your table chatting for another... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Mikey H
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Heswall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I had an excellent breakfast here - good portion size, well cooked and reasonably priced. The coffee was good, too. Can you really ask for anything more? So much better than many of the trendy eateries around town.

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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is great for a bite to eat but also to wind down and relax. Their sandwiches are tasty and filling, and they have a good range of ht and cold beverages. Inside is candle lit and cosy and service is great. You never feel rushed to leave and could sit at your table chatting for another half hour... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2,011 reviews
1,228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 784 helpful votes
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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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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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 - 18
  • 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Tabac staff and past visitors.
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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?