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Cafe Tabac

#174 of 1,325 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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British, Bar, Cafe, International
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126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England
+44 151 709 9502
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic
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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great starting point for a few good choice of drinks

Pineapple vodka and chairmans maker rum. Some of the best finds only known here. Great atmosphere, reminds me of the relaxed bars in barcelona and live dj on fridays

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shereen C
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dropped in here for a late breakfast as it was situated close to our hotel. I ordered a standard full English, my wife the smaller portion and my daughter, poached eggs on toast. The staff were all friendly and polite and the breakfasts were duly delivered without a prolonged wait. They were piping hot, plentiful and delicious and I... More 

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Thank Crimble52
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tabac is a must visit place when in liverpool fantastic breakfasts and also best burgers in liverpool !!! staff stand out very friendly and welcoming nothing too much trouble have visited many times and will continue to do so .

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Thank DEBM1961
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pineapple vodka and chairmans maker rum. Some of the best finds only known here. Great atmosphere, reminds me of the relaxed bars in barcelona and live dj on fridays

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Thank Shereen C
Southport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here few times, like the cosy interior, food used to be good but we both found our food yesterday very plain and uninteresting. Some staff are attentive and friendly, some couldn't care less. Will try cafe across road next time.

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Thank Grimelord
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmospheric and bohemian without being try-hard, this is a lovely, cosy, arty place with a good menu.

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Thank Zoe H
Wigan, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met some friends here over the Xmas break, it is the first time I have been here although I have passed a few times, if you are ever passing and wonder what it is like then go in, it is spot on, great choice of drinks and food, the staff are A m a z i n g, really... More 

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Thank tony h
Chorley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We returned to cafe tabac this friday for some lunch - it was really good! about 3 years back we had a 4 day city break in liverpool, and we ended up having lunch there each day because it was just down the road from where we were staying. This time round we ordered our favourite - the halloumi burger... More 

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Thank chorley_beth
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a number of times, it's a small bar & restaurant but that only adds to the charm of the place. Tucked away at the top of Bold Street, it offers a wide array of drinks (lots of varieties of Gin which impressed me from the bat). The staff are knowledgeable about the drinks & happy to... More 

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Thank writingbug78
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to try Cafe Tabac today. Upon arrival, there were several tables that were unoccupied...however they had not been cleaned or cleared. I asked a member of staff, and they asked to sit down and they would send someone to clean it. We went to the bar to order, where the man taking my order questioned... More 

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to try somewhere different today and discovered Cafe Tabac Really nice place, friendly staff, lovely food, and quick service 5 Stars from us *****

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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 7 - 17
  • Cuisine: British, Bar, Cafe, International

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

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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?