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Cafe Tabac

126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England (Central Liverpool)
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Ranked #142 of 1,042 restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Tapas, International, Bar, Café
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I Had the opportunity to visit Liverpool last weekend and catch up with some old friends from University days. I had been a regular customer at Tabac when studying in Liverpool some years ago and was delighted to see the old place still maintaining the fantastic service and standards I had come to expect when living in Liverpool. It has... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'd been warned that service can be poor: in fact it was non-existent. You order the soup of the day for which they charge you an above-average £4 which you pay upfront. Then you sit and wait. After twenty minutes you ask for your money back as the soup is nowhere to be seen and you have to be somewhere... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've been coming here for 27 years and meet up with one of my friends for breakfast here when I'm in Liverpool. If anything the breakfasts are improving - the sausages are delicious. It celebrates its 40th birthday this year. Only downside, it's really dark inside these days. More lighting please.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Cafe Tabac was always my go to cafe. Whether I was going for brekkie, lunch, dinner or a wee tipple, Tabac was the first choice! Amazing food, warm and friendly staff which a great atmosphere to boot!

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Port Sunlight, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I love this place for a lunch, the coffee is good & they do a great tuna melt. The service is always spot on and it's a great spot to sit and watch the world go by, reminds me of being in Paris!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You really couldn't want for more from a cafe than tabac. It's all-glass frontage allows you to watch the world go by, at the top of one of Liverpool's coolest quarters. I visit regularly, and the food & drink is never a disappointment, with plenty of choice. The staff always provide a warm welcome and help create a laid-back, friendly... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

can always count on a tabac full English to sort out a hangover! very good value for money and it's really cool in there too!

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chester
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10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

we had breakfast which was very good, when we went in we sat for a while and no one came to us, we went to the bar and were told there was a notice saying order at the bar i never saw it, get a bigger sign other than that service and food were very good

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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Dined May 2014. Our table of 3 had the Sunday roast lunch menu and what could have been a a good experience was ruined by indifferent and lazy service. Although the cafe was quiet the waitress insisted we come up to the bar to order (the bar she was leaning on). After our meals were delivered I asked for some... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Visited this morning (Sunday) after reading reviews. Although it looks dark from the outside it had a nice atmosphere and wasn't too busy. We opted for the full English breakfast which was of a high standard, really good quality food for a low price in my opinion. The full English cost £6.50 which is comparable to some greasy spoon cafés... More

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