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Cafe Tabac

126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England (Central Liverpool)
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Ranked #167 of 1,078 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
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Popped in for a bottle of wine nothing advertised and had to ask. Was told there were 3 reds to choose from, chose one but it was awful, in fact we left a third of the bottle as it was that bad and that's a first for us. Why do so many places carry such a limited and poor selection... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Was invited here by a friend today for an impromptu brunch as she'd often passed it and thought it looked somewhere she'd like to try. The first thing that struck us on entering was how dark it was - and as we headed further back into the cafe it only got worse. The lighting is probably best for couples having... More

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Larne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Called into this place for breakfast august 2014.had the full english with tea, wife had poached egg on toast.the portion that I got was big and very tasty and wife was well pleased with hers.the only minus was that mine was served on a cold plate which meant my beans got cold extremely quickly and I HATE cold beans! Just... More

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Milan, Italy
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had a rich, tasty and cheap full English breakfast and the service was cordial and fast in a family environment. Was nice spend some time at the Bar Tabac!

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Portsmouth
Top Contributor
318 reviews 318 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Still the heart of Liverpool bohemian scene since it's opening in 1974. High standards and great service. Worth a visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We popped in here for some food before a gig on a Sunday night - 10% off food with Independent Liverpool card (search it) We weren't the only people in there but it was far from busy. The food was reasonable quality, about what I'd expect for the price. We paid about £8 each for a burger meal. The drinks... More

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London, United Kingdom
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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
1 review
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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