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Cafe Tabac

#140 of 1,130 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Coffee Shop, International, Hamburgers
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126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England
+44 151 709 9502
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Today
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: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast

Love this place,has been here for years.The breakfast is really good and i can also recommend the bacon butty.decor is fantastic but the drinks are a little pricey and the mens toilets are shockingly bad so looses a point.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
pablo448
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Went here only for breakfast on two occasions (lunch + dinner menu looks delicious but never got a chance) and was seriously impressed both times. They have a tidy selection of breakfast options and all were very tempting. Went for the small breakfast myself and my dad went for the veggie option. They were both extremely tasty. It seemed like... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
955 restaurant reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to this wonderful Bold street bar for many year's, it seems to have been around for ever and is still a great bar. We hadn't been here for a few months and were on our way to THE DISPENSARY PUB ,when wd decided to go in on a Friday afternoon and found this old favourite busy... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Been here before but never for breakfast -read a review on echo about here so me and mate said we'd give it a go-was v good-quality was good-all in all very tasty and will go back.service was friendly and prompt-v good value -£18 for 2 breakfasts and 2 pints of coke!

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Wirral
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Lovely to have a choice for veggies other than the standard cheese sarnie or risotto. Nice atmosphere, good food at a reasonable price. Recommended.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I went here a couple of weeks ago, just to give it a try. Had no expectations, but thought it looked great from the outside. Since then I have craved the sausage on toast that they do. My god, I have never actually craved eating something again before. It was mega. Went back again today, was great. Nice quirky place,... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have been coming here a few times a year for food and drinks since 1989! The martinis are excellent and the food is well priced and good-better than many more expensive places. The staff are always friendly and it is comfortable with a good atmosphere. I have been to many bars and cafes over the years some great and... More 

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Liverpool
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Nice place. Staff were very friendly. Breakfast was good, certainly had worse but have had better. My major gripe is this not allowing swaps. I had a breakfast without beans, tomatoes or a drink. I asked for an extra piece of toast but refused. WHY? Surely the cost of what I took off covers the cost of a piece of... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Love this place,has been here for years.The breakfast is really good and i can also recommend the bacon butty.decor is fantastic but the drinks are a little pricey and the mens toilets are shockingly bad so looses a point.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

On planning our visit to Liverpool we chose to look online for recommended places to eat breakfast and discovered Cafe Tabac! We are so glad that we stumbled across this little cafe online as we may have walked past it otherwise. The full english breakfast was fantastic, probably one of the best fry up's I've had and great value for... More 

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Ridley O, Manager at Cafe Tabac, responded to this review

Hi BHK_2015, first of all let me thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about our restaurant. It's a huge part of our ongoing operations to ensure we improve as a business and guaranteeing only the greatest, most enjoyable experience for each and every one of our guests. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Love the decor and lighting of this place, perfect for any time of the day. I've been a few times now after my sister recommended the breakfast, which is to die for and is also reasonably priced. However, I feel that although the food is amazing, the staff let this place down slightly as the service is quite poor and... More 

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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, Coffee Shop, International, Hamburgers

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?