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Cafe Tabac

#183 of 1,190 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Café, International, Tapas
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126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    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
Most recent review
Ok.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
MikeFaulkner
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Liverpool
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Been here a few times staff very good and food well priced and good . Today however i got the chilli dog and wedges. The dog fine wedges grey in the center limp and tasteless. Was thinking of a party here. Will try again to see if it has improved.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Tabac is simply awesome. They do the best full English breakfast in Liverpool as far as I'm concerned and their chilli dogs, burgers and wedges aren't too shabby either. Any time someone asks where to eat in the city center, Tabac is instantly my first suggestion. The staff have always been incredibly friendly with me and my girlfriend and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited cafe tabac on several occasions.Always a lovely friendly atmosphere.Delicious vegetarian food.Love the tapas!Great service with helpful staff.Looking forward to my next visit.X

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great place!! Nice breakfast and nice coffee when the staff get it right!! Been here quite a lot now and the staff seem to be letting this place down! Some of the staff can't even make a decent coffee and when you mention it to them they are Rude!! Only ever have problems here on a weekend with the staff!... More 

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Wirral
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had a lovely time, superb range of veggie and meat eater menu, I had a lovely halloumi skewer with rice and salad and the other half had caesar salad and spicy wedges that disappeared at a rate of knots. Highly recommended and very reasonably priced. Waitress was very helpful in recommendations and had a good knowledge of the dishes on... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a really nice breakfast at tabac last Thursday. Lovely sausages which for me is what makes a breakfast. Plenty to eat and decent price will go again.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bar, Café, International, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?