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Cafe Tabac

#184 of 1,281 Restaurants in Liverpool
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126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England
+44 151 709 9502
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This lovely funky little cafe has been open for years in my home town of Liverpool and serves the best breakfast around. Truly delicious and all day! Huge plus! They do a huge cooked English breakfast for a very reasonable price. You can downsize if you want for a couple of pounds less. Friendly staff and a nice vibe. Great... More 

Thank sambaliverbird
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have gone with the current trend of 'smaller' dishes which means you generally just need to pay more.

Thank PadMcPad
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I popped into the Tabac for a quick coffee and cake. It was mid afternoon on a Friday and there were plenty of tables available. The cappuccino was splendid and the lemon drizzle cake superb. The wifi was super fast. This is definitely a place I will go back to when near the top of Bold Street.

Thank John R
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The problem I find is finding a place in Liverpool that serves the best breakfast. Its a meal that I personally look forward to, so I'm more critical when its not up to scratch. Cafe Tabac was impressive, I've been here before but some years ago and on all of the journals and blogs its always up there as being... More 

Thank Matthew M
Southport, United Kingdom
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313 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only had max 45 mins to spare here but we were served very quickly and had delightful meatball sandwich and tuna melt sandwich both served with gorgeous side salad. We sat on little table outside as there's not much room for prams inside but would definitely recommend to anyone. Looks very funky inside with a retro vibe going on.... More 

Thank ElleBee14
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little place, especially nice atmophere. I have so many memories from this place as there's a room that can be booked for special occassions and can put movies in on the big screen:))

2 Thank Angelika Z
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

What a venue, a selection of fantastic tunes awesome cocktails and patron xo if you haven't been then do so

Thank interestingeats
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I came here for food this evening with friends and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. the staff are friendly and the decor and ambiance of the restaurant adds to the experience. The food is excellent and the quality of the produce was really good. I would highly recommend.

Thank ade70
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Went to tabac for late lunch. Sandwiches are beautiful. Had the jerk chicken and meatball sandwiches and they were amazing. Soup of the day was really good also. Nice layout. Small and cosy.

Thank LauraTourist12
Liverpool England
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with a friend and a nice atmosphere about it.There is a seating area with comfortable seats behind a curtain. It has a romantic theme with the lights low, we ordered a few different tapas like meatballs in tomato sauce, garlic king prawns, kebabs, fish in batter ect which was all really tasty. The staff are really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $13
Cafe, British, Bar, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?