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Cafe Tabac

#158 of 1,282 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England
+44 151 709 9502
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun - Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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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:))

1 Thank Angelika Z
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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 

Thank oilyfish
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Stopped off for a lunch and was impressed with the variety on the menu. They do soups, salads, burgers, tapas, sandwiches, light bites and breakfasts. They also have a well stocked bar. The food was delicious and service good.

Thank goateee
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Really enjoyed brunch on Sunday in Café Tabac. I've been many times before but that was around 20 years ago when I was a student at LJMU! It's situated at the top of Bold Street surrounded by independent bars and restaurants and is close to the universities and cathedrals. On this occasion I was with my 14 year old daughter... More 

Thank MarieBernadette2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Arrived here at about 13:30 on a bank holiday Monday. Was greeted by a woman behind a bar stating that any food would be about a 45 minute wait. A little disappointed, but we still sat down and browsed the menu. Unfortunately there were 2 tables with used plates still on them but we managed to find a clean table... More 

1 Thank sambarino
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I have been here on several occasions recently and have been told that they are not serving/do not serve what I had chosen any more. I have enjoyed my visit each time, but this is a little annoying and confusing so the menu should be updated. I also feel that the board menus above the bar are overwhelming, ordering has... More 

1 Thank Jo_Greyson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast and it was very good indeed. The full English was tasty. Decor was nice and the staff were pleasant and welcoming. Would definitely got back again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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?