10 of the best independent coffee shops and roasters in Liverpool

In the UK, people drink 95 million cups of coffee per day.In the UK, people drink 95 million cups of coffee per day.
In the UK, people drink 95 million cups of coffee per day. | Shutterstock
We all love coffee. We all love Liverpool. So why not choose one of the brilliant independent coffee shops located across the city to start your day and boost a local business at the same time.

Bold Street Coffee

With over 22,000 followers on Instagram, this award-winning speciality coffee shop is in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Bold Street Coffee offers a range of coffee and teas including iced versions and dairy alternatives of oat, almond and coconut milk.

The food includes a selection of ‘bouys’ brioche buns with a variety of fillings. The Bold Street Bad Bouy consists of a sausage patty, fried egg, cheese, avocado and hollandaise.

📍89 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HF (Google map)

Lovelocks Coffee

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This dog-friendly coffee shop serves coffee made with beans roasted in Merseyside and ground on site.

The food at Lovelocks is freshly prepared by local independent bakers and patissiers and the menu offers vegan and gluten-free options.

Should you fall in love with the place, you can support the business by buying its merch of enamel pin badges, logo t-shirts or travel cups.

📍Unit 6, Old Haymarket, Liverpool, L1 6ER (Google map)

Coffee and Fandisha

Coffee and Fandisha has been open since 2014 and is located in the Baltic Triangle, the owners say the idea for the venue stems from the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony where freshly brewed coffee is served alongside popcorn and ‘other little bits and pieces’.

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They also serve food along with craft beers and wines, which they say are mostly locally sourced.

📍5 Brick St, Liverpool, L1 0BL (Google map)

Bean There Coffee Shop

Based on the corner of the infamous Penny Lane and Smithdown Road, Bean There Coffee Shop has a decent children’s menu and offers interesting Middle Eastern and superfood salad bowls alongside a tasty-looking breakfast menu.

📍376 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 5AN (Google map)

Opening Times : Mon-Fri - 8:30am-5pm | Sat-Sun - 9am-5pmOpening Times : Mon-Fri - 8:30am-5pm | Sat-Sun - 9am-5pm
Opening Times : Mon-Fri - 8:30am-5pm | Sat-Sun - 9am-5pm | Bean There Coffee Shop

Rough Handmade

It’s all about the pastries to go with your coffee at the Rough Handmade boutique bakery in the Albert Dock. You can watch the bakers in action in the open kitchen and anything left over at the end of the day goes to charity.

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📍Britannia Pavilion, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD (Google map)


Ryde is a bicycle cafe in Cains Brewery in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.

Coffee, food and bikes come together under one roof and the fully equipped workshop offers a wide range of bicycle repairs and services.

📍Cains Brewery Village, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool (Google map)

92 Degrees

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There are three coffee shops across Liverpool in Hardman Street, Jamaica Street and Myrtle Street.

They are named 92 Degrees because 92°C is apparently the ‘perfect’ temperature for extracting an espresso with great body and flavour.

They use coffee from their own roastery.

92 Degrees is offering LiverpoolWorld readers a free coffee when they download their app, search ‘92 Degrees’ on the App or Google Play Store.

If you fancy creating a café atmosphere at home here are some other quality coffee roasters across Merseyside to try:-

Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters - Proudly roasted in Liverpool.

Joe Black Coffee - The finest fresh roasted coffee.

Adam and Russell- Specialty coffee from all over the globe.

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