Whether it’s an early morning breakfast before work or a leisurely brunch just before midday, more and more people are choosing to eat out for their first meal, from bacon and eggs to American style pancakes and waffles, fluffy French toast and of course, Avocado, you’d be in the minority if you said you didn’t love a delicious breakfast style meal to set you up for the day. From boozy to hearty and classy to healthy, Liverpool’s foodie scene definitely has brunch covered, whether that’s a coffee and croissant for one or a group hangover feast. Wondering where to go? Read on and prepare to drool…
With two branches in our city centre and pancakes so thick you need loose clothing, Moose Coffee is the ULTIMATE place for an American style breakfast or brunch. Their dishes are NYC inspired (as are the portion sizes) so expect epic stacks of both sweet and savoury pancakes, waffles, PB & J French toast and the creamiest scrambled eggs in Liverpool (to name but a few). Don’t neglect the specials board either, these chefs are geniuses! If you’re going all out, don’t forget to order a Moose Macchiato; slugs of caramel syrup, amazing coffee and a huge topping of whipped cream. Taxi to Dale Street please.
Tavern & Co.
Are you even a Scouser if you haven’t queued for a breakfast at the Tavern and then proceed to absolutely rinse the tea and coffee refills? Voted the best fry up in Liverpool and we would definitely have to agree that they are a strong contender when it comes to breakfast menus. From traditional English and American style fry ups (including home fries and sautéed potatoes) to amazing bagel dishes, Mexican inspired creations and plates and plates of soft, fluffy pancakes and a coffee in your cup the second you sit down – you must visit the Tavern if you haven’t already. Our fave breakfast dish? The breakfast at Tiffany’s: Pancakes and maple syrup with scrambled eggs and the Tavern’s homemade sausage patties. Perfect.
It seems that Leaf is constantly busy whether it’s people starting their day with breakfast and coffee, sipping tea in the afternoon or enjoying a bit of antipasti and live music come evening time. There’s no denying that the guys behind Leaf can do it all, at any time of day and their delicious breakfast menu has earned them a place in our top ten. With a super chilled morning vibe you can enjoy your breakfast whilst sipping on their HUGE range of teas from all over the world. Their breakfast menu consists of full English dishes available in traditional, vegetarian, vegan AND pescatarian or if you fancy something for your sweet tooth their cinnamon brioche with banana mascarpone really is a taste sensation.
A little gem hidden away in Woolton village, if it’s a great cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast you’re after then you really can’t go far wrong here. From amazing traditional and full English breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients to a killer Eggs Benedict and a monthly breakfast special, there is something for everyone on the menu. The super cosy, bared bricked interior makes this place a little home away from home and their fairy lit garden, heated garden is a quaint little escape from, well, life. Feeling naughty? Their homemade cakes might just be the best in Liverpool. You heard it here first.
Beginning in the amazing Baltic Triangle (hence the name) the Baltic Bakehouse has now expanded into South Liverpool and opened their second branch on Allerton Road. It’s easy to see why these guys are constantly growing and as well as incredible home baked goods, they also have a breakfast menu that is perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. Known to bake the best bread in the city, even buying a piece of toast with freshly made jam at one of their cafes will be an absolute taste sensation. Their breakfast menu consists mainly of classics (bacon, egg etc) but what you really want to go for is a pastry or cake – their Reeses stuffed donuts do not mess around.
East Avenue Bakehouse
There is definitely a standout dish when it comes to the East Avenue Bakehouse breakfast menu and for me it’s the Bold Street Brunch. Although only available at the weekend, this breakfast board is definitely worth waiting all week for, especially if you’re completely indecisive and love a little bit of everything! The aptly named Bold Street brunch is a selection of everything from the bakehouse breakfast range and includes toast, mini pastries, a poached egg, locally sourced sausage and bacon and a mini natural yoghurt pot topped with homemade granola. Oh, and a complimentary glass of orange. Perfect.
Bean There Coffee Shop
New kids on the corner of Penny Lane, Bean There have a small but expertly crafted breakfast menu that provides you with everything you need to kickstart your morning (including really great coffee). Try the classic poached eggs and avo on delicious sourdough toast or alternatively go for a breakfast sandwich made with one of their homebaked Irish soda farls. Served warm, smothered in homemade chutney and topped with spinach you can choose from sausage, bacon or vegan sausage and even add two poached eggs. Got a sweet tooth? Lookout for their weekly overnight oat flavours!
Tucked away on Hanover Street, this Scandi style café serves up an epic breakfast platter available in Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian or regular! If you fancy a taste of Scandanavian culture then you can’t miss their smorrebread (open sandwich) options which include savoury creations such as avocado, smoked salmon and even butternut squash. If you prefer a sweet dish you can opt for their legendary crepes and throw toppings such as berry compote and dulche de leche in there too!
Istanbul Turkish BBQ and Bistro
Probably a little bit of a strange one to include in a breakfast list because it isn’t your traditional cappuccino and bacon sandwich (although Turkish coffee is up there with the best) but if you haven’t tried a Turkish breakfast feast then you haven’t lived and the Istanbul in Woolton village certainly knows how to present one. From home baked puff bread and honey to feta parcels, baked eggs, spicy sausage and even olives the Turkish supreme breakfast is honestly an unforgettable experience and taste wise, gets a strong 10/10. At £5.95 it’s incredible value and great if you fancy something that little bit different (you even get Turkish Delight with the bill! Winner.