Food and Drink in Liverpool

Gran Caffé To Open A Third Liverpool Venue On Lark Lane

Authentic Italian coffee shop Gran Caffè is set to open a third Liverpool site, this time in South Liverpool on Lark Lane.

Owned by Italian brothers Paolo and Donato Cillo, Gran Caffè first opened in Williamson Square as part of the popular Italian Quarter over 10 years ago.

Since then, the authentic, family business has enjoyed fantastic growth, opening another coffee shop on Duke Street in December 2023.

The third Gran Caffè is the first to open outside of Liverpool city centre, on the city’s bustling Lark Lane, with an even further developed menu and all day offering.

Gran Caffè will serve its signature breakfast pastries that are handcrafted in-house and baked fresh each day by their talented pastry team that is headed up by Donato’s wife Antonietta, as well as a selection of brunch dishes. 

The menu will also now include Italian small and large plates that are perfect for lunch, aperitivo and dinner.

Opening in late Spring, Gran Caffè is renowned for its Italian coffee, delicious sandwiches served on their homemade sourdough bread, and its award-winning, artisan gelato that’s made in-house everyday.

Gran Caffe pastries

Gran Caffè, which translates to ‘Great Coffee’, was created by Paolo and Donato out of a love for the rich atmosphere that can be found in every Italian coffee house, transporting the strong coffee culture of the Italian homeland to the city of Liverpool. 

The Cillo family are passionate about sharing an authentic Italian experience with their guests, serving an array of Italian delicacies that are hand crafted each day and supplied by their family members, making it a true, family-run business.

Their brother freshly bakes their sourdough and pinsa focaccia, and Donato’s wife, Antonietta, creates delicate cakes and traditional gelato each day. 

All ingredients for Gran Caffè’s dishes are provided by their sister’s A Tavola da Maria Delicatessen and their coffee is ground from beans from their family’s roastery, Torrefazione Lucana, in Potenza. 

Renowned as a pasticceria – which translates to cake and pastry shop – Gran Caffè has been serving its Italian delicacies in Liverpool for over 10 years.  Originally opening as P&D Deli, the venue underwent a renaissance to reflect the finest quality ingredients used as well as the varied selection of traditional Italian coffees served within the venue.


Founder and Editor, Clare Deane, shares her passion for all the amazing things happening in Liverpool. With a love of the local Liverpool music scene, dining out a couple of times a week and immersing herself in to all things arts and culture she's in a pretty good place to create some Liverpool Noise.

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