Breakfast is, without a doubt, the most important meal of the day. With so many classic breakfast and brunch spots in Liverpool, and more appearing all the time, you’re sure to get a decent start to the day in the city. Whether you want to devour a full English, work your way through a stack of pancakes, or you fancy brunch with eggs your way, there’s somewhere for you in Liverpool. Here’s your guide to the very best breakfast in Liverpool, no matter what you fancy.
Moose Coffee, William Jessop Way
Having grown from a love of American breakfast culture, Moose Coffee is just as popular now as it was when it first opened. It now boasts several locations across Liverpool too. Serving some of the best breakfast in Liverpool, you’ll find American-Canadian inspired breakfast and brunch dishes. The menu is extensive, reasonably priced, and what’s great is that breakfast is served all day. Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, there’s plenty for you to choose from. Check out the Lone Star Moose – a minute steak, chipolata sausages, and homemade potato hash served with garlic, onion, and Dijon mustard with fried eggs, toast, and a griddled tomato. If you prefer things a little sweeter, you can’t go wrong with the Moose apple and homemade salted caramel pancakes, drizzled with Canadian maple syrup and butter. It really is a feast for the eyes as well as the belly!
The Brunch Club, Duke Street
As the name may suggest, The Brunch Club dishes up one of the best breakfast in Liverpool – and perhaps one of the best bottomless brunches too! Here, breakfast dishes are served with a twist and some funky backing tunes. The breakfast menu is extremely generous. Try the chorizo eggs, with picante chorizo, scrambled free range eggs, kale, spinach, and parsley on sourdough toast with onion jam and goats cheese. The croissant French toast is pretty much to die for too – crispy croissant in vanilla egg batter, tossed in cinnamon sugar and served with lemon curd, cinnamon labneh, berry compote, and meringue shards. Their bottomless brunch is £35 per person, and includes a breakfast board, a mini pancake stack, and ninety minutes to enjoy as many unlimited drinks as you can handle!
Dale Street Kitchen, Dale Street
Dale Street Kitchen boasts an award-winning breakfast menu, so you can bet here you’ll find some of the best breakfast in Liverpool. An informal restaurant with chilled vibes, you can find some delicious food, great coffee, and fresh juices and smoothies. With a healthy look and feel, one of the most popular menu items is the ‘Build Your Own Breakfast’. You can choose from proteins like halloumi and smoked salmon, then choosing your vitamins (tomato, mushrooms, hash browns, etc), as well as your choice of eggs. The super green smoothie is utterly delicious, and you can even make your smoothie boozy if you fancy. For something a little different, check out the bacon breakfast wrap, with scrambled egg, bacon, mushrooms, and tomato.
Clockworks, Wolstenholme Square
Located in a beautiful building that dates back over two hundred years ago, the Clockworks team have done a beautiful job of restoring the unique interior. You’ll find exposed red brick that nods to Liverpool’s industrial past, in a way that’s as pretty as each of the dishes it serves. Offering some of the best breakfast in Liverpool, they provide a modern twist on good brunch classics. Everything is made with excellent quality ingredients that shine through in the food. Choose from a range of ‘on toast’ dishes, like smashed avocado and belly bacon, or back bacon with black pudding and hollandaise. Other popular brunch favourites include the Diplomat – a potato hash with onions, mixed peppers, roast mushrooms, grilled tomato, cheddar, wilted spinach, sunny side egg, and farmhouse toast. Each dish is truly delicious.
Lovelocks Coffee Shop, Old Haymarket
As well as being an excellent source of top quality coffee, the owner Sarah also shares her passion for excellent brunch dishes through the breakfast menu. An adorable haven in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, Lovelocks boasts food sourced from local bakers and patisseries to offer some of the best breakfast in Liverpool. Super reasonably priced, breakfast dishes included porridge and granola, served with banana, honey, agave, caramelised pecans, and berries. You can also enjoy brunch in the form of baked eggs and toast with spinach and bacon or salmon. Their French toast with maple syrup is to die for, as is their avocado and bacon on toast. Wash it all down with some excellent coffee, and you’ll enjoy the best possible start to your day. It’s a real hidden gem in the city.
Key Lime Coffee, Market Way
Located just across from Liverpool Lime Street Station, I bet you didn’t realise you could grab some of the best breakfast in Liverpool from Key Lime Coffee. With an American inspired menu suggested by the cafe name, you can expect to find hearty portions of excellent grub. You’ll find all your favourite brunch classics on the menu for very reasonable prices, too. For those looking for savoury options, give the All American a go – streaky bacon, eggs, home-style potatoes, baked beans, mushrooms, and fluffy American style pancakes. The Eggs Benedicts are equally scrumptious, with a choice of streaky bacon, smoked salmon, Florentine, or Mexican with chorizo sausage and salsa. If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, try the New York Banoffee pancakes with delicious toffee, banana, and whipped cream. It’ll be a breakfast you won’t forget!
Cafe Tabac, Bold Street
Cafe Tabac has been live and kicking in Liverpool for over forty years, and is the longest running cafe-bar in the city. In this time, they’ve mastered how to create one of the best breakfasts in Liverpool. The perfect hangover cure, you may want to start off with some delicious pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup. Their all day breakfasts include The Builder’s Choice – two fried eggs, hand carved honey roast ham or bacon, chips, buttered bread, and a big mug of tea. Other favourites include the omelette with three eggs and cheese. You can add plenty of additional toppings like mushrooms, cheese, bacon, and chicken – whatever you fancy. Wash off your hangover with a Bloody Mary, and you’ve got until 8pm to enjoy breakfast.
Pippin’s Corner, Lark Lane
A popular spot for good reason, Pippin’s Corner serves some of the best breakfast in Liverpool. Located in the former home of Moon and Pea, Pippin’s Corner keeps up its reputation as a great breakfast and brunch spot. Give Pippin’s Spicy Eggs a whirl, with sriracha scrambled eggs, smashed avocado, and chunky toast. If you’re feeling hungry or particularly hungover, the Large Breakfast is a good bet. It’s a plate packed with egg, sausages, bacon, black pudding, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, home fries, and toast. For vegetarians and vegans, there are some tasty dishes for you too. Book if you can to avoid disappointment, as it can attract long queues at weekends.
The Quarter, Falkner Street
Part of the beauty of The Quarter is its location in Liverpool. Situated on pretty Falkner Street, the venye has beautiful European style decor, and excellent food. Served every day until midday, The Quarter also serves some of the best breakfast in Liverpool. Go for the Quarter Full Breakfast, with bacon, sausage, two fried eggs, hash brown, black pudding, tomato, mushrooms, beans, and toast. There’s a delicious vegan equivalent too. The three egg omelette is equally delicious, and you can customise it just how you like with meat, fish, or vegetables. Wash it all down with some freshly squeezed orange juice, or a quality cup of Joe.
Leaf, Bold Street
Leaf began as Liverpool’s finest team emporium, bringing loose leaf tea to the people of Liverpool in boho surroundings. It has since transpired into a bigger venue offering excellent food and some of the best breakfast in Liverpool. An Instagrammable spot, you can’t leave without trying their delicious crispy potatoes. All prices are reasonable, and you can’t go wrong with whichever brunch dish you choose. Kick things off, of course, with a tasty tea – there really is something for everyone. For breakfast, check out the Turkish eggs, served with garlic and dill yoghurt, Aleppo chilli brown butter, pomegranate seeds, and grilled sourdough. The Huevos Rotos are incredible too – crisp corn tortilla with spicy scrambled eggs, borlotti beans, avocado, feta cheese, and tomato salsa. Vegatarians and vegans will be super happy with their menu options too.
That’s my guide to the best breakfast in Liverpool! Are there any other breakfast or brunch spots you’d add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!