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1 Derby Square, Liverpool L2 9QR, England
+44 151 227 4004
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I had been to Challains whilst in Liverpool on business. I enjoyed my beautifully presented salad so much that I organised a short break so that I could see the shops I had missed, but could not wait to get my lunch at Challains again. The food is very good. You choose from so many mains, salad items and sauces... More 

Thank shirley b
Saintfield, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Having visited Liverpool two years ago we remembered this cafe and headed back on the morning we arrived. What a disappointment! I have no idea how it rates as a "5" on the hygiene chart- I think it is time environmental health visited again. The staff did not wear protective plastic gloves when handling the good and hands went from... More 

3 Thank lynmarhunt
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

I pop into Challains a lot as I work in the area. I've had breakfast and lunch to takeaway and I literally cannot fault this lovely cafe. All the staff are great, talkative and offer you a fab choice of hot or cold food! The food is always scrummy and being on a diet the fact they use light mayo... More 

1 Thank Nina C
St Helens, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

the food is lovely and you get a nice size amount of food, however sometimes I feel rushed as its very busy the staff are lovely and very hardworking just wish it was set out a bit different so you get to see the food when choosing when its busy,

Thank kerry m
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

I went here today for a bacon chicken and mozzarella panini after hearing good things and was disappointed. I took a long time to be served initially being the first problem. Then I was really disappointed with the panini and left most of it.... I was waiting for the panini for a long time which was strange as I saw... More 

Thank ILovemyholidays1234
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

The breakfast here is faultless, you won't find much better for less in Liverpool. The food is prepared freshly infront of you, and we have always found it to be a really quick service when we have visited. The staff here are the highlight. Every single one of them boasts exemplery manners and are a real credit to their industry.... More 

3 Thank butterfly_parade
Halifax, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Great place for a quick breakfast. Delicious, big, fat bacon butty on toasted brown bread. Good coffee and tea. Nice, light cafe with views towards the waterside. Big area for sitting outside too.

1 Thank StephenHalifaxUK
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3,275 reviews
2,056 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,455 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Popped in for a quick pick me up breakfast with my husband. I devoured my salty bacon and tinned tomatoes with thick doorstep toast. All washed down with a hot cup of coffee. Bacon on toast for my man and he loved it. Staff were great. Waitress service. Clean decor and a good well priced menu.

1 Thank SarahCorell
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Nice lunch, friendly, helpful staff. Ordered dish that had mayo mix. No problem sweeping it for something else. Much appreciated. Thanks.

1 Thank Lisa W
Stockport, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I've been here a few times with my family when we go to Liverpool - I like it but I have one thing that bugs me - it's a bit messy and crowded. The food is lovely normally have a salad, I just find it needs a deep clean. It might just be me though, I'm really fussy with neatness.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Derby Square, Liverpool L2 9QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 227 4004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?