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Cafe Tabac

#210 of 1,353 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England
+44 151 709 9502
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Tue 09:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

About seven of us called in here early evening on St Patricks Day, at the end of day two of a photography workshop. We hadn't booked but we managed to get seated in a side room up some steps. Food and service was very good, there was a nice atmosphere and the food was reasonably priced. Would certainly return.

Thank Jaypix
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always have a great birthday because it's on St patricks day x we started at Cafe tabac because it's my favourite place on bold street... lovely full English with a cocktail... always a happy team.. attentive, chatty, relaxed, interested and welcoming staff....x thank you to Steph and her team x see you soon😊

Thank Amanda M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Today I was taken here by my son who is a Liverpool resident. I wanted to go somewhere else but he said it was a cool little place that he thought I would like. It sure was. Very vintage decor with a great playlist and welcoming staff all added up to a nice ambience. So to the food. The menu... More 

Thank Gee2020
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I LOVE Cafe Tabac. I've been coming here since the early 90's when I was in college and have always loved the retro decor and the relaxed laid back atmosphere. And the staff were always fantastic, really friendly and smiley. However.... there have been some changes. Instead of the old way of ordering at the bar it has been changed... More 

1 Thank scousemermaidia
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited here recently and upon walking up to the bar to place my order, I was asked what drinks I wanted by a male bar tender with longish black curly hair tied back. My request was a simple black Americano and this is a drink that I have been ordering in this venue since August 1997. The bar man... More 

Thank Twilight_Writer
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in the top 10% of reviewers in my home town, I feel that I am in a good enough position to recommend the best breakfast in town. Well this is it folks! Handy tip, go through the week for free tea/coffee included (taps nose ;-)). If you come on a stag and stay nearby you should head here for... More 

Thank kmb182uk1
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have recently held a birthday gathering at Cafe Tabac and couldn't have asked or wished for better I booked the private area where I was able to show a film our pre booked wines and decorations was all ready for our arrival. The manager I spoke with Lucy could not have been more friendly and accommodating. All the staff... More 

Thank JMR39Liverpool
Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with friends for brunch and I can say this is one of the most enjoyable full English meals I have had. Food was really nice and staff were very attentive.

Thank claudiasimmons
Level Contributor
56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the food doesn't come within a few minutes. This is GOOD. It's being cooked not blasted. Staff lovely but not overly in your face. Also GOOD. Nice and relaxed. It's been open for 40 years and I expect it'll be open for another 40 plus. Thanks for a great breakfast/club sandwich and friendly staff. Will be back of course.

Thank lilsuz
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went with mum for breakfast on a Sunday and got there about 11:30. Although busy, there were a half dozen tables for us to choose from so sat in a booth down the back. It took about 10 minutes for our orders to be taken but our drinks arrived quickly. Then it took another 45 minutes for our food to... More 

Thank Amelia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Cafe, British, Bar, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 709 9502
Cafe Tabac is a small, family run restaurant located at the top of Liverpool's notorious Bold Street. Opening in 1974, Tabac (as it's known locally) provides high quality food, drinks and service from 9am right up until 1am everyday.

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