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Rubens Coffee Shop

The Colonnades | The Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AN, England
+44 151 707 7909
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“pancakes” (29 reviews)
“pancake stack” (4 reviews)
“paninis” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
The Colonnades | The Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must breakfast at Rubens on liveeppool albeit docks, eggs Benedict are amazing and bacon toatie and lovely pancakes, latte was great , a defo place to come great price and more seats round back .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank K6130RYjuliee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Rubens for the first time would recommend nice place for a snack and a good cup of coffee and the staff are welcoming and friendly

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carolbilly1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in Rubens as it was getting cold outside for a coffee and cake . Thought it was a bit grubby and staff didn’t know how to operate the till . Coffee and cake was fine though probably wouldn’t visit again

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Jimpendrigh
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Called in for lunch time coffee and snack. Superb coffee and excellent choice of snacks. I had the Double Dutch pancake prepared by a New Zealand cook, Hamish, thus the title. It was top class, but be hungry ! Staff are excellent, bit chaotic but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AirlieJock
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick snack for my 11 year old son who saw the pancakes advertised and wanted to go in! Very fast service and pleasant staff! My son had the pancake stack with maple syrup which he thoroughly enjoyed! Really good prices too!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We just stopped in before a rainstorm and had coffee while we waited out the storm inside. Excellent and very fast service. They have a nice view of Albert Dock and you can watch the Seagulls fight for table scraps on the dock.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank joycep883
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Pretty much what my header says. Waited 35 minutes for 2 hot chocolates. Told them we were sat outside. After 39 minutes went in and asked where they were and the lass behind the counter said she'd just thrown them away as she thought we'd...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MickyWilliams1210
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Friendly welcome, invited to choose what we wanted for breakfast and order. I had double pancake with bacon and more. My other half had an omelette. All good. Glad we chose here rather than one of the chain offerings...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jb100258
Reviewed 30 September 2018

How can a restaurant get a pancake so wrong , after a 30 minute wait there happy to serve a plate of raw dough, awfull, at least they refunded the cost.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rob K
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We dropped in to this lovely café on our way to take the ferry cross the Mersey and it was very clean and tidy but they were quite expensive.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ballamerand
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30 July 2017|
Response from DaveTrowbridge123 |
Unfortunatly yes, our stock supervisor has just checked and it appears to only be boxes of bread and various citrus preserves
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Colonnades | The Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 707 7909
  • E-mail
A friendly and small, family run coffee shop based in the Albert dock with plenty of character and incredible sea views. Focused on great coffee and simple, classic food done properly. Our coffee beans are locally blended at our roastery just across the Mersey and our classic Rubens blend is sourced from 100% Arabica high roast beans originating from Columbia and Honduras, to make a delicious continental taste suitable for all.
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