Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s only right that you treat yourself to something delicious.
Here in Liverpool, we’re home to some incredible restaurants and bars which serve the most creative cocktails and dishes, but what about breakfast?
From the classic full English to pancakes and smoothie bowls, we’ve created a definitive list of all the best places you can get a delicious breakfast in the city centre. So, whether you’re trying to cure your hangover, or just want to start your day right, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect breakfast you for.
East Avenue Bakehouse
East Avenue Bakehouse on Bold Street is a culinary delight open morning, noon and night. Baking their own bread and serving an array of delicious breakfast offerings, this is the place to be on a bleary-eyed Sunday morning.
If you’re in need for a fulfilling brekky but want to try something a little different from a Full English, then why not opt for The Ultimate – a herbed trencher bread topped with local black pudding, bacon lardons, plum tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.
Leaf is the go-to tea shop on Bold Street and a haven for food lovers across the region.
Their unique approach to breakfast includes a veggie and vegan breakfast, cinnamon toast, eggs avocado and the Leaf breakfast sandwich. Their breakfast sandwich is a delicious mix of smoked bacon, sausage, halloumi, egg, mushroom, black pudding, roast tomato, potato croquet and baked beans all sandwiched on a delicious slice of bread or toast.
We recommend trying their delicious American Style Pancakes which come complete with maple syrup, Greek yoghurt and a delightful blueberry compote.
The Brunch Club
Serving brunch till 9 pm every day, this revolutionary restaurant is dedicated to all things breakfast.
We’re talking specialist cocktails, perfect eggs and stacked pancakes for the ultimate brunch hangout spot. With distressed leather couches, high breakfast style tables and an outdoor seating area, if brunch is your favourite meal of the day then we suggest heading to The Brunch Club to get your fix.
Their Eggs Royal is a delicious choice any time of the day, served on a toasted muffin, enjoy Severn & Wye smoked salmon, soft poached egg, optional spinach and hollandaise sauce.
Castle St Townhouse
Castle St Townhouse is a charming eatery hidden in Liverpool’s bustling business district.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Castle St Townhouse caters for us all, their delicious breakfast offerings are served until midday and range from the unusual sweetcorn & courgette fritters with avocado, tomato and bacon to the more ordinary three egg omelette.
A speciality on their menu is the remarkable breakfast afternoon tea with fresh pastries, eggs on toast and fresh fruit.
Love Thy Neighbour
Love Thy Neighbour is Liverpool’s healthy eating hotspot, with Avocado is Bae spawned across the exterior wall, a whitewashed interior and leafy ceiling, this may be the most Instagrammed café in the city.
Serving smoothie bowls to all day breakfast and Cali toast, there is certainly something for you here. To go with your breakfast, why not opt for a fresh juice of carrot and apple, orange or even a turmeric latte.
We suggest opting for a delicious acai bowl from their smoothie bowl menu, with banana, blueberries, apple and acai berry with granola and mint for a delicious yet fulfilling health kick breakfast.
Filter & Fox
Filter & Fox resides on Duke Street, just moments from the shopping district of Liverpool One and is a welcome escape from the madness of the shopping district.
This tranquil hideaway will happily feed you from breakfast and coffee at 8 am all the way through to light sandwiches at lunch and small plates & cocktails till closing.
The small but satisfactory breakfast menu includes classics such as bacon sandwiches, salmon & cream cheese bagel and homemade granola with yoghurt and season berry compote.
Café Tabac is one of Liverpool’s original cafés nestled at the top of Bold Street and aptly names itself ‘Bold Street’s Original Bohemian Hangout’.
This iconic trendy café has been fuelling the people of Liverpool since 1974 and is famed for its delicious breakfasts, varied cocktail menu and friendly staff.
Their simple yet well thought out menu includes all the classics you’d ever need such as a Full English, poached eggs on toast and scrambled eggs with salmon. Tabac are known for their fry up, and it’s no surprise why.
We couldn’t create a breakfast guide without including the all-American & Canadian pancake house that is Moose Coffee. Located on Dale Street, Moose offers a unique diner experience for those who love a big breakfast.
They do serve other breakfast dishes aside from pancakes and waffles including the Mighty Moose, One Eyed Moose and Double Dutch.
If you do like your pancakes, then why not opt for the Moose American Pancakes, a stack of fluffy, homemade pancakes topped with a whole range of delicious goodness including Nutella, ice cream or bacon. For waffle lovers, why not try the gingerbread waffles served with berry compote, banana butter, maple & cream for the ultimate breakfast treat.
Bold Street Coffee
Bold Street Coffee is a quaint coffee shop located in the heart of Liverpool’s independent quarter. Serving divine coffee’s and a range of ever-changing small plates, you’ll need to be quick if you see something you like at here.
Their menu changes regularly and not just with the seasons, but you will always find some of the classics on offer. One stand out breakfast dish was a delightful chorizo potato hash, poached egg & sriracha hollandaise, the perfect kick to your early mornings.
Hanover Street Social
Hanover Street Social is the perfect breakfast spot for those in the city centre.
Located within close proximity to Liverpool One and numerous hotels, this all-day brasserie and bar is a perfect choice.
Their brunch menu includes delights such as eggs benedict, French toast with cinnamon sugar and berries and fish finger sandwiches.
If you’re loving avocado, then we’re sure you’ll appreciate the poached eggs & avocado on sourdough for the perfect healthy breaky.
The Bastion Bar & Restaurant
The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is a brilliant restaurant located within The Shankly Hotel on Victoria Street.
Browse some of Bill Shankly’s most prized possessions including contracts, letters to and from his fan and even his world-famous tracksuit.
The breakfast menu at The Bastion includes a whole range of delicious dishes to kick start your day including a classic full English, a hot and cold buffet so you can pick and choose what you fancy or a delightful warm waffle with mixed fruit salad.
If you’re up early and exploring the beautiful Albert Dock and waterfront, then a trip to Brasco is ideal.
Situated just below Mann Island, the black building on Pier Head, and just moments from the cities greatest museums, you’ll find this quaint lounge hidden from it all.
Brunch is served until 10 pm so you can enjoy bacon, eggs and pancakes all day long! Why not try their Lounge Eggs; a toasted English muffin topped with spinach, perfectly poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
If you love freshly made bread then you need to head to the Baltic Bakehouse just out of the city centre for the perfect loaf and delicious breakfast.
You’ll need to be early though as by 10 am, the Baltic Bakehouse is busy and you may struggle to get a seat!
Opt for a delicious freshly made slice of bread topped with a range of condiments, eggs, bacon or avocado or if you’re in need of a little treat, check out their counter of freshly made cakes and pastries, paired with a fresh cappuccino, you’ve got yourself a real winner.
Located in the Baltic Triangle area of the city, Unit 51 is a café serving the very best food & coffee from some of Liverpool’s finest suppliers.
With a full English breakfast, eggs benedict and a range of freshly made pastries including a Nutella and strawberry croissant, there really is nowhere else you need to go for the most important meal of the day.
Open from 8.30am until 6 pm you can enjoy the delights of Unit 51.
Often hailed as ‘the best breakfast in the city’, The Shiraz is a no-frills café located within Liverpool’s Williamson Square.
If you’re trying to find a breakfast that will sort out a hangover then you need to head to The Shiraz, for just £5.50 you can enjoy a massive full English with all the trimmings and with quick and friendly service, you can’t go wrong.
Set in the cool bohemian Georgian Quarter of Liverpool, just off Hope Street, The Quarter is a trendy brunch spot that was made to be Instagrammed.
Serving a range of classics including The Full Quarter Breakfast, Eggs Royale, delicious smoothies, tasty pastries and toast options, all in the beautiful setting of this restaurant.
We recommend trying the Quarter Granola Pancakes served with berries, honey and yogurt, it’s the perfect way to start your day.
For a hearty and healthy breakfast that will fill you up way past lunch time, Locklocks is the perfect destination.
Located on Old Haymarket, in between Dale Street ’s commercial district and the World Museum ’s cultural quarter, this quirky cafe offers customers yummy porridge with a range of tasty toppings, baked eggs, avocado on toast, plus much more.
It’s also dog friendly, so you can take your pet pooch for a spot of brunch too.
So, there you have some of the best places to enjoy the most important meal of the day. If you’re looking for a healthy guide to Liverpool’s restaurants, then take a look at The Best Healthy Easting Spots in Liverpool.