North West

Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool

14 October 2010

A brilliant coffee shop. Just the ticket for modish Liverpool.

Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool

The sign says “Liverpool’s best coffee”. My heart tends to sink at the sight of this sort of fluff (claims of “best” anything in anywhere are so rarely true). This time, however, it’s spot on… this actually is the best place for coffee in Liverpool, or at least I’d be somewhat surprised if it isn’t.

Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool

My flat white was wonderful. Beautiful latte art, great taste, perfect temperature, etc etc.

The beans are from highly regarded roastery Has Bean, whose owner (Steve Leighton) turned up for a night of coffee-tasting in a Porsche. Business, it seems, is deservedly good.

Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool

Bold Street Coffee is one long, pale room with tables in the front, benches in the middle and a big table at the back.

For such a big, white-ish place it’s surprisingly warm and comforting. Stuff that adds to the atmosphere includes a turntable and LPs on the counter (brilliant) and a large map of half the world. Anywhere too far north for coffee plantations failed to make the cut.

Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool

The baristas have a passion for coffee and are charming and welcoming to boot. They also offer plenty of food and, of course, non-coffee drinks.

It wasn’t particularly busy but it was a quiet time of day (about 4pm) and it has only been open a few months.

Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool

Liverpudlians’ grand old city has transformed over the last few years, sparked by the designation “European City of Culture” in 2008.

In this cultural hub, Bold Street Coffee, or somewhere similar, was long overdue. Highly recommended.

Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool

Article by Liverpool-based Seven Streets:

89 Bold Street
L1 4HF


We visited on 14 October 2010.

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  • Reply Seamus Dennis 10 November 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Great place check it out.
    Great coffee and a great space to drink it in. My fav is the flat white and a nice brownie.. The sandwiches are really tasty too.

  • Reply Civet Cat Coffee 12 November 2010 at 3:14 am

    “It smells like coffee but doesn’t taste like it.”
    I would love to visit the place and taste that coffee!

  • Reply Ian Parry 15 November 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Top coffee shop! Normally go on a Saturday morning and have a bacon butty and a flat white, followed by a double espresso. The staff are really friendly and helpful.
    Anywhere that has a stack of vinyl and a deck behind the counter as well as superb coffee cant be that bad!!! only wish I lived closer!! 5* place!

  • Reply Karen 16 January 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Great place – they really know what they are doing – their bright red La Marzocco ROCKS.

  • Reply Jen 16 March 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Bold Street Coffee shop has the best staff, atmosphere and cultural hub in town. You will notice on their outer corner, the eye-catching sign which can inspire everyone to get inside. Once you are there, you will never be disappointed. They offer brewed, aromatic and high quality coffee. Not only that, you will enjoy their top seller killer bacon sandwich.

  • Reply Keith 18 July 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Two excellent Flat Whites on Saturday morning. Service staff v helpful and their lethal chocolate brownies kept my 2 young nephews silent as I enjoyed both cups.

  • Reply Andrew Wedgbury 20 December 2012 at 1:48 pm

    What a great looking coffee shop, hope I get to visit some day! The Cuppa Co UK

  • Reply Paula 30 April 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Disappointing soya cappuccino. Little head, not hot enough. Just didn’t cut it in an otherwise groovy joint. Nice ambient tunes from a turntable on the counter.

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