Best cafes to work from in Liverpool

Saturday, 18 November 2023

I find myself spending more and more time in Liverpool, UK recently and sometimes there’s nothing more enjoyable than finding a cafe to hole up in to do some casual coding or cosying up with a coffee and getting stuck into a new book. Normally, when I’m heading somewhere I like to check out some websites and blogs to find some hidden gems, but in Liverpools case it was pretty difficult to find a good round up. I’m not saying this is the holy bible of Liverpool cafes but a teeny list of some of my favourites that hopefully you can stumble upon and enjoy. If you are a Liverpool local and have any recommendations please do let me know and I’ll check them out and add them to the list.

Mother Espresso

By far my favourite spot in Liverpool to hang out, have a coffee and spend a chilled Saturday. Hidden in the adjascent street to Bold street, Mother Espresso doesn’t get overwhelmingly busy (looking at you Leaf) the coffee is exceptional and if you’re feeling a little peckish the food isn’t something to gloss over either. The staff are a great bunch and on occassion you might catch some university students having a casual game of chess in the corner. If you’re looking for a place to work from, Mother Espresso is a great all rounder in my opinion.

Bold Street Coffee

Another favourite of mine is Bold Street Coffee, as the name suggests it’s located on Bold Street and is a great place to grab a coffee and do some work. In general it’s a little busier than Mother Espresso on a Saturday so I normally head there late afternoon when the brunch crowd dies down, but through the week you’ll be fine. If you do fancy a bite to eat for brunch their menu is well worth checking out, I need to eat there more myself to be honest

Ryde Cafe in the Baltic Triangle

A little out of the centre towards the Baltic Triangle is Ryde Cafe, an absolute gem in my opinion and seemingly overlooked by a lot of people. Their chorizo mac and cheese is one of the best (if not the best) I’ve ever had and it won’t break the bank either. Additionally, as the name might suggest, they also have a bike shop attached to the cafe so if you are needing a quick repair or a new bike it’s a great place to check out.

92 Degrees Coffee

92 Degrees coffee is a fairly new addition to this list, you get the feeling they are pretty popular with university students and the like, with a long co-working table at the back of the cafe and stools lined up against the window. The coffee is slight pricier than I was expecting, but well worth the gallon that gets brought over!