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Top 10 Cafes in The Albert Dock Liverpool 

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a break from all the Liverpool sightseeing, or hoping to start the day off with a delicious freshly cooked breakfast, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Albert Dock. 

The Royal Albert Dock is lined with cafes, casual eateries and coffee shops, serving everything from hot drinks, freshly prepared snacks and hearty dishes. Here is our guide of the top 10 (listed alphabetically) cafes in Albert Dock.

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Burnt Milk Hotel

££ | Cocktails Cafe & Wine Shop | Open 10.30-10 pm Thurs | 10.30-12 am Fri – Sat | 11-8pm Sun

Tucked away in the corner of the Albert Dock Liverpool is Burnt Milk Hotel, a quirky little cafe come cocktail bar and bottle shop. Grab a cup of Heart and Graft coffee to accompany your freshly made pastry. Or visit during lunch for seasonal dishes and bar snacks made using locally sourced ingredients. 

If you are lucky with the weather, we recommend sitting in the Anchor Courtyard, which the venue shares alongside Madre. You can expect to enjoy live music and a vibrant atmosphere during those sunny weekends. 

Check out their instagram for latest events including wine tasting, live music and so much more!

Burnt Milk Hotel Liverpool Albert Dock

Costa Coffee

£ | Cafe | Open 8.30-7pm Mon – Fri | 8.30-9pm Sat – Sun

This coffeehouse chain is situated on the Riverside of dock (near the Tate) and serves up a range of hot drinks, sandwiches and cakes. There is cosy seating and a small number of outdoor tables available.

A perfectly adequate spot for a quick coffee or bite to eat, however, we’d strongly encourage you to check out the fantastic local independent cafes and restaurants, where you’ll no doubt find much better quality for your money. 

Docklands Fish & Chips Restaurant

£ | Takeaway/Casual DIning | Open 11-7pm  Mon-Sun

Technically more of a fast food joint than cafe, but definitely deserves a mention. The world famous Docklands Fish & Chips is worth a stop off for anybody looking to fill up on some freshly cooked comfort food.

Docklands Fish & Chips Albert Dock Liverpool

This highly rated chip shop serves a range of generously portioned takeaway dishes and always appears to be a popular choice when passing by. Stop by and enjoy the view in the outdoor seating area, or order to takeaway and enjoy your food whilst wandering around the dock. Check out our top 10 things to do in the Albert Dock  to be sure you catch all the main sights during your visit.

The Fab 4 Cafe

£ | Cafe | Open 9.30 – 4.30pm Sun- Fri | 9.30- 6pm Sat

The Fab 4 Cafe Albert Dock venue is situated within the Beatles Story attraction. Although we would definitely recommend you check out the museum, you don’t need to visit the main exhibition to stop by the cafe. You’ll find a range of reasonably priced pastries, sandwiches and hot dishes on offer. The Fab 4 Cafe also offers afternoon tea for £20pp, but be sure to book in advance before visiting. 

Their sister site can be found at the Pier Head Mersey ferry terminal. 

Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen

££ | Coffeehouse/Restaurant Open 9-6pm Sun-Thurs 9-7pm Fri-Sat

This small, but very popular  family run business serves some delicious, freshly prepared dishes using locally sourced ingredients. The venue is warm and welcoming and the varied menu has something to suit all tastes and dietary needs. You can expect to find some tasty savoury and sweet options on the breakfast menu, with a choice of tipples to accompany your food. If visiting for lunch you can choose from a range of burgers, flatbreads and main dishes, with lots of veggie options to choose from.

Porters Cafe 

£ | Coffeehouse | Open daily from 9am

Porters Cafe is the perfect place for a quick refreshment break whilst exploring the Albert Dock. Reenergise with some freshly ground coffee and cake, or if visiting in the morning, set yourself up for a day of adventure with the home cooked breakfasts. 

Porters Albert Dock Liverpool

Quayside Cafe

£ | Cafe | Open Tues- Sun 10-3.45pm

Situated on the ground floor of the Maritime Museum, the cafe serves a range of hot food, sandwiches, cakes and drinks. This is the perfect place to stop for some light refreshments, especially if visiting the museum itself. There is outdoor seating available overlooking the Albert Dock.

Rough Handmade

£ | Cafe/Bakery | Open 7.30-4pm Mon-Fri | 8.30-4pm Sat-Sun 

Rough Handmade is a boutique bakery selling a range of pastries, loaves and savoury treats which are all baked fresh on site daily. 

Rough Handmade Liverpool Albert Dock

We’re not exaggerating when we say these pastries are the best around and if you plan to visit, you’ll want to get there early (particularly on weekends or bank holidays) as this little eatery is super popular and is known to sell out of its tastiest goods by late morning. Please note the closing times above may vary, as this popular venue has been known to close its doors early once all the goodies have sold out. 

Their hot chocolate and freshly made sandwiches are equally as delicious, so if you can’t get your hands on a particular pastry, fear not as there will still be something tasty to be eaten.

Pastry Rough Handmade Albert Dock

Seating is very limited both in and outside this small but mighty eatery, so we recommend buying your food and enjoying it elsewhere around the Albert Dock (or take a seat outside one of the nearby restaurants if they have not yet opened). 

Top tip: If you have a sweet tooth try the Dulce de Leche and thank us later…


£ | Coffee Shop | Open 8.30-4pm Mon -Thurs | 8.30-5pm Fri- Sun 

Rubens is a local independent coffee shop that has found success across its ever growing number of venues. Rubens is the perfect pit stop break for visitors enjoying the sights of the Albert Dock. 

Rubens Coffee Shop Albert Dock Liverpool

Expect to find premium roasted coffee, breakfasts, soups and cakes, alongside alcoholic beverages, milkshakes and more. The prices are pretty reasonable in comparison to some of the bigger name coffee shops and the menu is much more varied.  

Top tip: Grab a blanket and dine al fresco in the outdoor seating area overlooking the dock. 

Tate Cafe

£ | Cafe | Open daily 10-5.50pm (currently RIBA North venue only)

*Please note the Tate Albert Dock site is temporarily closed for refurbishment. The cafe operating at the RIBA North venue is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. 

Tate Liverpool Cafe

The cafe at the Tate Liverpool is a bright and airy space where guests can stop by to enjoy soup, pastries, cakes and more. There is a children’s menu on offer and Tate members can enjoy a 10% discount on their bill. 

Wherever you choose to visit, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed with freshly prepared food and expertly blended coffee. If you’d like to liven things up with a drink or two, be sure to check out our guide to the top 10 bars and pubs in the Albert Dock. For those after a more formal affair, give our guide to the top 10 restaurants in the Albert Dock a read.

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