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Our Guide To The Best Liverpool Cafes For Students

May 9th 2024

Liverpool is one of the UK’s most popular cities for university go-ers with a student population of roughly 70,000, so it’s no surprise that the café culture is huge here. During your student years, cafes can be a great alternative to the library, providing you with a relaxing place to crack on with the task at hand and enjoy a sweet treat. 

Whilst there are tons of Liverpool cafes to choose from, it can be difficult to determine the student-friendly hotspots, but not to worry, that’s where we come in handy. Here at X1, we’re here to provide you with the inside scoop on where to head to when you’re craving a caffeine fix. 

The best part about exploring all of the cafes that Liverpool has to offer is that they’re on the doorstep of our properties, so you don’t have to venture far from your student flat. Carry on reading to discover your new favourite venues! 

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Bekas Cafe 

Looking for a cosy independent coffee shop? We urge you to take a visit to Bekas Cafe, Liverpool’s first Kurdish café, serving an array of hot drinks, patisseries, pastries and cakes.  

This independent gem is only a short walk away from three of our student properties on London Road, making it a convenient place to head to for a study session.

When it comes to finding something tasty to munch upon whilst working away, there’s the likes of Kurdish breakfasts, filling Mezze platters or grilled halloumi sandwiches. 

For the coffee lovers, there’s vanilla lattes, mochas, iced hazelnut lattes and more to choose from here, and the staff are super friendly, so you’re bound to love it as much as us! 

 

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Bold Street Coffee

If you’re searching for an award winning café in the heart of the city, Bold Street Coffee is the place to go. 

Situated just a few minutes walk away from X1 Liverpool One, this little gem offers specialty coffee, freshly made sandwiches, all day breakfast and lunches, and sweet treats.

With plenty of comfy couches and a cosy fireplace, this place is ideal for grabbing some delicious lunch and a cuppa before fueling yourself up for your next study session.

There tends to be a quiet and casual atmosphere during the week here, but do note it tends to get busier on weekends! 

92 Degrees 

Whilst studying in Liverpool, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the best study spots to head to, and a personal favourite of ours is 92 Degrees. 

Situated right in the heart of the Baltic Triangle, this vibrant cafe is perfect for those after a change of scenery. 

Popular amongst students and digital nomads alike thanks to their brightly lit venue, free W-Fi and fantastic menu, this place should be on your radar. 

On a brighter day, you can even sit outside and soak up the sunshine whilst enjoying their specialty chai latte and peanut butter brownies! 

 

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Mother Espresso

Located tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, Mother Espresso is a Wood Street gem. 

This vibrant hub is renowned for their specialty coffee, herbal teas and extensive brunch menu, drawing in crowds every day of the week. 

The venue is surprisingly spacious with plenty of plugs so you can crack on with your all-important assignments.

They even have a variety of refreshing cocktails on the menu, so you can treat yourself after working hard! 

 

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Locklocks 

For those looking for a new place to eat, study and hit the books, Lovelocks should be your first port of call. 

This tranquil cafe is based on Old Haymarket, less than 10-minute walk from the Central Library and the city’s university campuses, making it a prime spot for those after a coffee break.

Their extensive menu features a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options so you’re bound to find some tasty food which suits your budget and preferences.

The best part? Lovelocks is a part of our X1 Loyalty Card program, meaning all of our Liverpool based tenants can make the most of 10% off their bill! 

Arts Bar Baltic

If catching up with your uni friends over a bite to eat is what you’re after, you should definitely take a visit to Arts Bar Baltic. 

This buzzing cafe bar is infamous for its live music program and late night tipples, but it’s also a great place to head to during the day too. 

With an array of light bites and small plates on the menu, along with flavoured teas, hot chocolates, and coffees, this venue is a great place to unwind in between studying. 

X1 residents can grab an exclusive 10% discount here on all food and drinks, so be sure to take a visit to experience it for yourself! 

 

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Rococo Coffee House 

When you can’t face the university library, Rococo Coffee House is the ultimate alternative.

Located adjacent to Liverpool ONE, Rococo is sure to impress you with their freshly roasted coffee, homemade cakes, brunch and lunch dishes. 

This place has plenty of character with cute décor, a cosy fireplace and two floors of seating, so you’ll have the dream study space.

If things weren’t already convenient, they offer all day breakfasts and are open until 6pm every day of the week, so make sure to take a visit! 


There we have it, our comprehensive guide to the best Liverpool cafes for students. With cafes dotted around every corner of the city, you’ll have tons of options for a quiet place to study! 

Don’t forget when you choose X1 as your student accommodation provider, you’ll have a designated study space within your apartment, and can benefit from all-inclusive bills. 

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