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Southport's best cup of coffee!

The votes are in and the best brew in Southport, as voted by you, is......Tapper’s café on Union Street!

It is a timely win as this week Tapper’s celebrates 7 glorious years on Southport and they have gone from strength and earned a place in people’s hearts.

Here are the top five in full:


The ballot papers were counted and the winner came out as this brilliant café, run by sisters Sarah and Catherine. Celebrating seven successful years in Southport, Tapper’s has become a much-loved hidden gem that deserves a place in your heart! They serve a brilliant cup of coffee in a gorgeous setting, with a friendly welcoming team. Aside from the great coffee, what else can you expect? A menu packed with delicious food cooked fresh using local ingredients including their trademark bagels (which are something else) and wonderful, fresh, filling salads. Did we mention the cakes? Oh the cakes. Just take a look at their Facebook photo feed or Instagram and we defy you not to want to head straight round there​​

A Great Little Place

A close second in the vote was A Great Little Place. This award-winning café works to make a positive difference to people with Autism. Serving up locally roasted artisan coffee delivered by trained baristas and expertly made by their own blend of traditional flame roasted coffee beans from Fair Trade providers across the world. And you have options – visit their bustling Hoghton Street branch for lunch, get coffee to go from their deli on London Street or relax at their Ramada Hotel branch during the summer months (our got to meeting spot – any excuse). As they say, great coffee, great food and for a great cause – could you ask for any more?


Yes, we know they do gin. We love the gin. But head to Remedy in the morning begore gin o’clock and you will be greeted by a bank of amazing handmade cakes – all to be enjoyed with an amazing coffee. Did you know they do take away? Break the habit of grabbing your pre-work caffeine fix from the same old chain across the road – Remedy will see you right (We’re all about keeping it independent after all). With a new chef on-board and an exciting new menu coming Remedy is definitely far more than the gin.

Le Boulevard

Le Boulevard, the #3 Southport restaurant on Trip Advisor, is a brilliant little place in Cambridge Arcade, that if you have been passing but not stopping in you are missing out on. Run by friendly owners offering personal service and delicious handmade food, Le Boulevard will win you over instantly. People watch from their outdoor seating and watch the world pass by with a fresh coffee or enjoy a superb lunch in cosy surroundings.

The Plant Academy

Brand new to Southport and nominated as a strong contender to become a firm favourite in town. Using natural, plant based ingredients and offering an unrivalled range of vegan and organic drinks and dishes this is the place to go for a healthy, clean eating alternative. New things to try include Matcha Green Tea or oat milk lattes! Both pique our interest. With almond, soy and organic milk options and using local suppliers Crosby Coffee, this bright modern bistro in Southport Market Hall is a very welcome addition to Southport’s burgeoning café culture.

We also recommend

There are so many other options for caffeine lovers just waiting to be discovered. Some of our favourites include…. Lord’s Café Bar have great outdoor seating for the summer months to watch the world go by and look out for live acts and events. Nostalgia Tea Rooms and Kings Gardens Tea Rooms both do traditional afternoon teas and coffees with homemade cakes and scones in pretty, elegant surroundings. Heart & Soul café on Scarisbrick Avenue is a really surprising little find with a warm community feeling, supporting good causes. Pudding & Pie in Wayfarer’s is a great spot for a relaxed coffee in the elegance of the Victorian Arcade and Cranberries in Cambridge Walks is also well worth a visit. For cakes and indulgent luxury with your coffee, head to Lilibets of Paris. Last but not least, The Bakery in The Atkinson serves up enormous coffees in a great environment – no need to be heading to a show, pop in anytime and soak up the culture with a fresh coffee!

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