10 best cafés for studying in Liverpool



92 Degrees Coffee Liverpool

Needless to say as a student in Liverpool, you'll be hitting the books a fair bit. And while the libraries at LJMU are fantastic places to study, every now and then you need a different environment to help you get your head down, tackle your writer's block and get those creative juices flowing. So pack your bag and head to some of the best study spaces in Liverpool. You'll find free Wi-Fi, plug sockets, and perhaps most importantly, coffee. These are perfect places to study in our opinion, but if we've left your favourite out, drop us a line or leave a comment.

Mother Espresso

As the name of this coffee shop suggests, Mother Espresso is the place to come for a good, strong coffee. Great if you’ve been spending a few late nights in the library and that deadline is just around the corner. Tucked away behind Bold Street, Mother Espresso is one of the quieter working spaces in the city centre, making it a favourite for students and freelancers.

82 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
10 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus, 20 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

Filter and Fox

Just two minutes away from Liverpool ONE shopping centre, Filter and Fox is a great place to get stuck into that essay and maybe treat yourself to a shopping spree once you're done. Home to one of the best cups of tea in Liverpool, you can keep the tea flowing as you write, all while enjoying the beautiful interiors.

27 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5AP
15 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus and LJMU City Campus

Thoughtfully Cafe - Liverpool

Thoughtfully Café (formerly Cow & Co)

A favourite among Liverpool’s creatives, Thoughtfully Café is a small spot near Liverpool ONE with seating spread over two floors. Plug in your laptop and tackle that project while you fuel up on snacks. Maybe take a walk around the Albert Dock, just over the road, to clear your head.

15 Cleveland Square, Liverpool, L1 5BE
15 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant campus and a 20 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

Small Fish Cafe Liverpool

Small Fish in a Big Pond

Small Fish in a Big Pond is one of the smallest of Liverpool’s best study spaces, but being a hidden gem there’s always space for you and your books. Pop in for a warm bowl of fresh soup or a slice of vegan cake and stroll along the nearby Liverpool waterfront when you need a break.

16 Water Street, Oriel Chambers, Liverpool, L2 8TD
20 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus and a 15 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

Café Lucaya

Having opened in 2018, Café Lucaya remains under the radar as one of Liverpool’s best places to work and study. Enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast and gaze out at the impressive architecture in Liverpool’s commercial district while you read those papers.

Tower Building, 22 Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1BH
20 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus and a 15 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

Leaf Liverpool

Leaf

Leaf is a Liverpool institution. It's a student’s dream working space during the day and transforms into one of Liverpool’s most popular bars of an evening. Come down with your books and order from the vast tea menu and before you know it, you’ll look up from your screen to realise Leaf has shifted to its alter ego after dark. But that’s okay, LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library is just five minutes away.

65-67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ
10 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus and a 15 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

Garden Cafe - study space

The Garden at FACT

If you like Leaf’s famous teas but you prefer a quiet place to study, try The Garden at FACT. Situated inside FACT Gallery and Picturehouse, this lofty but cosy space will help clear your head to allow the ideas to flow. The food is delicious so settle down for a full day of studying in this cool Liverpool café.

88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
10 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus and a 20 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

92 Degrees

In the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, 92 Degrees coffee shop is always full of students and academics alike, so you can soak up the intellectual atmosphere. This is a great location for students interested in culture, as Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, Everyman Theatre, Metropolitan Cathedral and Liverpool Cathedral are all within a five-minute stroll.

24 Hardman Street, Liverpool, L1 9AX
5 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus and a 20 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

The Bluecoat

The Bluecoat is the oldest building in Liverpool city centre making it a must-see for any students interested in history. Inside the Grade 1 listed building, there's a gallery, artists’ studios, independent stores and a quiet café for you to sit and work in, while tucking into their affordable food and drink – don't leave without trying the Frenchie, sourdough French toast with cheese topping.

8 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT
10 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus and a 15 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

Root Cafe Liverpool

Root

Not only does Root have excellent coffee, but also lots of plug sockets and charging points, plus free Wi-Fi for all of your devices. Located on the edge of Liverpool ONE shopping centre, this is a popular place for students and locals alike, so get there early to find your perfect study spot.

52 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 4AF
10 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus and a 15 minute walk from LJMU City Campus


There are so many more great study spots in Liverpool. Flick through the pages of the LJMU City Guide below to discover more about this fantastic city.

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