Mother Espresso, Liverpool | By Mike Lyons
This place is pretty much our first point of call every time we head to Liverpool. Located just a stones throw away from Liverpools famous Bold Street, Mother Espresso has been in operation since 2016 and, rather unsurprisingly, has become one of the City’s hottest spots.
The space itself boasts high ceilings that create an open and airy feel to it. This, combined with industrial fittings throughout and a diverse array of greenery, make the shop a perfect hang out spot. Who knew the industrial-greenhouse vibe would be such a winner?
Fortunately the space is supported by a stellar food and coffee menu, which means you really could spend all day here if you wanted to (we really did try to but the agenda was tight). The guys here always have at least two single origin espressos on offer, alongside favourites such as nitro, cold brew and a selection of batches. Our drink of choice is typically a flat white, which sets us back around £2.80 – a fairly average price for specialty coffee shop and almost certainly viable as a result of the minimalist interior Mother have opted for.
In terms of the food, well, the selection is broad, really broad. Mother have opted for a home-cooking inspired menu that is sure to wow – minimal ingredients, maximum flavour. Their selection of cakes is also worth a look. Actually, forget that. ‘Worth a look’ really doesn’t do these justice. Forget the interior and forget the coffee, if you want one reason to go Mother Espresso, go for the banana bread.
For all those that manage to leave Mother Espresso with enough time left in the day to do something, FACT Art Gallery is conveniently situated just a few doors down and is an immersive creative space that nurtures and develops innovative minds, inspires creativity and supports emerging talents from across the UK. It’s also a great place to wander around whilst you’re working out where to get your next coffee from - and by this we mean when we're out and about, for there isn't much consideration needed for your coffees at home.
About Mike Lyons
Mike Lyons is a Chester based men's fashion and lifestyle blogger. He is man that prides himself on having a palette for a the perfect cup of coffee and a keen eye for the latest fashion attire - a devastating combination. See for yourself here, on Lyon's Instagram.
GUSTATORY (adjective): curating excellence in taste.