Read about our favourite places to stop for a coffee and a chat.

Wirral has an abundance of coffee houses where you can stop off for a refreshing brew and a chat. Read about some of our Care Professionals' favourites in this post.

A unique insight on what our Care Professionals see as ten great cafés to visit around Wirral

Wirral is a beautiful and diverse peninsula, which has an abundance of places to visit and socialise. Tea rooms have been the staple meeting place for over two hundred years, but in more recent years, there has been a rise in the number of coffee shops opening in our towns and villages, where you can sit and chat with friends and family, or just chill out by yourself and read a book, newspaper, or magazine.

Home Instead Wirral’s Community Engagement Team, get to meet many people around Wirral on a weekly basis, which involves dropping in at many of the peninsula’s coffee shops (and tea rooms) when they’re out meeting people.

Whilst many of us look to TrustPilot for a source of opinion, here’s a unique insight on what they see as ten great cafés to visit around Wirral. They’re listed below in no particular order.

1 Fleur Ashley Tea Rooms, Wallasey Village

Located in the heart of Wallasey Village, Fleur Ashley Tea Room is a firm local favourite where you can enjoy the long-standing British tradition of afternoon tea in a fine China cup. Wrapped in a friendly atmosphere, the tea rooms also offer an extensive range of coffees, breakfasts, lunches, cream teas, homemade cakes, and scones. The staff are friendly, welcoming, and happy to let you watch them baking their wonderful scones. What’s not to like?

If you’re pushed for time, then there’s a take-out option too.


2. Claremont Farm Café and Farm Shop, Clatterbridge

One of Wirral’s finest, Claremont Farm café offers a wonderful experience. There’s a fantastic range of seasonal dishes, with everything being made in-house from fresh local produce. The menu offers a range of flavourful and enjoyable food, freshly cooked by the in-house team of chefs. The Eggs Benedict is an absolute treat.

It would be remiss not to visit the adjoining farm shop whilst you’re there. The range of local produce and homemade products is wonderful, meaning you can take a little of the experience with you, to enjoy at home. There’s also a fantastic Seafood Shack outside.


3. Hannah’s, West Kirby

Hannah’s is discreetly tucked away in Acacia Grove, just off The Crescent in the heart of West Kirby. Much more than a coffee shop, Hannah’s provides a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment, which is every bit as good as the menu.

It’s a place offering everything from a quick coffee, freshly made by the barista, to a nice brunch or afternoon tea. There’s also a great range of freshly cooked food and homemade cakes to choose from.


4. Home Coffee, Oxton Village

Set in a former bakery in the heart of the leafy Oxton Village, Home offers a welcoming experience with a wonderful range of coffees, teas, and homemade food using ingredients from local suppliers wherever possible. Everything is prepared and cooked from scratch, to order.

Being set in a former bakery makes this popular café feel just a little unique, partly due to its charming architecture and tasteful décor. The staff make for a welcoming and friendly atmosphere at any time of year, and in colder weather, the lit open fire certainly warms the soul as much as the wonderful homemade soups.


5. The Quirky Café, Hoylake

The Quirky Café offers everything from hot and cold drinks to a full breakfast menu. The café provides a warm and inviting experience with its friendly staff.

Much more than a café, this is a place for everyone in the Hoylake community. Quirky is at the heart of community, hosting regular craft workshops, including during the school holidays for children and in the evenings for adults. They engage with the local community in a broader sense and really try to provide a community centred culture. It’s a great place to visit.


6. Blue Bicycle, Neston

A charming coffee house/café located in Neston’s High Street, with an additional outside seating area at the rear. The Blue Bicycle is family owned and operated with a culinary pedigree.

Owner, Paul, has over thirty years’ experience in catering – including time spent as a head chef at a Chester hotel. He operates the Blue Bicycle with daughter Sophie, who brings her years of hospitality experience to café. Between them they have created a charming atmosphere, with a great menu and an overall lovely experience.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional English or Continental breakfast, a light lunch or tea and cake, or a vegetarian dish, it’s all here. They have a wonderful range of ‘Ginger Cat’ coffee, which they describe as offering a perfect partnership. The Blue Bicycle has something for everyone.


7. Benty Farm Tea Rooms, Thurstaston

Based on a small farmstead on Thurstaston Common, this unique café offer views over the gently rolling landscape of north-west Wirral. Benty Farm is popular with locals and regular visitors to Thurstaston alike.

There’s a wide range of locally sourced seasonal food and drinks, from a homemade menu where the food is freshly prepared to order. Benty Farm offers a wide range of homemade cakes and freshly baked scones, and its locally famous ‘Guinness Cake’, which won a Great Taste Award from the Guild of Fine Food. A take-out tea service is also available six days a week, for those who just want to indulge in the lovely locally sourced and made foods.


8. Sister Café, Heswall

By design, this is everything but your big chain coffee shop experience. Heswall’s Sister Café offers something for everyone, whether it’s a morning coffee or an afternoon snack.

There’s a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere, with friendly staff and a great menu. The cookie bars are firm favourite, as are the Chai Latte.  There’s also the excellent range of guest coffees to choose from.


9. Elephant Lounge, Parkgate

Starting from humble beginnings in Neston, the Elephant Coffee experience gathered momentum and soon branched out with the larger Elephant Lounge opening on Parkgate parade.

A unique and charming atmosphere, its earthy/rustic décor is enhanced by its open frontage overlooking the beautiful marshlands to north Wales, and private rear garden.

The Elephant Coffee house is universally popular with locals and visitors alike. The staff are welcoming and friendly, and it’s dog friendly too – there’s even a dog board where you can post a photo of your family pooch. This is a great location to chill out with friends and family after a stroll along Parkgate’s parade.

There’s a great range of coffee, bagels, cakes, paninis, and stone baked pizza available. Elephant is also a licenced premise with a good range of popular beers, making it a popular evening venue too.


10. Baked, Frankby

Located at the Larton Livery stables in Frankby, Baked offers another unique experience in Wirral. It is an independent café offering great coffee and good food to the local community. It has a homely feel, and the service is excellent. Also popular with regulars is the resident sausage dog, Elvis, who keeps customers entertained on most days.

If your passion is horses or not, Baked is a great place to visit. There’s an excellent  menu with everything from cakes to burgers, with great coffee, teas, smoothies, and a ranger of summer drinks available. It has something for everyone. So, saddle up and get on down.