I love a good brunch, it’s one of my favourite ways to spend the weekend with the Mr. Living in the city centre, we’re looking that most places are quite literally on our doorstep, Barley and Beans is even closer than that. So, one lazy Sunday morning we hopped off the doorstep and through the doors to the coffee lounge, in search of warmth, food, good vibes and good times.
Priding themselves on the philosophy that every seat in the house should be a good seat, this passionate little bistro serves breakfast all day, along side lunch and tea, hot drinks, cocktails, in house coffee blends and quality, locally sourced ingredients. Oh I do love me a good independent!
I admit, located in the heart of the student hub of Liverpool, I did think this place was going to be kinda studenty but it’s anything but. It’s a gastronomical delight with cute quirks that put a personal stamp on the place you won’t find elsewhere in the city - shot glasses of M&M’s on every table? I’m sold!
The Mr went for an Apprentice Full English, Fried egg, sausage, grilled tomato, maple streaky bacon, hash brown, baked beans, black pudding and toast. Considering this was the lighter of the full english options there was so much food. He thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the sausage and black pudding, which I tried and had to admit, was delicious.
I went for The Canadian, cinnamon french toast, maple streaky bacon and maple syrup. It was so sweet and so good, I couldn’t get enough of it. I’ve got such a sweet tooth of late and this just hit the spot. I was a little concerned the bacon and syrup might be a little, weird, it’s not a combination I usually go for but I have to admit, it was fantastic, I just could have done with an extra rasher or two (greedy guts!).
Barley and Beans was pretty quiet when we visited, around 11am on a Sunday morning, it was just us and a couple of tourists but everyone seemed to be enjoying their food, there was a great, really relaxed and chilled out atmosphere. I could see this being a great space to go and spend some laptop time or for a brunch catch up with the girls. I’ve got my eye on their Eggs Royale or Pancakes and brunch cocktails the next time I stop by!
What’s your go-to brunch choice?
Until next time,