Lox & Caper

One of the worst aspects of Christmas shopping is finding somewhere reasonably priced without a queue out of the door to ingest greasy sustenance before engaging with crowds of grumpy shoppers again.

Members of the Fry household recently found themselves in exactly this situation during a trip to Liverpool city centre and were relieved and delighted to discover the Lox & Caper on Hanover Street situated in the foyer of the Merseyside Youth Association building.

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First impressions were that the cafe looked clean and bright with a straightforward chalkboard menu. Our bedraggled party was greeted cheerfully and seated and served quickly. There were some delicious looking cakes and pastries on show in the chiller but naturally Dr Fry opted for the ‘Classic’ breakfast (below).

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Two slices of nice smoked bacon, a generous portion of well cooked mushrooms, beans, fried eggs (slightly overdone for me but thoroughly acceptable) a perfect soft fried tomato, some interesting potatoes which had a chipotley  flavour and a fat pork and leek sausage which was absolutely gorgeous. The buttered farmhouse toast was fresh and tasty and quite possibly the nicest pot of tea I’ve had in a cafe all for just £5.95. This is extremely good value for the quality of the ingredients and the city-centre location.

Lots of nice touches too, good quality spotlessly clean cutlery and crockery, leaf tea and friendly, attentive service. There is a nice buzz about this place and we will definitely be back again.

Mrs Fry opted for the breakfast sausage sandwich which she thoroughly enjoyed and the youngest Fry demolished a cheese sandwich on granary bread with apple juice. Many thanks to Ben and the rest of the staff, this was exactly what the Doctor ordered.

The Lox & Caper is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m Mon to Fri and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

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