Liverpool's centre for the contemporary arts

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Bluecoat will be closed until Sat 2 Jan for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in the new year. 

Our normal opening hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm


We're operating a timed ticketing system to ensure social distancing in the building.

Click here to book your free ticket.

Read about our safety measures here

As well as being a centre for the contemporary arts, Bluecoat is the perfect location for fresh, local food and drink, in the heart of the city.

We serve hearty, warming, homemade food in our Espresso Cafe, with plenty of additional seating upstairs in a relaxed environment. Our Espresso Cafe is located in the ground floor Hub. We offer barista coffee, leaf teas, craft ales, wines and soft drinks. We have a wide selection of freshly made sandwiches, salads, homemade cakes and biscuits. 

Please click here to see our current Food Menu 

Upstairs dining area 

Serving the same delicious, homemade food as Espresso. Take a look at our current menu here.

Opening Hours 

Bluecoat is temporarily closed from Thursday 5th November in line with the latest government guidance. 

Please visit our social media channels for updates.

Espresso Cafe  9am - 5pm Mon - Sat / 11am - 5pm Sundays
Additional Upstairs seating Available during peak times
Bluecoat Garden 9am - 6pm Mon - Sat / 11am - 6pm Sundays





For more information please email or call 0151 702 5324

Afternoon Tea 














'I have had afternoon tea at quite a few places in Manchester and Liverpool and this honestly beats every afternoon tea I have had' - Foodislife93, food blogger

Indulge with a selection of delicious sandwiches and cakes with Brew tea or barista-style coffee from only £14.95 per person. 

Prosecco is available at £7.50 for 200ml.

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available. 

Serving Tue - Sat between 2:30 - 4:30pm. 

Booking and deposits essential.

View our Afternoon Tea menu

Call 0151 702 5324 to book your table.

Bluecoat Garden

If the sun is shining take your food and drink outside and relax in our beautiful garden, which offers a peaceful retreat from the summer crowds.

Image credit: Independent Liverpool

About the Bluecoat

Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, the oldest in the UK. Our landmark building, located in the ...

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