Loved but sadly lost Liverpool cafes of the 1980s and 1990s

Whether it’s Quiggins, Cafe Berlin or a grease spoon, we’ve been digging through the archives to find places we’d love to visit one more time.

Whether it’s for a quick coffee, a gourmet cake or lunch with a companion, cafes are great places to socialize, spend time alone with your thoughts or, increasingly, work.

Liverpool cafes have seen a boom in recent years with plans to create a European-style cafe culture in areas such as Bold Street, Castle Street and Lark Lane.

There’s no doubt that even the laid-back cafe and bistro culture in Liverpool has become more sophisticated, but what about all the cafes we loved from the past?

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Many ECHO readers will fondly remember spending the hours, having a drink and a bite to eat at Cafe Berlin on Bold Street or Quiggins cafe on School Lane.

But let’s not forget Liverpool’s lost grease spoons or even the first internet cafes that started popping up in the 1990s.

For some great historical images from the past, check out and see what you can discover

To celebrate all the cafes from the 1980s and 1990s that are sadly no longer around, ECHO dug through the Mirrorpix archives to find a few of the places that are sure to bring back memories.

Does this bring back memories for you? Let us know in the comments section below.

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