· By Herb Lester

Baltic Bakehouse, Liverpool

Extracted from A Liverpool Companion.

In the post-industrial Baltic Triangle, currently in the throes of an orgy of construction, you’ll find this compact bakery and café. At the back, on a slightly raised level is the oven, stacks of flour and shelves filled with loaves of bread line one wall, with a selection of cakes and pastries at the front. Their bread is exceptional and a breakfast of two slabs of sourdough toast served with a selection of local jams and nut butters (the Funky Nut Company’s Chinese Spice peanut butter is a standout) will set you up for the day. Lunchtime soup and sandwiches come recommended too.

Baltic Bakehouse
46 Bridgewater Street, L1 0AY
Tel: 0151 708 6686
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm