I visited the 'number one café in Liverpool' I never even knew existed

I visited the café with the highest TripAdvisor score in Liverpool that many people don't know about.

A Small Fish in a Big Pond is a café on Water Street that has five star reviews across the board on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor. The ECHO previously reported the venue won the Traveller's Choice Award in 2020, a quaint sign in the window also advertises that it is TripAdvisor's number one for coffee and tea in Liverpool.

That said, I had never heard of it, but looking to Google, I was quick to find rave reviews about the cute little place, which can be found right next to Hooters.

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On reviewer Matt said: "Lovely little coffee shop very friendly and great cakes and coffee. Very welcoming from the moment you walk in the door great selection of food and drinks."

Victor said: "A lovely and cosy place for a soup of the day and a sandwich or a wrap. Super fast service, small selections of dishes and friendly staff that made recommendations. [sic] Also quite cheap!"

Tyla said: "A wonderful hidden gem in Liverpool! A very cute café with very reasonable prices. The coffee is great and the cakes are to die for".

The café has been open for six years. When you go inside, you are immediately met with a gorgeous interior with a rustic aesthetic. I ordered a cheese and ham toastie, which came with ready salted crisps and a salad, which cost £4.55, but I knew I had to try their top rated coffee as well.

I ordered a regular latte, which came to a very reasonable £2.85. It was creamy on the top and tasted incredible, and given the overall lovely vibe of the venue, I can see why it got such a high rating.

My colleague Sonia also bought food and drink there, and told me: "I ordered a piri piri chicken wrap and an iced vanilla latte. The wrap was a burst of flavour, and the latte was a perfect accompaniment served in a mason jar that matched the rustic interior.

"A true hole in the wall, the warm lighting - and warmer welcome - makes customers feel at home when they step inside."

The entire total came to £15.40, and considering it was two meals and two drinks, I find that very reasonable. A Small Fish in a Big Pond delivers delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. Now I know where this hidden gem of a café is, I know for a fact I will be back again.

You can watch the above video to get a look at the five star venue in more detail.

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