Argyles Coffee and Wine
££ Breakfast & Afternoon Tea In Ropewalks
Written bySophia Reyes
15 Argyle Street
0151 708 0731
Payment TypesCash, Credit Cards (inc American Express)
After a couple of incarnations since the old Muster location closed, Argyle’s Coffee and Wine has opened at the back end of 2019 and promises to utilise the great location and interesting space to offer punters hearty breakfasts, quick and tasty coffee, cake, and a late afternoon/evening pint of lager or glass of wine.
The service is incredibly friendly and fast, without the quality faltering at all. The first couple of times we visited Argyle’s the new owner took the time to introduce himself, to let us know some of the plans for the place, and to ask about us (which isn’t always the case). It is a modern hybrid coffee shop/continental bar with the charm of local owners who are always willing to greet you with a smile and genuinely have interest in you. The décor and furniture is a bit all over the place in all honesty, with different styles and heights throughout, fairy lights on the counter and the ceiling, and they always have a silent black and white comedy projected on to the wall whenever we’ve been in. It might not be to everyone’s taste, but it is comfortable, spacious, and clean. They are also planning on some event nights, such as movie and a curry on Valentines day – so keep your eyes peeled.
The Food and Drink
Lavazza Coffee and Breakfast Tea. If you are after a fast cup of coffee or tea on the go, without compromising on quality and taste, Argyle’s is a great spot to head to. Sometimes, all you really want is sliced white toast, with lashings of salted butter and a pot of jam. This is a simple breakfast choice at Argyle’s, and it’s a pleasant one. Argyle’s believe that you should be able to get breakfast all day long, as it is the most important meal of the day. You can choose between a Full English, a Veggie Breakfast, a bacon or sausage butty, a couple of variations on breakfast pancakes, or a healthier granola.
For lunch there is also simple options of sandwiches and toasties, jacket potatoes, pasta boxes, soups and salads. But for us, the cheese on toast is the standout. It is simple, it is elegant, and it delivers on what we all want to see on cheese on toast, melted cheese that wraps around the edges of the slice of bread and make you want to ram it all in your gob in one go!
A good old-fashioned Full English isn’t that easy to find anymore in the city centre. There are some amazing breakfasts in town, don’t get me wrong, but there aren’t that many serving the classic café version. For under a tenner at Argyle’s you can get a full English and a cuppa. Simple flavours, done well, at a good price. Even if you just fancied popping in for a round of toast and a cup of coffee, it’s only gonna cost you £2-3. For such a prime location, you can’t really go wrong.