Run by two ladies – one resembling a pea and the other, well, you get the idea – the Moon And Pea offers simple but tasty, cheap food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There’s not much that’s more Lark Lane about Moon And Pea – its seems both cosy and modern, hipster and traditional. It’s the sort of place that students rub shoulders with the pram-wrangling ladies who lunch and your salt-of-the-earth scousers. It’s open seven days a week and on most of them you may have to wait for a table, so popular has this little bistro become.
Breakfasts are very hearty affairs indeed. See if you can tackle the Moon breakfast – or try eggs with smoked salmon, ham and portobello mushrooms. American breakfasts, waffles and croissants with cheese are amid rarer offerings.
Expect old favourites such as sausage-and-mash, steak-and-eggs, gammon and fish-and-chips from the Dinner menu. Like burgers? Take your pick from beef, chicken, lamb and much more. Never fear though, vegetarians and vegans are well catered for too: there are halloumi and veggie burgers all for nine quid. Salads, pasta and hearty sharing platters round out the evening offerings. There are kids’ menus too for a couple of quids.
There’s no booze sold on the premises but take a bottle of wine and pay a couple of quid for corkage. The food is good – but it’s the bustle of a friendly coffee shop that is the real attraction here. On a sunny day sitting outside Moon & Pea is the best way to take in Lark Lane. In Winter you can’t beat a hot chocolate and slice of cake following a walk in Sefton Park. There are occasional events such as acoustic nights.
Should you fancy taking something of the cafe home with you, you can always head over the road to the Moon And Pea Deli. Alongside meats, cheeses, cakes and lots of local fare you can also buy gift hampers full of lovely stuff. Great for Christmas.