I am greeted by an extraordinary selection of sweets and wonderful aromas. Tapa coffee and bakehouse in the South Side of Glasgow is heaven on earth – especially for any bread-loving, café enthusiast like me.
It’s a busy, bustling cheerful place and popular with young, old, families and friends alike. It has an everyone-is-welcome kind of feeling – my kind of place.
Delicious soup, sandwiches and so much more
The staff are as welcoming as their wares; the service is with a smile. And then there’s the food.
Although this award-winning café specialises in appetising sandwiches served on a variety of enticing homemade organic breads, I cannot pass the up their puy lentil and pine nut burger on focaccia served with a side of relish and tobbouleh (£7.95). This is only perfected by possibly the best chips I’ve ever had. Ever.
Their hearty breakfast (£8.25) is also highly recommended or of course there’s a the slew of unique sandwich selections ; you probably won’t find the ingenious grain mustard, red onion relish, veggie sausage and sliced egg anywhere else.
No ordinary bread – ‘you’re in for a treat’
Although sadly we are too stuffed for dessert, we cannot leave without getting a loaf of bread to take away. After much debate over the rye, sourdough, and even malted pumpkin seed, we opt for sunflower wholemeal. Our very friendly server assures us that we are ‘in for a treat’ – and he is so right. This is not just any bread – it’s life-invigorating, grainy goodness.
So all you West End or City Centre dwellers who never venture far from your spot – I assure you that making the short trek across town to this South Side treasure on Pollockshaw Road is worth it!
Their acclaimed espresso blend coffee, scrumptious cakes, breads and wonderful staff and surroundings will not disappoint – and will certainly entice us back time and time again.
And next time I’m having dessert!