In life it’s not too much to ask for nice neighbours and a decent cuppa.
During the last long weekend, I found myself biking from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Yes, for fun.
And besides actually surviving the three day cycle back, another highlight was discovering Artisan Roast – the lovely wee coffee hub and friendly neighbour of Gears Bike Shop in Glasgow.
Warm welcomes and perfect roasts
This welcoming café on Gibson Street serves up the freshest and most fantastic food, sourced locally and prepared right there.
Their hearty soups and breads are heavenly – as are the surroundings with trumpeting angels and church pew seats. And as the name suggests, they specialise in the art of the perfect roast. Bottom line, they understand and appreciate coffee.
Even if coffee’s not your thing, go!
Not a coffee lover? Then try one of their totally delightful hot chocolates – perfectly prepared and available in unusual but extraordinary flavours like lavender. And what’s not to love about a place that serves scrumptious scones the size of your head.
Time well spent
This quirky, cosy space brimming with friendly staff is the ideal place to savour amazing smells, flavours and simply unwind. And if it takes your fancy – try out one of their board games.
So this long weekend I’ll be giving the bicycle trek a miss to relax in AR’s inviting surroundings with the perfectly prepared cuppa. Big sigh bliss.