- Telephone 0141 554 9981
- Food served Mon–Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 9am–5pm.
- Average price £6.95 (set lunch)
- Typical order £4
- Website www.tapabakehouse.com
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
There’s a good reason why people are advised to brew up some fresh coffee and put a loaf of bread in the oven when selling their house. The aroma of its on-site certified organic bakery makes this little café cosy and welcoming, now in its tenth year of trading. Unlike its sister café at Queen’s Park, Tapa Dennistoun is entirely vegetarian with many dishes vegan friendly and a seasonally led menu that changes regularly. Even when busy and bustling with queues out the door, it’s a relaxed and casual place to eat if you’re lucky enough to grab a table. Staple lunches might be a soup and sandwich combo, combining smooth sweet potato and mixed bean soup with a crunchy toasted pesto, mozzarella and spinach sandwich – even the pesto is freshly made on the premises. You can’t go wrong by finishing with a cup of freshly roasted house blend coffee and one of their delicious brownies.
- High point: Wholesome, fresh and healthy
- Low point: Too few staff suffer at peak times
Tapa boasts not only a bakery, but a café and coffee roastery where they roast 100% Arabica beans in small batches every day to ensure freshness. They bake bread and cakes the old-fashioned way using basic, quality organic ingredients; wheat and gluten free varieties are a specialty. The range of breads produced is staggering, from rye and caraway to sourdough, brioche and an ancient Scottish harvest loaf called struan. The sweet of tooth make a pilgrimage for their wheat-free chocolate and cherry brownies, whether at the original Dennistoun café/bakery or the newer Strathbungo coffeehouse.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Alternative easy listening
- Capacity: 16
- Largest group: 7
- Open since: 2002
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