A café-bistro ticking every box from breakfast to dinner with a carefully curated drinks list and crowd-pleasing food.
Tibo has cheerfully sat on the corner of Duke St and Hillfoot Street for 13 years and watched as Dennistoun has gone from being the ‘coming area’ to being the area that’s arrived. All the while, this place ticks along nicely, as popular for morning coffee and cake – a cracking, moist carrot cake, no less – as for lunchtime sandwiches or bistro-y plates like sea bass on a pesto mash in the evening. Flavour combinations are tried and tested, and don’t aim to challenge as much as to crowd please. More is more: lots of cheese, mushrooms, gnocchi, fish and chips. Vegetarians are well catered for as well – some decent small plates, and a vegan chilli which, with its big hit of smoky depth, is perhaps the standout dish on the menu. Glaswegian artists’ work hangs on the wall, everyone seems to know each other, and there’s usually a chirpy buzz in the air. It’s a local spot for local people, and it plays its hand sensibly.
- 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: Staff playlist with a Scottish folk flavour
- Live entertainment: Exhibitions drawn from Tibo staff work and other local artists
- Capacity: 54 (8 outdoors)
- Largest group: 45
- Open since: 2006
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
- House wine: £14.75 per bottle