A neighbourhood café-restaurant cooking fresh local ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Few city spots manage to capture a sense of neighbourhood quite like Cafezique. Two-tiered windows welcome you in off Hyndland Street. But the shabby chic exterior belies the neatly designed space that packs many tables, seats and stools into a C-shaped bar space and mezzanine level within. From a compact and open kitchen are served plates of rustic, Scottish food with fresh and interesting ingredients – homely and yet a cut above what you’d cook at home. There’s thick soups and crusty Zique sourdough, and much in the way of seafood from bowls of mussels in creamy white wine sauce to sea trout and crushed potatoes, with capers and samphire. A dish of rich rump steak comes with charred cauliflower and crisp pearl barley for crunch. Desserts bring back childhood memories, from a brownie with toasted marshmallow to rice pudding with sherry-soaked raisins and toasted hazelnuts. A well-chosen drinks list sees classic cocktails nestle alongside craft gins and mainly old world wines.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 14
- Open since: 2008
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £19 per bottle
Reviews & features
Cafézique19 Jun 2008
If a deli is trying to tempt you to spend a bit more than you might at a supermarket on the basis that their food is better selected, in better condition and better quality, then you’d fully expect a partner café alongside to be operating under similar…