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497 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HN
  • Telephone 07910 282040
  • Food served Mon–Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 9am–6pm
  • Average price £6 (lunch)
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A West End classic pretty much as soon as it opened, with artisan-baked breads, tarts and sandwiches of striking quality.

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The hallmark of this artisan bakery at Kelvinbridge is top-notch quality in every area possible; from the locally sourced ingredients used in all of the on-site baking, to the cheery staff who seem to know their many regular customers – and even their dogs – by name, as they pop in for a range of breads and cakes, possibly hoping to grab one of the few pews on offer. The selection of savoury bakes includes the ever popular sausage rolls – exquisite pastry parcels encasing tender pork, sage and onion, or pork and black pudding, best served with the fresh and cutting apple relish. The pea, asparagus and parmesan tart, with a delicate base and vibrant spring-like flavours is another highlight. The cakes are of an equally high standard, particularly the white chocolate and raspberry tart, which marries sweet and sharp to make a deliciously indulgent treat.

  • High point: Exceptional baking
  • Low point: You can rarely get a seat
  • Notable dish: Sausage rolls
  • Average price: £6 (lunch)
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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Radio
  • Capacity: 8 (6 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 0
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 0

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Best cake in Glasgow

21 May 2018

Sweet: where to find the best sugary, creamy indulgences in town

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