A humble and homely café offering kosher delicacies and welcoming smiles.
Mark’s Deli is a kosher store and deli in Giffnock which opens the doors of its unassuming canteen-like café at lunchtimes to serve up hot plates of traditional Jewish food to a steady stream of enthusiastic diners. Clearly a popular community spot, Mark’s is certainly a pleasant place to be. First time visitors are greeted with warm smiles not just from the staff but also from diners at the nearby tables who happily offer nudges towards the best options on offer. There is a lot to enjoy on the menu, particularly for adventurous eaters who can sample dishes that quite literally are not on offer anywhere else in the city. The hot salt beef sandwich is a real highlight, evoking the famed delis of Tel Aviv and New York City. The falafel platter is similarly accomplished. It would be remiss not to mention some of their specialities, including the hearty chicken soup aptly named ‘Jewish penicillin’ and the humble potato latke – a deep-fried potato patty the size of a burger which is just as good as it sounds.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 54
- Largest group: 50 for private event
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 0
- House wine: Deli (off-licence) price, plus £2 per bottle