Tantrum Doughnuts

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Tantrum Doughnuts
27 Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G3 8RD
  • Telephone 0141 339 9319
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–6pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm.
  • Food served Tue–Fri 9am–6pm; Sat 10am–Sun 10am–5pm. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £5 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.tantrumdoughnuts.com
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Tantrum Doughnuts

Immensely popular bakery close to Kelvingrove Art Gallery selling artisan doughnuts with big flavours and playful toppings.

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This wee shop embodies Homer Simpson's dream: (almost) nothing but doughnuts – and not those nasty, synthetic, mass-produced kind either, but gourmet treats handmade on the premises in small batches using a very light brioche dough. Since co-owner Iain Baillie's background lies in high-end restaurants, these are beautifully produced and presented. But they're still indulgent, of course. A popular crème brûlée doughnut oozes real custard, while the chocolate and hazelnut filled one is smooth and tangy. Flavours and toppings change regularly, with some holiday specials, but they can run out fast when there's a lunchtime rush so be prepared to try something new – maybe the pistachio and hibiscus, which combines a subtle crunchy topping with a delicate flavour. There's not much else on the menu apart from coffee, milkshakes or 'butterbeer' (hot butterscotch) to wash them down, and while the takeaway trade is brisk (including selection boxes for presents), there are small tables and stools at the back.

  • High point: The fun of choosing a topping
  • Low point: Can be very busy at peak times
  • Notable dish: Crème brûlée doughnuts
  • Average price: £5 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Light rock
  • Capacity: 19
  • Open since: 2015

Reviews & features

Best cake in Glasgow

21 May 2018

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

Sometimes a cup of tea isn't complete without a slice of something sweet on the side; from fluffy sponge cakes to delicate tarts and artisan doughnuts, these cafes offer quality home baked goods.