Immensely popular newcomer close to Kelvingrove Art Gallery selling artisan doughnuts with big flavours and playful toppings.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
From the Fat Duck to Ox & Finch to a slim unit tucked away on Old Dumbarton Road. Absolutely the right career path for Iain Baillie, whose Tantrum Doughnuts has burst onto Glasgow’s food scene, with warmth and enthusiasm emanating from customers and staff in equal measure. It's a simple setup: coffee, milkshakes, doughnuts. And he’s learnt a thing or two working in such heavyweight eateries. Brioche pastry is marvellously light and tasty, flavours are exciting, too – think pistachio and hibiscus, or Mexican hot chocolate. But the real clincher is the textured toppings, so that the ‘blueberry cheese crumble’ has a crunchy biscuit crust, while a crème brûlée variant yields on the first bite with the same delightful cracking of caramelized sugar as the classic French dessert. Those two have become ever-present, but typically two or three change every week – frequent visits are therefore highly advisable.
- High point: Doughnuts for Glasgow to get excited about
- Low point: A wee bit off the beaten track
- Notable dish: Crème brûlée doughnut
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Whatever they fancy … they like rock!
- Capacity: 15
- Open since: 2015