Primal Roast is a bright and vigorous addition to Glasgow’s new wave of cafés that focus on better coffee and healthier eating. The requisite single-origin beans and arsenal of drip filters are on show (with Japanese syphon brews on the ‘to do’ list as well), as well as regular stuff from Glasgow’s Dear Green roasters. A stripped-back menu offers appetising choices such as a breakfast burrito with bacon and pico de gallo, while the lunchtime ‘buddha bowl’ steams rice and tops it with sweet and smoky chilli beef, or some other rotating and impressively made treat. Stepping off St Vincent Street and down the stairs to this basement spot at first feels like most other quick lunchtime takeaway places in the area (albeit with more quirk and caffeine), but it’s actually got a cavernous rear that’s equally suited to business lunches or leisurely afternoons.
- Capacity: 30