Café in Strathbungo, serving fantastic homemade bakes alongside beautifully made espresso and aeropress coffee.
Some coffee-lovers may be surprised to find a café called ‘Coffee’ at the address advertised for newcomer Southside Roasters, but the signage in big bold sans serif font is intended to be tongue in cheek – like the real company that references the Glasgow insult (roaster = annoying idiot). Owner Matthew Mustard is no stranger to the hospitality industry, and his diverse knowledge and experience is evident in his slickly conceived new project. The main draw is the coffee – expertly brewed and made with passion – but food is not to be dismissed: the little menu offering good, wholesome snacks – waffles, toasties – is irresistible, and there is a commitment to using local produce and quality ingredients. Mustard is currently the main barista, but he also turns his hand to making excellent bakes – here’s hoping he doesn’t tire of making his already popular gooey salted caramel chocolate brownies any time soon.
- High point: Top marks for being artisan
- Low point: Menu yet to be refined
- Notable dish: Three-cheese toastie
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Beirut
- Capacity: 24
- Open since: 2017