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758 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AE
  • Telephone 0141 258 2949
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 9am–4pm
  • Food served Tue–Sun 9am-4pm. Closed Mon.
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Permanent spot for pop-up street food specialists Chompsky, with a global menu taking in kedgeree, bao buns and some alluring puds.

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Chompsky are a familiar presence in Glasgow now, having popped-up many a time in recent years to grace some of the city’s bars, music venues and streets. Now they’ve a permanent home on Pollokshaws Road and have hit the ground running with their brilliant new café. The menu is divided into savoury and sweet; from the former section the breakfast bao buns are outstanding, light and bursting with flavour, choose between a pork belly or oyster mushroom filling. The Thai peanut salad with tempeh is fresh and crunchy, and carries the punch of red chillies. From the sweets, the French toast ice-cream sandwiches have all the makings of a signature dish, available as lemon sherbet with black sesame brittle, blueberries and lime curd or with cacao ice-cream, hazelnuts, blowtorched banana and dark chocolate. Ideal for a life-giving brunch or a more laid-back lunch, arrive early to get a seat.

The List's rating






Craig Angus visited Gnom on 24 March 2018
  • High point: Concise yet alluring food menu
  • Low point: Expect to wait for a table
  • Notable dish: French toast ice-cream sandwiches
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Contemporary alternative
  • Capacity: 32 (with space for 6 outside in the summer)
  • Open since: March 2018

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