Tugged in the corner of Bell street and Wall street in Merchant City is one of Glasgow’s emerging contemporary restaurant – cafe – deli. This place has been on my to Eat list since November when I first stumbled across it on TOG.
God knows why it took so long or perhaps ….. its because of that dreaded physics revision… -__-“”
As they say, the first impression is important. For sure, I was impressed with the exterior facet and interior layout. High ceilings, large glass windows and a bright airy vibe. Totally fits the bill for a perfect venue to enjoy a cuppa coffee with the news or maybe even just to laze around and ponder why its still so unpleasantly cold in Spring.
One thing I do like about doing brunch here on a Sunday … Parking is FREEEEE…. I could imagine parking being a bit of a nightmare on saturdays and in the evening.
Thought I will share the impressive illustrations of www.amcmurchie.com/
The menu is simple with daily specials and a breakfast segment thrown in for good measure. As far as I can tell, the main menu looks pretty much British.
My purpose here today is Breakfast.
I am pleased to know that the OJ is fresh and not from concentrate. And if you like the wee early morning tipple, I highly recommend the OJ with champagne.
My option this morning was French toast with bacon and maple syrup. Since young, I grew up eating mummy’s french toast that was made with square bread slices which were eggy, soft, slightly browned and sugary. Consequently, I can’t say I enjoyed the version here. The “semi -cardboardish” texture just wasn’t quite palatable.
Despite that.. the Benedicts were perfect and so were the freshly baked in house pain-au-chocolate and pain-au-raisins.
Give and take… I am not ready to write them off yet and will be back for more Brunches and Dinners.
51 Bell Street
Glasgow, G1 1PA
Tel: 0141 552 0902