Well, it’s not been much of a summer, I’ll admit. This is the most dismal summer I can remember having in Glasgow – coming up to my 6 year anniversary of living here (4 September, put that in your diaries!). But we’re off to Australia in November for a couple of weeks of sunshine so I’m hanging out for that.
It’s been a while between blogs so I thought I’d do an overall recap of some of my favourite summer finds in Glasgow. I actually made a list on Yelp if you want to read my full reviews, so just consider this the abridged version.
Tabac, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow City Centre
I actually didn’t totally love Tabac on my first visit here but once they opened up the windows again, like the former Bar 10, it really won me over. And then I fell in love all over again when I tried the chicken salt fries – a very Aussie dish which I never expected to see here. Chicken salt tastes like a crumbled stock cube, if you’re wondering. That, and the scallops are my two favourite dishes.
10 Week Cafe by Dear Green, The Briggait, Glasgow
The name says it all – a cafe that’s here for only 10 weeks (until 4 October). I love this space, it is so bright, airy and relaxing that you could forget it’s in Glasgow. It’s just off the river and does all the things you’d expect of a coffee shop, with food supplied by different indie Glasgow cafes each week. This week it’s another favourite of mine, Babu Bombay Street Kitchen.
Sunshine No 1, Glasgow’s South Side
Not a food destination, but a lovely new wee gift shop in Mount Florida. I’ve only been once (so far) but they are going to be offering workshops and they have SO much lovely stuff you won’t be able to resist buying something for yourself. The shop stocks items made in Glasgow or across the Central belt.
Of course there are many more amazing discoveries but these are just a few which really got me excited. Promise the next blog post won’t be quite so far off!