Thursday 7 July 2016

Brunch at Cafe Strange Brew, Shawlands, Glasgow

So it was my favourite time of the week again - Saturday brunch. I have to say though time is flying by - I can't believe it's nearly July, where is the time going?? My friend Noreen was over for a few days but this was going to be her last meal with me (for this visit) so I wanted to make sure she had a nice meal but I also wanted to try out somewhere new. I had heard some rumblings about Cafe Strange Brew and had passed it a number of times - I thought it looked cute and the menu looked like it was right up my street. I knew it was small so I had myself prepared for a wait or worse case scenario to be turned away. However to my delight, we only had to wait five minutes for a table. 

There are plenty of options on the menu from granola; breakfast rolls; cooked breakfasts, french toast; eggs loads of different ways and even a vegan breakfast. So I ordered the 'that guy' breakfast with bacon and both Noreen and Mr EmmaEats went for the 'meaty cooked breakfast'. My breakfast had poached egg/sourdough/ avocado/chilli hollandaise with added bacon. The cooked breakfasts had free range egg/lorne sausage/smoked bacon/grilled mushroom/toast tattie scone/Stornoway black pudding. I loved every bite of my breakfast - the poached egg was cooked to perfection, I loved the taste of the chilli hollandaise which wasn't over powering at all. I loved the presentation of my food and particularly loved the plate. Both my companions loved their cooked breakfasts. It was Noreen's first time having a tattie scone and was pleasantly surprised with it. Food rating:- 4.5/5.

Service was really good here and there was a lovely friendly welcome. Service rating:- 4.5/5.

There was a nice relaxed vibe at Cafe Strange Brew, it is very small, not many tables which I suppose lends itself to a nice quiet chilled atmosphere. On the downside most tables will only comfortably fit three people. It has a lovely neighbourhood feel to it. Atmosphere rating: 4/5.

We had three dishes with four coffee's (Mr EE had to have his second coffee) and the cost of the meal was just under £30. I thought this was a pretty good price, the food was lovely and tasty, good quality and quantity. Price rating: 4/5.

Last Words
I really like this place and if I lived close to it I could imagine that I would hang out here a good bit. I suppose the only negatives (they are not negatives as such, I just can't figure out what other word to use) are that it would not be suitable for a big group and you may have to wait for a seat (or not get a seat). But I think this is a great spot and definitely worth a visit. Total rating: 17 out of 20.

Date Visited: Saturday, 11 June 2016.

Restaurant Details
Cafe Strange Brew,
1109 Pollackshaws Road,
G41 3YG.

Telephone: 0141 237 4321

Thanks a mil for reading.

Emma Mai xx

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