Food Review: Hug, Skirving Street, Shawlands

Food Review: Hug, Skirving Street, Shawlands

Getting a hug in Shawlands On a recent stroll around Shawlands with Mrs Foodie, we decided to go for a cuppa somewhere. With plenty of cafes to choose from, we plumped for Hug Cafe, on Skirving Street. Initially we were only going to have a coffee & tea, with theRead More…

Tebay Northbound Services, M6, England

Tebay Northbound Services, M6, England

Tebay – The best motorway service station in the UK? Motorway services aren’t known for their prettiness or indeed comfort and welcome.  Usually it’s a quick toilet stop, stretch of  the legs, maybe a sandwich and back to the driving.  Tebay, however, is something different. We stopped here for lunchRead More…

Food: The Laurels, Clarkston Road, Glasgow

Food: The Laurels, Clarkston Road, Glasgow

The Laurels, Southside Glasgow We needed to get out the house for some fresh air but the weather was a bit cold and wet…well, it certainly helped inspire our choices off the menu at The Laurels! The Laurels is on Clarkston Road and is within walking distance of both Muirend RailwayRead More…

Review: Lola Bikes and Coffee, The Hague, Netherlands

Review: Lola Bikes and Coffee, The Hague, Netherlands

Speciality coffee and bikes Not something that you would think that you would normally find together but you do at Lola Bikes & Coffee.  We spent New Year in The Hague so we had to find somewhere nearby to our hotel which served good coffee.   A bit of researchRead More…

Food Review: Millbrae Hill Cafe, 39 Milbrae Road, Glasgow

Food Review: Millbrae Hill Cafe, 39 Milbrae Road, Glasgow

We found our thrill in Millbrae hill Millbrae hill cafe recently opened in the Battlefield/Langside area in the Southside of Glasgow and has settled in to become a firm favourite of locals quickly (it used to be 1901 cafe). Inside the decor is muted with colour from the seating and some piecesRead More…

Food review: Spitfire Espresso, 127 Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow

Food review: Spitfire Espresso, 127 Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow

It’s all about the coffee (and eggs) Spitfire Espresso is one those places I keep returning to and meaning to write about but never do.  I feel that I’ll never do it justice trying to write about one visit when a mix of the last six could do.  So hereRead More…

Food: Cheap breakfast in The Hague, Amsterdam and more!

Food: Cheap breakfast in The Hague, Amsterdam and more!

We’re always looking to save some money when eating out to allow us to splash out at other times.  The best breakfast (ontbijt) tip for visiting any main town in the Netherlands is to visit HEMA. HEMA has a Scandi-feel, a bit like IKEA meets (Flying) Tiger.  Lots of budgetRead More…

Food: Stads KoffyHuis, Delft, Netherlands

Food: Stads KoffyHuis, Delft, Netherlands

Recommended for lunch in Delft A short tram ride from The Hague is the gorgeous city of Delft.  Well known for pottery, canals and Vermeer, it did initially sound like a “pensioner day out” destination when Mr Foodie suggested it.  However, I’m now sweet on Delft and partly because ofRead More…

Food: Brunch at Brooklyn Cafe, Shawlands, Glasgow

Food: Brunch at Brooklyn Cafe, Shawlands, Glasgow

Brunch at Brooklyn Cafe in Shawlands Brooklyn Cafe is one of those neighbourhood cafes that has always been there but it’s not all traditional, serving a menu covering burgers, pulled-pork and spicy wings alongside the more regular cafe treats of ice-cream and hot filled rolls. We wandered along for someRead More…

Cafe Review: Dandelion Cafe, Newlands Park, Glasgow

Cafe Review: Dandelion Cafe, Newlands Park, Glasgow

  Newlands Park, Southside Glasgow, Dandelion cafe We grabbed the last seats outside to make the most of the sun.   It was sunny and a public holiday hence a very busy cafe. As a result we had a 40 min wait for food to arrive, well, actually that’s not true,Read More…