One of the pioneers of the Southside café scene is Gusto & Relish, an airy Scandi-décor place with great sandwiches and a delicious array of treats on display with combinations such as stem ginger and blueberry cream cake. While not quite a deli there are items like Corrie Mains Eggs and Suki Tea for taking home.
A Saturday wander needed food replenishment and after being unable to get a table in Tapa (for the second week in a row!), Gusto and Relish was the logical back-up choice instead.
The place was nearly full so it took a bit of time before our order arrived.
The soup reminded Mr Foodie of the kind his granny used to make. Heavily scented with thyme, it was a deep bowl and very tasty. NB: The photo above is after a few spoonfuls so it was a very healthy portion size!
Described as a triple sausage sandwich but we counted four! Excellent comfort food which was needed for a cold day – thick white bread with four fat juicy sausages and a homemade tomato relish. As expected, it was pretty filling.
The man from Atlantis consisted of a toasted sandwich with tuna mayo, melted Emmental cheese and red onion. Mr C commended the sandwich on its bread to filling ratio and non-soggy bottom from the tuna mayo. The slaw was creamy and not too cabbagy nor was it all mayonnaise.
This was crisp with a toasted outside and chewy bagel inside. Melted Emmental cheese topped with crunchy (not soggy) sliced gherkin, pastrami, grain mustard and rocket. Served with potato salad which had a kick to the mayo. The moist flavoursome pastrami made this a goto dish for Mrs Foodie.
NB: Toilets were not checked on this visit but they are downstairs behind the kitchen area so you may need to mingle with staff to get there.
+ tasty homemade food
+ good selection of sandwich fillings and some deli items
+ staff friendly and helpful
– but service can be slow (though it was quite busy)