Mamma Mia, 14 Castlemilk Arcade, Castlemilk – Jan 2009

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Mamma Mia


An afternoons exploring required a cuppa tea and some food.   The only place that appeared to us was Mamma Mia which publicises itself as an Italian Cafe & Restaurant.  For a Saturday afternoon I thought it would’ve been a bit busier with people in for even just a cuppa.  Nope, just ourselves and two pensioners (with some choice language!) and a couple with their child.    The place was a bit cold, so not exactly the cosy “restaurant” experience.  More like a greasy spoon 😉  Toilets are up the stairs and are clean but cold.  (why are toilets always sooo cold?).  Once you place your order, the girl behind the counter uses her walkie talkie to transmit the order.  It was a bit of a wait for what was just toasties! However they were toastie and did the job!

£7 for a toastie, pannini and two teas.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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  1. Lucy Browne

    Gosh that was disappointing to read!! I moved out of Castlemilk almost 3 years ago and made a point of going to that cafe just before emegrating to australia. I liked it!!

  2. admin

    It was sad, what looked like the only decent place to eat and yet it was so empty 🙁

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