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…

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…

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…

Cafe Review: Gizzi Espresso Bar, 35 Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, Glasgow

Cafe Review: Gizzi Espresso Bar, 35 Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, Glasgow

  Family run Italian cafe in Shawlands, Glasgow Gizzi Espresso Cafe has been in Shawlands for years, previously known as Cafe Armando and renowned for their breakfasts.  Time goes on and the family re-vamped the cafe to bring it up to date. We are big fans of Gizzi’s and thoughtRead More…

Cafe Review: Union of Genius, 8 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN

Cafe Review: Union of Genius, 8 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN

Soup Heaven in Edinburgh We’ve known about Union of Genius for ages and have tried their lovely grub at the Scran Salon events at Hemma and Akva so a visit was long overdue.   We of course never do anything straight-forward here at Foodie Towers and went for lunch just before visitingRead More…

Brew Box Company – Wilson Street, Glasgow

Brew Box Company – Wilson Street, Glasgow

Tardis Cafe aims to be zero waste New micro cafe Brew Box Coffee Company located within a tardis on Wilson Street are aiming to be zero waste.  Owner Laura, only makes enough stock to sell each day, meaning that it often runs out due to demand.  She also uses biodegradableRead More…

Day Two of Foodiemas : WIN £50 Voucher for Bread Meats Bread – winner picked and notified

Day Two of Foodiemas : WIN £50 Voucher for Bread Meats Bread – winner picked and notified

Fancy winning a £50 voucher to spend at Bread Meats Bread? Well read on. Splashing onto the burgeoning Glasgow burger scene, Bread Meats Bread have now expanded into Edinburgh with premises on Lothian Road. It’s not all burgers there are poutines, sandwiches, hot dogs and the occasional specially made deliciousRead More…

Food review: Roast, 1299 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TL

Food review: Roast, 1299 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TL

We first came across Roast at one of the Kiltr Street Food Feastivals, way back in October 2013 and their Philly cheesesteak and Reubens sandwich were easily the two best items on sale at the festival, fast forward to April 2015 and we still hadn’t visited their permanent premises in the west-endRead More…

Food Review: Polentoni, 38 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RG

Food Review: Polentoni, 38 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RG

A visit to Edinburgh to drop off my secret Santa gift saw me having a spot of lunch at Polentoni on Easter Road with Ms Monkey.   Not an area we usually end up in, so a welcome for ray. A cosy cafe cum deli with lots of chocolates, coffee,Read More…