Fodor's Expert Review Café Gandolfi

$$ Merchant City Modern British

Occupying what was once the tea market, this trendy café draws a style-conscious crowd and can justly claim to have launched the dining renaissance of the Merchant City. The café opens early, serving its wonderful signature breakfasts, and the main menu is varied but resolutely Scottish; don't miss the scorched mackerel, the roast rack of Dornoch lamb, or the smoked haddie and Stornaway black pudding. Wooden tables and chairs crafted by Scottish artist Tim Stead are so impressively built, it's hard to believe they're inanimate. The bar on the second floor is more intimate, much less busy, and lets you order from the same menu—but that should remain a well-kept secret.

Modern British British Trendy Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

64 Albion St.
Glasgow, Glasgow City  G1 1NY, Scotland

0141-552–6813

www.cafegandolfi.com

Known For:
  • Stornaway black pudding with mushrooms
  • Great breakfasts
  • Unique furniture
  • Unique, locally made furniture
  • Intimate second-floor bar offering the same menu

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