Friday 5 October 2012

Tapa coffeehouse

I don't know whether it's the large Italian community here, or the fact that Glaswegians love a good blether, but Glasgow has loads of lovely cafes. I hope to introduce you to some of them in the blog if you're unfamiliar with the city.

Today was a beautiful crisp Autumn morning - all blue sky and orange leaves, and I had to take the car to the garage, so no better excuse to abandon work for the day (one of the perks of freelance life) and take a stroll through Queen's Park to one of my favourites, Tapa coffeehouse. They roast their own coffee, and at their other cafe in the East End, they bake their own delicious bread and cakes. They also serve a very fine breakfast. You can have anything from yogurt with fruit compote to the full blow-out (sausage, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, fried egg, beans, homemade potato scone and toast). Burp. This being Glasgow, at weekends 'breakfast' is served until 4pm. How very civilized.

And here's the best thing. They also sell these:

What do you think it is, dear reader?

It's a breakfast in bed kit! Organic eggs, a loaf of Tapa bread (I picked sunflower wholemeal), a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans, a box of tea, a jar of organic jam (this is Damson) and a pack of butter. And you can choose whichever variety of bread/jam/coffee/tea you'd like. It all comes in the big sack. Isn't that a lovely idea for a present for someone you love? The lovely Tapa lady even offered to send round one of the chefs to cook it for me. Alas, I think she was only joking.

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