McCune Smith is a wonderful cafe/shop in the ‘Old Quarter’ of Glasgow, on the old slave walk to and from the docks, situated on the now Duke Street, just a short walk away from the busy heart of this wonderful city.
From the outside this cafe looked quite out of place on this quite busy road, but once inside it was a delight. We were the only people in there when we arrived, but by the time we left, there was not an empty seat in the house
The service was amazing, as the cafe were jointly owned by a brother and sister that were bought up in the Hebrides from a farming family, so the greeting was superb with some lovely service and very attentive.
The menu was quite extraordinary as there was not a lot on there that I was used to, with being Scottish and different. It was so different I really had great difficulty deciding what to have. We were in McClune Smiths with some good friends of ours that made the recommendation in the first place. We were all very undecided.
On the Plate:
In the end I decided to go for the bacon, scrambled egg and sourdough toast, Hebridian Style, it was superb and had to ask for some more toast as it was so delightful. Another one of our party had scrambled egg with beans on sourdough toast. My wife had cream cheese and hot smoked salmon breakfast bagel, the other lady had a variation on the Big Meat breakfast.
This really was probably the most delightful part of this particular venue, that you could more of least have whatever combinations you liked they were happy to oblige. As I said earlier I ordered some more toast, but the waitress came back to the table to say it would be a couple of minutes as it was coming straight out of their oven ….. how fresh is that.
We all had a coffee and pretty much all of us had another one as the cups were rather small, but they did supply us with a jug of water.
Now, I do have a problem here, as the friends we were with insisted on paying the bill so I have no idea how much the breakfast was, but I would imagine it would in the region of £10 per head, which would be fair I think.
What a wonderful place to eat breakfast if you ever find yourself in Glasgow, very worth a visit if you are there.
3 – 5 Duke Street
Date: 3rd February 2019