If I meet friends for coffee in town it’s usually at Laboratorio Espresso. The filter coffee is good, and I always pair it with a cannoli. …
I was in Stirling for Stirling Photography Festival when I visited Unorthodox Roasters. It was a hot day so I fancied an iced coffee, but I wasn’t expecting it to be the best iced coffee in the world. When I told the barista this she said their secret ingredient is maple syrup. It’s still secret as nobody reads my blog.
Another day, another new coffee spot. Toro opened in the Southside and word on the street is that they do a flight of coffee. Bazzziiiing!
A couple of friends from California were visiting Scotland, so I picked them up at the train station and took them to Toro. It’s a lovely little spot and I definitely recommend checking it out. I’m surprised I handled the flight of coffee with my highly sensitive nervous system.
My friend, Ayden, moved into a proper grown-up home with a garden. The previous owner has planted lots of fruit and vegetables, so I took some rhubarb home. I haven’t had rhubarb since I was a kid, which I used to dip in sugar. My metabolism wouldn’t forgive me for that now, so I just boiled it and washed it down with black coffee. It was a tasty breakfast!
Went on a doggy coffee date with Indie and Luna to The Good Coffee Cartel. Indie likes her coffee black, whereas Luna is partial to a flat white.
This was my third year attending Glasgow Coffee Festival. You can see photos from the last 2 years here and here. In some respects it was better than other years (they introduced reusable cups, which in turn saved a grand total of 18,000+ disposable cups). The only disappointment was that no dogs were allowed this year (ignore those photos of Indie—she is an emotional support dog).
I ate cake, drank coffee and chatted to suppliers about the businesses they’re building and coffee they’re roasting. Just like last year, Rab and I had photographed a wedding the day before so we needed caffeine to recover.
The Southside is where it’s at. A lot of indie coffee shops have been popping up, including Market Coffee. If you want to drink great coffee in a surrounding that’s perfect for Instagram, this is the place! Shawshank and I could have spent hours here, but 2 coffees and 1 cake was our limit. We’ll definitely be back.
Oh my, isn’t it exciting when you discover a new coffee shop? Not only that, but one that happens to be a 5 minute walk away… and is dog friendly? The Good Coffee Cartel is nailing it.
The Good Coffee Cartel is a coffee place, roaster and retail shop. Get ’em checked.