February 8, 2015 Glasgow, Sandwich, soup No Comments

Exterior

Exterior

With my interest in church and community cafes fuelled by trips to places like Cafe Camino and the Grassmarket Community Cafe, I decided to see what Glasgow had to offer, in this regard, by stopping for lunch at the Oasis Cafe on Bath Street.

Part of Renfield St Stephen’s church, the spacious cafe has excellent natural light and a granite tiled floor, with modern table and banquette seating. It’s really quite smart.

Soup and panini

Soup and panini

The daily changing menu is listed on the blackboard. From it I chose cauliflower soup and a hummus and pepper panini. I took a seat to wait for the items to be delivered, as per the instructions from the friendly counter woman.

Both items soon arrived, presented side by side on the same plate. I tucked in to the soup, firstly. It was a little light, texture wise, for the wintry conditions outside, but it was packed with flavour and deeply satisfying.

The panini was similarly very tasty, with profuse hummus and peppers making for really pleasing mouthfuls.

So overall, I was impressed with the Oasis Cafe. It served me two very good dishes in a smart cafe setting. I’m often in this part of town, so look forward to future visits.

Scores
Blythe scores the Oasis Cafe
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: cream of cauliflower soup; hummus and red pepper panini

I drank: water

I wore: brogue boots

Total bill: £5.95

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Written by BKR