My organisational skills have become increasingly haphazard, of late. One example of this is that I had long been meaning to pop over to Tollcross to visit the Khartoum Cafe for an age, and aside from one quick coffee stop, a few months back, I hadn’t been able to make it happen. I was glad to rectify that, today.

I was joined by regular guest quester Iain, who most recently joined at McTaggart’s. He works in this part of town, so is a regular patron at this rather lovely little Sudanese cafe.

Sudanese coffee

Sudanese coffee

The heart of their menu is a selection of wraps, with a strong emphasis on vegetarian options. We both settled upon a falafel wrap, opting for baba ghanoush and hummus as additional fillings. Given the wraps were presented cut in half, we each tried half of both varieties.

The wraps were very tasty indeed. The lightly smoky baba ghanoush was my marginal favourite, but both packed in loads of flavour and considerable charm.



We accompanied things with Sudanese coffee, which was new to me. The very friendly and welcoming counter men brewed us up a traditional pot to share. Heavily scented with cardamom, it was right up my alley, so I enjoyed it muchly.

So overall, I was highly impressed with the Khartoum Cafe. The busy little cafe space is a rather splendid place to lunch. I look forward to visiting again and would recommend you do the same.

Blythe scores Khartoum Cafe
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20

Today’s questers were: Iain, Blythe

We ate: hummus falafel wrap; baba ghanoush falafel wrap

We drank: water, Sudanese coffee

We wore: striped scarves (2)

Total bill: £10.20

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Written by BKR