Exterior

Exterior

With the recent expansion of Peter’s Yard’s empire, with the arrival of a couple of Soderberg branches, it was interesting to note the arrival of Swedish Affar, a little cafe on Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square. Straight off the train, I headed to check it out.

Gloriously white, with an elegant chandelier centrepiece to the room, I thought it really rather chic as I walked in and poked my nose around the place.

Cinnamon bun

Cinnamon bun

I wasn’t quite sure what to have but was very glad to be recommended a cinnamon bun by the friendly counter woman. I added an espresso.

Having taken a seat in the window, my items were promptly with me. The coffee was well made, so that was a pleasing start, although I was less convinced by it on a subsequent visit.

Interior

Interior

The cinnamon bun was just lovely and had nice hints of cardamom in the mix, too. It was a definite hit.

So overall, I thought Swedish Affar was charming, elegant and rather lovely. Located next to a number of chain eateries, it brings a lovely independent freshness to the square. I’d recommend a visit.

Scores
Blythe scores Swedish Affar
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20

I ate: cinnamon bun

I drank: espresso

I wore: black brogues

Total bill: £3.70

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Written by BKR