April 16, 2015 Breakfast, Glasgow No Comments

Exterior

Exterior

I was labouring under a pretty hefty hangover, after celebrating the 10th anniversary of Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature, as I wandered along the streets of Glasgow in search of breakfast sustenance. I alighted upon the Elmbank Express which looked exactly what was needed.

An informal cafe in the greasy spoon style, it’s just a couple of doors down from the King’s Cafe, which has recently been converted into yet another bloody burger place.

The friendly counter woman steered me in the direction of the full breakfast, which comprised bacon, link and lorne sausage, fried egg, beans, black pudding and tattie scone. I added toast and tea. This all came to the princely sum of £4.95.

Breakfast

Breakfast

The lorne and black pudding were a little on the crisp side, but everything else was pretty nicely prepared, with a particularly good egg and tasty bacon. It wasn’t the highest quality breakfast in history, but it hit the spot.

So overall, I enjoyed my visit to the Elmbank Express. Clearly a popular place, they did a good job of tending to my hungover needs. I’d be happy to visit again, hopefully when feeling on slightly better form.

Looking out

Looking out

Scores
Blythe scores Elmbank Express
3.5/5 for food
2.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 12.5/20

I ate: breakfast

I drank: tea

I wore: stripy socks

Total bill: £4.95

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Written by BKR