Interior

Interior

I was once again blessed with a moment or two to allow me a sit-in breakfast in the west, so took myself to one of Glasgow’s newer coffee stops, Spitfire, in the Merchant City.

The stylish interior has smart globe lighting and a contemporary feel to it, although is clearly a conversion of a much older property and retains some wonderful stonework details. I liked it.

Eggs

Eggs

The friendly counter man/owner was quickly enquiring about my general state of wellbeing before aksing what I might wish to sample. I was in an eggs on toast mood, so ordered scrambled on brown with a side of bacon.

First up was their espresso, a seasonal blend from Caravan, which was just as impressive as the same variety I’d sampled in Urban Angel, the previous week.

Espresso

Espresso

The eggs soon arrived looking neat and tidy. They proved good eating with the toast and butter particularly good. The bacon was nicely prepared too, but I’m not sure two rashers for £2 really represented good value, particularly given the egg dish was a healthy portion on its own.

So overall, I was impressed with Spitfire. The welcome is warm, the place stylish, the coffee excellent and the food really pretty good. I look forward to many future visits and would happily recommend it to you.

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

I ate: scrambled eggs on toast with bacon

I drank: espresso, water

I wore: new brown socks

Total bill: £8

Written by BKR