May 16, 2015 Breakfast, Glasgow No Comments



It feels like I’m living on the Edinburgh to Glasgow train at the moment. More accurately, I’m doing a lot of sleeping on it as the starts get earlier and the finishes later. On another early morning visit, I decided to give Cafe Fame, on Hope Street, a try for breakfast.

Proclaiming that it served “Italian classics” above the door, the place is spacious and has a friendly feel to it. I thought it was quite charming.



Their Fame brekafast caught my eye with talk of poached egg, cured meats and cheese, so I ordered that. I added espresso by Lucaffe, which was a decent Italian roast without unduly setting pulses racing.

The breakfast promptly appeared, delivered by the chef who prepared it. It looked quite bonnie. The prosciutto and salami were both of pleasing quality, but it was sad to see the poached egg’s yolk so hard and the cheese of the processed slice variety. It rather let down what was a nice looking selection.



I like breakfasts in this style, but they’re so often reliant on top quality ingredients to carry them off so that little disappointments have a rather big impact. On a cold Glasgow day, it didn’t quite transport me to warm Italian shores in the way it could have.

So overall, I really like the space at Cafe Fame, but the food, whilst perfectly pleasant, could use a little improvement. I’ll pop back for coffee next time I’m looking for a relaxing spot in the city centre.

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

I ate: Fame breakfast

I drank: espresso

I wore: brogues

Total bill: £6.90

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Written by BKR