Exterior

Exterior

After concluding my morning’s transactions, I took a recommendation and toddled round the corner to check out a recently arrived cafe called Gesso, just off Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street.

I found a wonderfully airy and welcoming space, which is equal parts deli, cafe and gallery/performance space. It had a really nice feel to it.

Soup and toastie

Soup and toastie

I ordered at the counter, opting for a soup and sandwich combo. I chose red pepper, mushroom and tarragon soup then matched it with a three-cheese toastie. I asked the friendly counter woman to bring an espresso to follow.

I took a seat and awaited delivery of items, which promptly arrived. The soup was hearty and rustic and packed good flavour. The toastie was pretty good, too, with a nice combination of well melted cheese.

Interior

Interior

The espresso, a Goosedubs blend from Dear Green, was rather good, too. I was left to reflect upon a very relaxing and high quality lunching experience.

So overall, I really enjoyed my visit to Gesso. I think there’s room for the food to be a wee notch better, but I thought the space was just lovely and the atmosphere highly conducive to relaxed enjoyment. I look forward to visiting again.

Toastie close-up!

Toastie close-up!

Scores
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: cream of red pepper, mushroom and tarragon soup; cheese toastie

I drank: water, espresso

I wore: grey suit

Total bill: £8.80

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Written by BKR