Buried away in the midst of offices and student accommodation, Piece Cafe is one of a small chain of four sandwich places in Glasgow, with the brand having been trading since 2008.
Their stated intention is to elevate the humble sandwich to greatness. This was my first exposure to their wares on a bright, in-between-hours visit.
Let’s firstly deal with their coffee which was shit. Moving on.
The premises have a officey feel to them. There was the sense of nearby professionals and aspiring professionals conducting meetings in a welcomingly civil setting. It felt very familiar to me.
I kept my food order simple with their top-of-the-shop sandwich the New Yorker my selection.
This packed a lot of elements in to what proved quite a compact sandwich. I took a seat at one of their shelf window seats to assess it.
It proved decently satisfying with the bread a real strength and the salt beef really good. However, given there were so many elements included it proved a bit of a roller coaster of sudden harsh mustard, then pickly gherkins, then cheese, then fairly bland veg. It was a mixed bag.
So overall, I’m not sure I caught Piece on its best day. What I had, aside from the awful coffee, was in the realms of good but not great. Their concept is strong though so I’d recommend giving it a go and crossing your fingers that you have slightly better luck than I had.
Blythe scores Piece
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: New Yorker (salt beef, turkey, Swiss cheese, gherkins, sauerkraut, tomato, Dijon mustard, Russian dressing)
I drank: espresso
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £5
Address: 200 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1RU