May 17, 2017 Breakfast, Glasgow No Comments

Java Jess Emporium

I’m growing more and more fond of Glasgow with each visit and enjoyed a lovely stroll through the city and along the Clyde just recently. It took me to Java Jess Emporium for a breakfast time visit.


A quirky little cafe on the corner of the Broomielaw and Oswald Street, it slightly reminded me of Cafe Presko but without the day-glo paint-job.

I was in the mood for a breakfast roll so ordered one filled with bacon and black pudding. I added an espresso for the required morning caffeine hit.


The friendly counter woman prepared things to order as I took a seat on one of their comfy sofas.

Things were soon with me looking much as expected. The roll wasn’t quite to usual Glasgow standards but had been lightly toasted for decent crispness. The filling was pretty good, though, and did the job without much fuss.


The espresso was in the Italian roast style but was smartly presented and not bad.

So overall, I rather enjoyed Java Jess Emporium. It looks to be doing a friendly and reliable job in quite charming style. Next time you’re strolling along the Clyde and fancy a quick bite give it a go.

Blythe scores Java Jess Emporium
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20

I ate: bacon and black pudding roll

I drank: espresso

I wore: pinstripes

Total bill: £4.30

Address: 52 Broomielaw, Glasgow G1 4QN

Written by BKR