Gesso Coffee and Tea Lounge –
20-22 St Georges Road, G3 6UJ

Today we went for a long walk; through the city, down to Queen’s Park then back up and along the River and through the West End.  Made a pit-stop at Kelvingrove Gallery then headed back into town, and very happily stumbled across Gesso – a relatively new café tucked away on St George’s Road.  I’d briefly read about this on WOW247’s “Best Coffee Spots in Glasgow” post a few weeks ago but had totally forgotten about it.

We popped in and got some coffee and cake to recharge and I couldn’t be more pleased to report it was LOVELY.  The café itself is beautiful; from the outside it looks really compact, and it’s a pleasant surprise wandering in to find that it’s absolutely huge.  The design is on point – exposed brick walls, white and wood finishes throughout, with a great choices of seating (from the cosy and comfortable to the practical dining).  If the style hadn’t already won me over the cake selection definitely would have…

gesso cakes

We ordered a latte and a breakfast tea, a slice of chocolate brownie and a slice of their lemon and blueberry cake.  I can safely vouch for all of the above.  It came to £9.20 for everything so definitely won’t be break the bank (and should be good competition for Starbucks round the corner).  I wish I had chatted to the staff a bit more and found out a bit more about the place, their coffee and their food, but I guess that’s just all the more reason to go back.  From what I could see, they have a pretty extensive menu, with a cake to please every sweet tooth that may enter. There’s a little gallery/exhibition space in the back, and a little “shop” area in the front of the store selling coffee and condiments, etc.

The delicious coffee, comfy sofa and laid back music made for a relaxing end to our day and I’d definitely go back.