Gesso Coffee and Tea Lounge – www.facebook.com/GessoLounge
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…
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.