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Meadow Road Coffee, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow

Meadow Road Coffee, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow

Meadow Road Coffee

The single shot

Amazing coffee within five minutes of my flat? Yes, please.

Meadow Road Coffee, 579 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6HU. Map »

Tel 07828 587250
Email meadowroadcoffee
@gmail.com

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Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Sat-Sun 9am-5pm

Great coffee in pastures new.

There are certain ways, I suppose, that you know your area is up and coming.

But of all the options, the arrival of Kirstie and Phil must surely be up there.

And so it was that Location, Location, Location decamped to Thornwood, at the west end of the west end of Glasgow, at the end of 2014. Thornwood, that is, where I’ve lived for coming on for eight years. It was a bit bemusing when Channel 4 kept showing shots of my street and talking about how they were in Glasgow’s fashionable west end this week.

What was missing? Coffee, obviously. I’m a big fan of Siempre Bicycle Cafe, but it’s a whole 15-minute walk from home.

But salvation, it seems, has arrived. I was tipped off to the arrival of Meadow Road Coffee. It’s mere moments from my flat … but would it be any good?

Oh yes. Oh, very yes.

Meadow Road is further out Dumbarton Road than many people make it, and that’s a shame. With that said, when I stopped by on a Saturday lunchtime, the place was pretty much full. Given that it’s only been open for a few weeks, that surely bodes well.

Why were so many people there? Well, for starters, the coffee was simply superb. I had a gorgeous flat white, made with Dear Green beans, and enjoyed it so much that I followed it up with a long black for the short walk home. (I’d barely started it by the time I was back inside). The coffees are served in … well, I’m not entirely sure how to describe them. They seem like little bowls? There are no handles, certainly. But they’re, frankly, superb.

Meadow Road isn’t a massive place, with three sets of benches and stools by the windows – and a couple more by the brew bar. Yes, Thornwood now has a brew bar. I never thought I’d be typing that.

There’s a great selection of cakes and deli specials as well – my rumbling stomach implored me to get a peanut brownie, which was incredibly tasty.

It’s £2.20 for a flat white or £2 for a long black. Unless you go on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before noon … when your coffee is £1. Yes, that’s right. One pound. For one of the best coffees I’ve ever had in Glasgow. I’m just going to let that sink in.

What can I say? I’m genuinely convinced this place is going to become part of my morning routine. It has wifi too, so it might be even more regular than that. I know one thing for sure: I can’t wait to go back.

Comments: 1 (Add)

KenMa on October 7 2016 at 14:10

What did you think of the service? I've visited this coffee shop on a number of occasions and I find the service staff to be quite unfriendly.

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