Brunch, the most important meal for the Gay.
I like a good (and occasionally boozy) brunch; it’s Ideal for starting off a day when you don’t have to do anything and Glasgow has its fair selection of good places to visit. On this occasion the other half and I visited the Wilson Street Pantry.
Opened back in 2014, this hipster haven (billed as a place for customers to layback and hide with a coffee) has seen it’s success spread by word of mouth and an Instagram full of food porn that specialises in making you want avocado more than you ever thought you did.
Having been recommend to me on separate occasions by different people, I was going in with high expectations and Wilson Street did not disappoint. The mood when you walk through the door was relaxed, from the smell of fresh coffee and toast to the welcoming staff. Upon being shown to our seat, we were given menus and fresh water without asking.
To drink, I opted for a black coffee with milk on the side and he went for a soy cappuccino. Good coffee isn’t hard to come by in Merchant City and here is no exception. My basic black was smooth and hot with a rich flavour and pleasant after taste. The soy cappuccino was “smooth with a hearty aftertaste of espresso with the sweetness of chocolate in the foam."
On the website it says "Here at The Pantry brunch is what we do best”and their dedicated brunch menu is a sight to behold. Rolls, porridge, toast of the normal and French variety and 4 separate styles of Eggs Benedict. I had the benedict with bacon and link sausage and he had toast with avocado, smoked salmon and opted to add two fried eggs on top.
We didn’t wait long for it to arrive, beautifully presented and smelling fresh. My eggs were delicious, bacon crisp and the hollandaise cut though with just the right amount of tang. His was, to quote; "freshly toasted sourdough bread topped with creamy avocado and hearty smoked salmon with two fried eggs making it a well balanced and colourful brunch."
We spent a few hours there in total, and were tempted by the selection of cakes but decided against it because we were so full. The bill was £24.30 in the end; my link sausage and his eggs were £4 extra in total and the coffee’s were £4.80 when put together. Extremely well priced for the quality of the coffee and food.
The Wilson Street Pantry // 6 Wilson Street Glasgow // G1 1SS
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