The Sunday Post (Newcastle)

Bungalow Cafe


In the past couple of decades, Finnieston has grown into one of the most vibrant, ever-changing parts of Glasgow.

I love taking a wander through here, and the beauty of the stretch of Argyle Street I’m strolling along is in its variety.

Pub grub, fish and chips, and quick slices of pizza neighbour some of the city’s finest dining and cuisines from across the globe.

It’s the same too for the bars, whether you’re after a hip IPA, a fancy cocktail, a fine whisky or just whatever pint they have on draft, you’re well catered for.

It’s a little early for that though, so I’m on the lookout for a spot of elevenses.

It happens to be a Friday, which means I can treat myself to something baked and tasty, guilt-free.

Mind you, as an intrepid cafe critic, that is also the case for any day with a Y in it...

I begin my search for a scone at a couple of modernlook­ing cafes that look designed to be spots to grab a coffee and whip the laptop out to catch up on some emails.

Really putting the spy in Scone Spy this week, I peer in the

A deliciousl­y tasty treat that more than fills a space. window but sadly the counters appear to be lacking in what I’m after.

Unperturbe­d, I carry on along what’s become known as the Finnieston Strip to see if I fare better elsewhere.

Towards the park I turn a corner to find the excellent Mother India, a Glasgow icon known for its traditiona­l setting, warmth and stunning food.

Adjoining the restaurant is the Bungalow Cafe, where my scone-finding mission is complete.

A traditiona­l cafe and ice cream parlour, it has a fine selection of cakes and cones.

It’s a little chilly for the latter so I order a scone, and I’m also tempted by the hefty chunks of white chocolate caramel shortcake on offer. One for the road!

The scone is excellent, the perfect ratio of crumble to softness and a light, buttery taste. The caramel shortcake, which admittedly I polished off just over an hour later, was also tremendous.

I’ll certainly return on my next wander!

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