Monday, 30 January 2017

The Steamie

1024 Argyle Street
G38LX, Glasgow
Open every day
Espresso, aeropress, V60, chemex, cold brew
Coffee: Artisan Roast (mostly)
Also: Meals, cakes, beans
Coolness: It's so chilled you could wear your pjs and no-one would lift an eyebrow

The Steamie (4♥) is cosy coffee shop located on bustling Argyle Street in Finnieston, just West of central Glasgow.

These folks are very partial to coffee and offer a wide choice of brew methods. They use Edinburgh-based roaster Artisan Roast for their hot coffees across espresso, aeropress, V60 and chemex. They also offer bottled cold brews from Brew Lab and Avenue and you may be able to sample some nitro keg coffee from Brew Lab.

Breakfast, lunches and in-between snacks include granola, toast, bagels, scones, soups and cakes. And their panini fillings range from chorizo and smoked paprika mayo, to hummus and roasted red pepper to brie and caramelised red onion.

Their main food gig, however, is eggs en cocotte - traditional French baked eggs served in an individual dish. You can have them plain or with toppings: mozzarella, brie, sun dried tomato and prosciutto among others.

The decor is comprised of exposed brick, hanging filament bulbs, rough wooden flooring and a mix of recycled wooden tables and chairs of many shapes and sizes. There's no bench between customers and baristas and the space is fairly tightly packed, all contributing to a cosy living room feel but with better coffee.

(For the non-Scottish coffee lovers, a 'steamie' is a public or communal wash house for clothes washing)


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