McCune Smith at The Glad Cafe
Shortly after it was voted the Best Performing Arts Venue in Scotland at the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards, The Glad Café began collaborating with McCune Smith in the summer of 2016. Located on the fringe of Glasgow’s Merchant City, McCune Smith brought with it it’s ethos of fresh, ethical and local sourcing. With daily specials, the seasonal menu is vibrant and caters for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters in equal measure.
Upon our recent visit to The Glad Café, we found the staff were more than up to the challenge of a busy Sunday service. I had a lovely autumnal soup – spiced roast pumpkin – complemented by a salad of squash, crumbled feta, herb oil and dukka. My partner opted for the breakfast offering, and enjoyed sweet tattie pattie, crispy scrambled tofu and rosemary, spring onion hash, and a portion of black pudding. To finish, I plumped for a slice of parsnip, ginger and lime cake, which was lovely and moist, and topped with creamy lime icing. Meanwhile, my partner enjoyed a slice of rich pumpkin cake, paired with an Americano from the vast drinks menu – which also includes a varied selection of draught beers for those looking to imbibe. All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable meal.
The Glad Café isn’t just an eatery; it’s a community hub. It boasts a jam-packed programme of events, which includes comedy nights, theatre productions and film showings, art exhibitions and musical performances.