McCune Smith

McCune Smith

Café

0.5 miles
3-5 Duke Street, Glasgow, G4 0UL

Showcasing history through food is the ethos behind the themed menus at McCune Smith. The venue is named after doctor James McCune Smith, the Glasgow-educated intellectual and abolitionist, who was the first African American to receive a medical degree, and chose to study at the University of Glasgow after being denied entry into American universities due to his race. Meanwhile, sandwiches are named after famous individuals from The Scottish Enlightenment. Another guiding principle is the use of pure, local ingredients.

The current Enlightenment menu features luminaries such as Thomas Cochrane, whose time in South America is represented by the Brazilian malgueta chicken, sweet potato, spring onions and slow-roasted tomatoes on a spelt roll. Alternatively, why not opt for the Frances Wright, which showcases Kentucky ham, homemade sweetcorn relish and fresh salad on multigrain? Vegetarians are catered for by the poet and author Tobias Smollett, who is signified by an unusual combination of spring green pesto, goat’s cheese and red cabbage and apple slaw. Equally delicious and meatfree is the multigrain sandwich filled with leek pâté, Isle of Mull Cheddar, slow-roasted tomatoes and salad leaves. All sandwiches are served with a side of fascinating history, and the option of homemade soup.

Future menus are set to include the female engineers edition, which will offer the likes of the Dorothy Roundtree – tahini, apple, chilli and lemon matched with coriander salsa and sweet potato – and the barbecue pork shoulder, roast jalapeño slaw and salad sandwich named after Victoria Drummond.


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Opening Hours:
Mon:8am-4pm
Tues:8am-4pm
Weds:8am-4pm
Thurs:8am-4pm
Fri:8am-4pm
Sat:8am-4pm
Sun:8am-4pm
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