Going about my everyday life I often forget how much I am completely in love with the West End of G-Town. And then a moment of pure undiluted love and pleasure hits me square in the chops
I had one of these moments last Sunday … It was a perfect sunny spring day, I was wearing my favourite Tory Burch trainers for the first time in ages (they only get out the house when there’s zero chance of rain) and I was on my way to brunch with the Yelp Glasgow crew – I was just happy to be alive.
Well on brunch day who isn’t happy to be alive?
I’m always excited to try a new brunch spot so was thrilled to give Singl-end a try since I’d heard so many good things.
Singl-end is a hidden treasure, located just behind Sauchiehall Street on Renfrew Street. Once you enter this basement coffee shop come restaurant it’s hard not to be immediately enchanted by the large bo-ho style space. I loved the cool young funky vibe here, the cool decor and the huge tables of cakes that you have to walk by as soon as you walk in. It’s a little slice of chilled out heaven on a Sunday morning and I could imagine losing the whole day here just hanging out.
The staff were attentive and seemed on the ball even tho we had two large tables full of hungry brunchers. They were friendly and fun and even tho it was a busy Sunday morning service they all had massive smiles.
I had decided before I even got out of bed that I was going to have the baked spicy eggs, there was just no way I could resist this dish. Described as Eggs oven baked in a casserole of homemade pork and fennel sausage, cannellini beans, tomato and chilli served with bread.
My food was pretty quickly delivered…I quite like a little bit of theatre in a dish sometimes which I felt I got with my brunch. It came served in a hot skillet dish which sat on a wooden box. I enjoyed the presentation although was freaking out I was going to scald myself or someone else on the piping hot skillet…thankfully I didn’t
The dish was absolutely lovely. The eggs were perfectly cooked and runny once the yolk was burst (yum!) There were 3 big chunks of the fennel sausage which was gorgeously meaty, and the bean and tomato sauce was packed with tangy flavour – although I wouldn’t exactly have called it spicy. It was still an incredibly well put together dish which was probably big enough for two.
My only gripe with the dish was that I had to leave my toasted sour dough because it was far too crunchy and hard for me, which I really dislike.
I made an executive decision to leave about ⅓ of my eggs because there was no way I was leaving without trying a cake.
After looking at them for about 10 minutes I finally decided on a cinnamon bun. The bun was doughy but still managed to be light and was full of tasty cinnamon and packed with chopped pecans which I love…. The more pecans the better I think – infact you could say I am nuts for them (oh the banter! 😛 )
Including a few lattes & a smoothie my bill came to about £18 I think which I was more than happy with. The standard of the food was excellent and there was so much of it that it’s hard to find fault with the cost.
Singl-end is a gorgeous hip cafe doing some really lovely tasty dishes which you can tell a lot of thought has gone into. Would definitely recommend this spot…. I’ll be back for sure.