When you walk to the West end from the city centre, you must cross Glasgow’s busiest motorway junction. If you fancy an atmosphere in great contrast to busy highways filled with angry drivers, the café Gesso, situated right next to this junction, is an excellent choice. This is not your average café. Gesso showcases local art at the very back of the venue (you will pass the current exhibition on your way to the loo).
If visual arts is not your thing, go to Gesso to grab a bite instead. I am quite keen on their veggie lasagne, but if you are not in the mood for a piece of meatless Italy, Gesso offers a great selection of fresh sandwiches, salads and delicious cakes. All can be enjoyed while you have a read in one of their many books. I personally think this place is fantastic for a light lunch, but if you are in the area a bit later in the day, pop in for a glass of wine instead and take home one of their freshly baked loafs. Yes, Gesso is one well-equipped café.
Of course, you will also find fantastic coffee here; according to the cheeky sign outside their entrance, it is better than what their next door neighbour, Starbucks, offers. You might have figured out that I agree, but honestly, how can I not when my cappuccino is served with a smile, in a blue coffee cup and with caramelized popcorn on the side?