Hands down, Laboratorio Espresso serves the best coffee in Glasgow! Here, you get Italian coffee the way it should be – no fuss, no whipped cream, no additional seasoning – just coffee and milk dosed to perfection.
This is a tiny café with big windows, wooden walls, and a modern, feel-good vibe. My university is five minutes away from this little gem, and it is without a doubt my go-to coffee spot when my eyes are aching from having read far too many journals. One of the many times I went for a coffee break, I overheard another regular ask the barista why they had chosen not to offer syrups. The barista looked at him, smiled, and asked: “Why add more to something that is already made flawlessly?”.
That conversation really impersonates the feeling you get inside Laboratorio Espresso. This coffee shop might be simplistic in terms of its décor and coffee, but it is ambitious, and the belief in the famous saying “less is more” certainly shines through. If you are a bit of a coffee geek like myself, I recommend trying their cold brewed filter coffee. This is a very different experience! You can also just grab a seat under the racer bike hanging from the wall, and ask you taste buds what coffee and Italian cake they fancy. They will not be disappointed. I promise!