My hidden gem

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I do not know if I will regret writing this here. Word might spread. But I am going to share one of my hidden gems here in Glasgow when eating out, Papercup on Great Western Road. There, it’s out and no taking it back. Jamie and I have been quite frequent Papercup visitors on and off for quite a while. So when Jamie the other day said we should go for breakfast today as a little study break both us knew where to go. It is about a five minute walk from our flat, which is a huge bonus.

Anyway, Papercup is meant to have some of the best coffee in Glasgow. I can no longer call myself a coffee drinker, it was a short but sweet romance as my stomach due to previous issues with stress can’t handle coffee. I get terrible stomach pains from it. So instead I have embraced the tea life. So I cannot say much about the coffee, my parents and Jamie have all enjoyed it though. Anyway, I hadn’t tried their food until recently when my family visited and they were desperately hungry for breakfast and Papercup popped into mind. That’s when I realised how amazing their food is. What I love about Papercup is that they cook all their food behind their counter and till (just behind where Jamie is sitting in the photo) so it almost feel like you are in someone’s home.

The two things that I’ve tried on their menu have both been heavenly! They have a sourdough bread toasted sandwich with humous, lemon and halloumi, which is probably one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. Today I opted for something off their breakfast menu: poached eggs with kale, lemon and hazelnuts on sourdough bread. Delicious! I love how everything feels nice and fresh. I love finding creative and healthier options when eating out for brunch/breakfast as I’m not really a huge fan of the fry up 😛

The only negative thing I can say about them is that the staff could be slightly more outgoing, that would make the place even better. Another I love and dislike at the same time is the size of Papercup. It is small and intimate, which is lovely when you have a seat but not so nice when you are starving and really want to just sit down for some tea/ coffee and some food and it is super busy.

Haha excuse my lovely wind blown hair in the photo. Glasgow tends to do that to you. Once when I was at the hairdresser’s they asked if I would like my hair curled and I thought that could be nice so I said yes. After her spending ages curling I paid and left and on my ten minute walk home the wind was blowing like no tomorrow and by the time I got home nearly all the curls were gone… Oh Glasgow, it only seems to happen on days when you are happy with your hair, rain pouring down and windy hurricanes. It’s like they know!

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