Over the course of its 25 years thus far the cafe has built-up an enviable reputation for the unique provision of Scottish cuisine at affordable prices, all of which has resulted in its many favourable reviews and awards year after year.
The long established Cafe Gandolfi offers all day food with a Highland bias. Ingredients are fresh, vegetarian option abound and the cooking is confident.
Cafe Gandolfi was opened in the old Cheesemarket in 1979, the first conversion in what is now the vibrant Merchant City area of Glasgow. Named after the noted family of photographers the Cafe has become famed for its stunning interior, principally through its display and usage of wooden furniture designed by Glasgow School of Art graduate Tim Stead. In addition, the Cafe boasts a delightful stained glass window designed by John Clarke which offers a colourful contrast to the rustic wooden restaurant interior.
The cafe's easy-going professionalism has attracted customers from far and wide, along with a few faces we are happy to see on a daily basis. Over the course of its 25 years thus far the cafe has built-up an enviable reputation for the unique provision of Scottish cuisine at affordable prices, all of which has resulted in its many favourable reviews and awards year after year.
A destination cafe that has an exceptionally loyal local clientele and attracts many visitors due to the taste of Scottish produce that always feature on the whole menu. A very comprehensive wine list with matching wine suggestions to many dishes. Friendly, trained staff. All meals from breakfast through to a special dinner can be accommodated.
Baked Vacherin Mont D'Or, served with crusty bread, pumpkin seed brittle and mixed leaves: "The ramekin of cheese with the salad and bread on the side, was very attractive." "Differing textures and flavours from the cheese and the salad made for an excellent plate along with the bread." "The dressing too was quality and had a body that coated the salad yet was light and flavourful."