When I was home in Glasgow for Christmas I popped into Delizique in the West End for a bite to eat with my brother, his wife and our friend Barry.
Delizique originally opened as a beautiful deli on the corner of Hyndland Road and White Street. My brother, who lives a mere 5 minutes walk from it nearly bankrupted himself by shopping in there all the time when it opened. It closed and reopened in 2008 as Cafezique with Delizique moving a couple of doors up.
The new and improved Delizique really is lovely. A beautiful olive tree decorated in fairy lights provides the perfect centrepiece in the cafe area next to its large window, high ceilings and distressed wood panels. When you enter, you are hit with the intoxicating aroma or fresh bread and patisseries baked in their in-house bakery. Shelves are stocked full of dried goods, cooking equipment and cookery books. It used to be an old tenement building and the ceiling is about 20ft high so they have created a mezzanine which will be more of a shop selling vintage homeware, olive trees and hampers.
We initially went for a coffee and some cake but once the smell of food hit us, we decided to have lunch….and then coffee and cake! All of the food is served on wooden boards which fits in with the rustic feel of the place.
Barry started off with the goats cheese and beetroot pizza…
The pizza was pretty small but it was still delicious. My brother Adam opted for the roast beef thinly sliced served with a horseradish cream…
This was also extremely tasty. Sami and I decided to share the hot smoked trout which was divine. It was heavily smoked but I like that. The flavour may prove strong for some though.
We then each ordered the buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup. You can’t go wrong with pancakes. They arrives smelling heavenly and were as light as air.
By this point I was stuffed but the crème brûlée tarts looked too good to resist so we ordered a couple of them to have with our coffee. Again, light as air but rich at the same time. Beautiful.
Delizique is an institution in the West End of Glasgow but if you haven’t been I would highly recommend it. Its the perfect place to go at the weekend, either to recover from a hangover with their enticing breakfast/brunch or just to catch up with friends over a coffee and cake.
70 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5PT
Tel: 0141-339 2000