Vegan Brunch at Abarcromby, Glasgow

Breakfast food is my favourite food. I love it so much I made a #veganbreakfastglasgow tag on Instagram to keep track of good grub I’ve eaten and get recommendations on things to try. One recommendation that popped up was Abarcromby’s vegan brunch, so I went along to try it out.

I’ve probably walked past Abarcromby hundreds of times, but never paid attention and just assumed there wouldn’t be anything I could eat. I was so wrong. I popped in for Sunday brunch after seeing on Instagram that their veggie breakfast could be veganised.

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Abarcromby is a cosy and welcoming wee place beside Kelvinhall Underground. They were playing chilled out jazz and had the feel of a family kitchen, with the cook telling me they make their own haggis from scratch. I was sold. Any breakfast with haggis in it is a brilliant one in my book.

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The vegetarian breakfast is easily veganised if you ask and they’ll replace the eggs with spinach. The plate of food I was presented with was wonderful. To some, a fry up is a fry up and they don’t vary much, but there’s definitely an art to it. The mushrooms were perfectly cooked to be tender and tasty, and the potato scone was fried beautifully so it did that thing where it puffs up and goes crispy and golden, while soft and fluffy inside – a tough Scottish staple to perfect. Beans, tomato and spinach are standard stuff but worked well for dipping and scooping it all up, but the haggis was the star of the show. Soft, spicy, squidgy and flavourful, these wonderful wee things were so delicious. A perfect blend of vegetables, pulses, flavours and herbs that hit the spot for comforting stodge. This brunch is a bargain at £5.95 for well cooked comfort food and it’s a lovely way to spend a cosy afternoon.

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