Barfia (Glasgow) : Review

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Unit3
60 Forth Street
Glasgow G41 2SS

T:  0141 429 3204.    W: www,barfia.com


I heard about this place opening ages ago, but then it went out of my mind completely.

Recently one of my friends brought one of Barfi’s boxes for me to try with them so I couldn’t wait as I love Indian sweets….well I love sweets period I have a sweet tooth 🙂

About

This shop has recently opened and from what I have heard is mega popular, and I can see and taste why but I will get to that.

They do many different types of Indian sweets but today I was trying Barfi.

For those of you who don’t know what this is, it is very similar to toffee but not as chewy and softer.

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The Barfi…

This was today’s box…and when I say today I mean I will be getting more to try 🙂

  • Millionaires
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Oreo
  • Vimto
  • Banoffee
  • Celebration Cake

Yup, there was one missing but this was eaten before I took the photo.

So let’s do a wee breakdown on flavours :

Millionaires

Firstly the smell was ok and close to what it was trying to be, the taste hmm not that close which is a shame as it could have been really good.

New York Cheesecake

Firstly the smell was spot on, and the flavour was very close so I was impressed with this one.

Oreo

The smell was just ok, and the taste again so so…this was not that good which is a shame as most things that have Oreos are really good.

Vimto

This had a strong smell, and unless you’re a Vimto fan you won’t like the taste but if you are then this one is for you.

Banoffee

The smell of this was very good, and the taste was the best out of the whole box. This one was my fav!

Celebration Cake

The smell was very close to a Birthday cake, and the taste was ok you could just taste the cake favour as it was very subtle.

Overall

Overall I really liked trying the different flavours, and there are still many more to try.

My favourites were the Banoffee and the New York Cheesecake.

If you have never tried Barfi then take a visit to this place and order a box to sample how it tastes but I do recommend you try the original then these flavours.

W: www,barfia.com

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Willow Tea Rooms (Glasgow):​ Review

217 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow

V: 15th July 2018      T:  0141 332 7696  W: www.willowtearoomstrust.org

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


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I had been here many years ago, I think just before it closed for some sandwiches and coffee. I heard it hard recently opened so I thought I would pop in, have a small something and see how the renovation had changed it.

On entering it has changed a lot!!! what used to be where you would buy bits and bobs, and some jewellery its now all for you to sit in and have something to eat or drink.

Next door is now where you can purchas items.

Todays Order…

Scone with jam and clotted cream £4.25
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The wait for this was a little longer than expected, but it did arrive warm so I am guessing it was maybe freshly made.

This was good, what can you say a scone with clotted cream and jam is just mmmm

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Viennese Coffee £4.00
2 shots of espresso and whipped cream

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On arrival, I took the photo right away. This did not look like what it should be, it looked like it should be something else (but it was the correct order)

A Viennese Coffee should not look like this, this just visually looked like a double espresso and that was it.

The coffee was nice but it was NOT what it says it was.

This is how it should be!

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Sorry guys big disappointment here!!!

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 1
Value for Money : 2

Overall

Overall the refurb for here was very nice, at the time of my visit it was only open maybe around the two weeks area.

Today’s visit was ok, I loved the scone but the coffee a massive disappointment!

At some point, I will go back and try the afternoon tea.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 4
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 3.5

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Singl Coffee: Review

Website:  www.singlcoffee.com

Singl coffee was born out of a love for coffee. Truly great, real, coffee.

Here at Singl coffee, we don’t think coffee has reached its peak yet, and if simplicity is key, we aim to take that to the next level. We want fresh ground coffee to be accessible to everybody, every day, no matter where you are. Coffee capsule machines are great, we love them, but you can’t put it in your bag and carry it to work with you! If you don’t put up with bad instant coffee at home, why put up with it anywhere else?


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The guys over at Singl Coffee were nice enough to send me a box, to sample their coffee which was great as I am a big coffee lover. They sent me a sample of each of the coffee’s they sell, so I could get a complete taster of what they do.

Singl Coffee use Arabica coffee beans in all the coffee bags, which helps with the flavour of the coffee so I couldn’t wait to try some.

I opened the box…

I really liked how they packaged this, but something got my attention right away….the coffee is in bags just like tea (I didn’t know this till after they sent me the box when I read about the company)…..now this is interesting.

So I have a Nespresso machine which uses capsules, and I have also purchased compatible capsules so how does this work? well to be honest with you it works very easy.

As you can see from the photo above, you open the package, place the bag in a cup and pour your hot water in…..let it sit for as long as you like (depends how strong you want) and that’s it…..just like making a cup of tea but this time coffee.

It was time to have a coffee….or three 🙂

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I followed the instructions…

Colombian..Sip….Ethiopian….Sip……Decaff….Sip….

I liked all three coffee’s but the Ethiopian one would probably be my favourite, mostly down to taste and aftertaste.

I even took a few bags to work, as I couldn’t carry my Nespresso machine to work. This was great and I really enjoyed having good coffee at my work and at home.

The cost for 7 bags is about £7.50, and 14 is £9.50 which to be honest your better going for the 14. They also do a subscribe and save option, giving you a subscription coffee box, which is good and you get 10% discount doing this option.

Overall I am glad that they sent me some coffee, as I will now be having good coffee at work instead of so-so coffee. I have already recommended www.singlcoffee.com to a few people for them to order, and take the coffee to work.

I will be ordering or having you as my coffee subscription box soon.

Thanks, guys and thanks for improving my coffee experience 🙂