About Niven's By Café Source
So glad to have found Niven's. Lovely interior, small but more spacious than similar brunch places nearby. The whole menu looked great. We had the ham and cheese french toast and the cullen skink toastie, which was *amazing*. Two other people in the restaurant were also having it. Good coffee and brownie too. The evening menu also looks great, so we'll have to go back to try that at some point.
The guy serving was very polite but didn't seem to know we'd booked via 5pm. Had to ask for the set menu! Loved the gnocchi cheese, the crispy prawns were tasty and the arancini were nice but a bit cool in the middle. The coley was well cooked. The chicken looked delicious, but the birthday girl's dish had a pink area and that put her off. We were all offered free drinks - 2 took coffees. Had originally asked if something could be done for a birthday, but nothing happened. All in all, disappointing.
Gourmet small plate dining in Strathbungo
Niven’s by Cafe Source is the youngest sibling of the popular Scottish restaurant family. With a focus on small plate dishes meant for sharing, menus are built around first class, ethically sourced Scottish produce that blends the modern with the traditional.
Flavours from around the world
Niven’s by Cafe Source offers breakfast, brunch and evening menus with a distinctly international feel. Individual items can change, but brunch options could include the India tomato, chilli & spinach scramble with bombay potatoes, spiced onion and flatbread (vegan option available), or the cullen skink toastie with smoked haddock, leek and melted mature cheddar on Niven’s sourdough.
Highlights of the small plate evening menu include the crispy Ramsay’s pork belly with fennel remoulade, roast pineapple and curry oil; the braised ox cheek & haggis pithivier with turnip puree and horseradish mash, and the pan-fried sesame sea bass with sweet & sour carrot accompanied by Chinese salad. Vegetarians can sample dishes such as the wild mushroom & blue murder gnocchi while vegan options include the sweet potato & chickpea curry.
Strathbungo attractions and transport links
Niven’s by Cafe Source is on Nithsdale Road in Strathbungo. Local attractions include the buzzing bars of nearby Pollokshaws Road, Queen’s Park and the Tramway theatre. The nearest train station is Pollokshields West and there is limited on street parking.