A couple of days ago my sister and I met up for lunch during the two-hour break I head inbetween classes. Since moving to the other side of university I've walked past so many nice new places, and I have resolved to try as many as possible of these. Naturally, my sister is my chosen accomplice for these excursions. Kember & Jones was high up on my list, as it is precisely in my taste. It's a lovely, airy place where you can get light lunches, cake, coffee and bread.
We decided to have lunch and both opted for the soup of the day (we tend to always want the same things - we've got too similar tastes!), which was carrot, coriander and something more. It was wonderfully creamy and delicious! With that we got a basket of assorted breads, all of which were really good. In our usual fashion, we decided to have cake afterward, and had a beautiful chocolate cake with a filling of raspberries and some sort of light chocolate-y mousse. Along with that, we had a cappuccino each, so I can confirm that their coffee is great.
It is a bit on the expensive side, but everything I tried was wonderful, and the space itself is so nice, so it's definitely worth it as a treat. The location is perfect for me as well - it's situated towards one end of Byres Road, just five minutes from the university, and not even ten minutes from home. So if you ever find yourself on Byres Road and want to have a small bite or some cake, definitely check Kember & Jones out! I know I won't be able to stay away for long...
Have you discovered any new gems near you recently?