Updated: Mar 3, 2020
So you're visiting a city that's been voted as one of the most hipster places in the UK, you expect great coffee everywhere, right? Having lived in Glasgow for several years now, that's not necessarily the case.
For being a city that has a tremendous amount of different things to offer tourists and locals alike, coffee doesn't necessarily spring to mind with Glasgow. Don't get me wrong, you can find good coffee around the city, and there's definitely nothing short of an abundance of coffee shops dotted around every part of the city. However, a very unique little coffee shop has just opened that we've fallen in love with, Empire Coffee.
Yes, that's right, it's a coffee shop in a Tardis.
If you didn't know already, there are six Tardis' (Tardi?) around the city and several of them have been commissioned out to local entrepreneurs. We have a very special link to Doctor Who in Glasgow, with the writer of Doctor Who, Verity Lambert, donating a lot of her initial writings to the University of Strathclyde. So, the city decided to dot these Tardis' around the city which has added a unique bit of culture and colour to our streets.
So, this coffee shop opened up a few weeks ago and, let me tell you, the coffee is great. Not only is Rocco one of the nicest people you'll meet in Glasgow - and that's saying something for the world's friendliest city - but the coffee is worth the trip out of the City Centre.
You can find the great coffee and the Tardis up near the Glasgow Cathedral. We also pass it on our City Centre tour which you can find information about at www.walkingtoursin.com/tours