The Treehouse in Tollcross is a delightful little cafe that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or a coffee. It’s situated in Leven Street with huge amounts of light flowing in through the windows. The decor is mixed, with paintings, shelves with tea pots and live plants dotted around giving it a warm and comfy feel to the place.
I popped in for lunch as many people seem to do and it was packed by the time I left. Their menu choice is varied and prices are cheaper than normal – definitely for the quality dished up.
I had a juice to go along with my brie, bacon and cranberry panini (£3.50 sit in, cheaper to take away) which came with a side of two different salads which made for a refreshing change from crisps.
It was really tasty, not that you can go wrong with a panini, but the salad was a definite bonus for me.
I couldn’t resist the cakes on display and opted for a banana muffin with a pot of blackberry herbal tea.
The frosting was fantastic as was the rest of the muffin. All of their baked goods looked good enough to dive into, especially the Victoria sponge. The choice varies daily as they are freshly made on the premises.
The tea was delicious and the pot served up 2 1/2 cups of tea which is pretty good for £1.25.
There are complimentary papers in the Treehouse, so it would be easy to spend an afternoon browsing them or the other glossy magazines they have for customers.
On a Sunday afternoon, they have live music which I am eager to experience. The Treehouse also offer student discount of 10% on everything.
Staff are friendly, efficient and food is exactly what you expect it to be. Definitely one of the best places in Tollcross for a quick lunch or leisurely coffee at credit crunch prices.
Suitable for disabled? Yes, on ground floor as are the toilets.