Toshie’s social enterprise cafe will open on Garscube Road in Glasgow

A new social enterprise cafe is coming to Glasgow’s North West this summer.

Located on Garscube Road, the space will be fully refurbished before opening thanks to a partnership between Queens Cross Workspace and The Courtyard Pantry, a community project run by mental health charity Flourish House.

In homage to a nearby church designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the new café will be called Toshie’s and will serve a tasty selection of treats requested by the local community.

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Dale Todd, Courtyard Pantry Coordinator, said, “We want to create a community center that serves delicious food and refreshments, while providing a comfortable and welcoming place to visit.

“We spoke with locals and people who work in the area, asking them what they would like us to sell at Toshie’s.

“They would like to see us selling delicious breakfast rolls, tasty sandwiches, soups as well as healthy options such as porridge and salads.

“So that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

“We can’t wait to get started.”

Toshie’s will be housed in property owned by Queen Cross Workspace, a local economic development company operating in Glasgow’s North West.

Pictured are Toshie’s manager Laura McFarlane (right) and Queens Cross manager Rona Anderson as they hand over the keys to the new community cafe

Rona Anderson, Director of Property, Enterprise and Regeneration at Queens Cross, said: “This is a great example of how we can use our position within the community to help bridge the gaps in terms of employment.

“We have to use all the levers we have to try to create opportunities for local people where we can.”

To view a short film on the new Café click here.

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