Niven’s by Cafe Source has opened on 72 Nithsdale Road. The new food place on the Southside is from the same people behind cafes at St Andrew’s in the Square and Hughenden Road in the West End. The name reflects a previous occupier of the building, H C Niven & Co Motor Engineers. The building was first converted to use as a licensed restaurant/deli, known as Cookie, from its former use as a motor engineering workshop, in 2009. It kept many of the significant period features such as the moulded cornicing and ceiling-mounted hoist track.
It later became The Salisbury and most recently Kowloon bar and restaurant.
Cafe Source first opened in the basement of St Andrew’s in the Square 16 years ago. Across their locations they have a menu built around good Scottish produce.
Expect sandwiches, salads and more substantial dishes like Ramsay’s of Carluke belly of pork with dauphinoise potatoes, beer battered fish and chips, 8 hour braised daube of beef and roasted vegetable risotto.
Niven’s is open for its first weekend, serving brunch and dinner.