Best cafés in Glasgow

Best cafés in Glasgow

East Coffee Company

Glasgow's best spots for tea, coffee and cake – with a slice of good ambience thrown in too

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Glasgow's café scene is a moveable feast – one that is always expanding and delivering new, exciting offerings. With an emphasis on quality eats and coffee, Glasgow's cafes reflect every vibrant neighbourhood they're in. Relaxed brunch and vegan menus have gained a foothold, whilst delis and bakeries have begun to emphasise locally-roasted coffee and in-house baking. Such developments augur only good things ahead for this city's café culture. Here's our must-visit cafes in Glasgow:

Cottonrake
A West End classic pretty much as soon as it opened, with artisan-baked breads, tarts and sandwiches of striking quality.

East Coffee Company
Compact coffee shop in Dennistoun, doing exciting breakfasts, brunches and bites alongside quality coffee, locally roasted in the city.

Gnom
Permanent spot for pop up street-food specialists Chompsky, with a global menu taking in kedgeree, bao buns and some alluringpuds.

Kember & Jones
One of of Glasgow's best cafés, who grind their own coffee, and bake their own exceptionally good bread and cakes.

Lagom Kitchen
With its skilled collaborative team of chefs and bakers, Lagom Kitchen is attracting the discerning brunch diner and cake seeker.

McCune Smith Café
A historical theme may run through the menu but McCune Smith is very forward thinking in terms of its intelligent dishes and ethical, local sourcing.

POTLUCK
Compact café in Strathbungo specialising in a range of well-crafted, eye-catching breakfasts and brunches.

Riverhill Coffee Bar
A contemporary bar with a bare-brick interior and a smattering of seating, serving up delicious snacks, cakes and coffee.

Singl-end
Spacious, bright and quirkily rustic basement café on Garnethill, serving refined all-day breakfasts and lunches, with another due to open in the Merchant City in spring 2018

The Bakery by Zique
A bakery and deli from the folks behind Cafezique, with wide-ranging bakes and cakes and plenty of savoury options.

The Cran
A pop-up trading venue for artisans and crafters to sell their produce, plus a small sit-in café for cakes, vegan brunches, and great coffee.

The Good Coffee Cartel
A Kinning Park roastery with a rotating selection of coffee, as well as coffee equipment, subscriptions, and beans to take home.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

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A The Bakery by Zique
79 Lauderdale Gardens, Glasgow, West End, G12 9QU
A bakery and deli from the folks behind Cafezique, with wide-ranging bakes and cakes and plenty of savoury options.
B Kember & Jones
134 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TD
Undisputedly one of of Glasgow’s best cafés, who grind their own coffee, and bake their own exceptionally good bread and cakes.
C The Good Coffee Cartel
12 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1AQ
A Kinning Park roastery with a rotating selection of coffee, as well as coffee equipment, subscriptions, and beans to take home.
D Cottonrake
497 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HN
A West End classic pretty much as soon as it opened, with artisan-baked breads, tarts and sandwiches of striking quality.
E The Cran
994 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8LU
A retro pop-up trading venue for artisans and crafters to sell their produce, plus a small sit-in café for coffee, cakes and vegan brunches.
F The Glad Café
1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2HG
An artsy community café hub with loads of space for patrons to write, read or talk while enjoying top-quality food.
G POTLUCK
38 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, G41 2AN
Compact café in Strathbungo specialising in a range of well-crafted breakfasts and brunches.
H Singl-end
265 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6TT
Spacious, bright and quirkily rustic basement café and bakehouse on Garnethill, serving refined all-day breakfasts and lunches.
I Lagom Kitchen
76 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 7AD
With its skilled collaborative team of chefs and bakers, Lagom Kitchen is attracting the discerning brunch diner and cake seeker.
J Riverhill Coffee Bar
24 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3PU
A contemporary bar with a bare-brick interior and a smattering of seating, serving up delicious snacks, cakes and coffee.
K McCune Smith Café
3–5 Duke Street, Glasgow, G4 0UL
A historical theme may run through the menu but McCune Smith is very forward thinking in terms of its intelligent dishes and ethical, local sourcing.
L East Coffee Company
354 Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 1RB
Compact coffee shop doing breakfasts and bites, with beans locally roasted in the city.

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