Best cafés in Glasgow
- Eating and Drinking Guide
- 17 April 2018
Glasgow's best spots for tea, coffee and cake – with a slice of good ambience thrown in too
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.