Best cafés in Glasgow
Glasgow's best spots for tea, coffee and cake – with a slice of good ambience thrown in too
Cafés come and go, change direction or change hands quickly. They also spring up in wee pockets of the city that other venues tend not to. It makes for an exciting, ever-changing scene, from humble sandwich shops and hardcore coffee establishments to relaxed brunchtime haunts.
Best cafes in Glasgow
205 Fenwick Road, Giffnock, G46 6JD
An ambitious Giffnock café/bistro serving an inventive all-day brunch menu, homemade cakes and coffee.
facebook.com/bramblecafegiffnock | read our review of Bramble
The Glad Café
1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, G41 2HG
An artsy community café hub with loads of space for patrons to write, read or talk over top-quality food courtesy of McCune Smith Café.
thegladcafe.co.uk | read our review of The Glad Café
Kember & Jones Fine Food Emporium
134 Byres Road, West End, G12 8TD
Undisputedly one of of Glasgow's best cafés, who grind their own coffee, and bake their own exceptionally good bread and cakes.
kemberandjones.co.uk | read our review of Kember & Jones
McCune Smith Café
3–5 Duke Street, Drygate, 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.
mccunesmith.co.uk | read our review of McCune Smith Café
265 Renfrew Street, City Centre, G3 6TT
Spacious, bright and quirkily rustic basement café and bakehouse on Garnethill, serving refined all-day breakfasts and lunches.
singl-end.co.uk | read our review of Singl-end
Best wee cafes
1091 Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, G41 3YG
A taqueria and delicatessen in the heart of Shawlands with eat-in and takeaway options and a glamorous range of luxury foods.
carters.scot | read our review of Carters
497 Great Western Road, West End, G12 8HN
A West End classic pretty much as soon as it opened, with artisan-baked breads, tarts and sandwiches of striking quality.
cottonrake.com | read our review of Cottonrake
994 Argyle Street, Finnieston, G3 8LU
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.
thecran.co.uk | read our review of The Cran
Riverhill Coffee Bar
24 Gordon Street, City Centre, G1 3PU
A contemporary bar with a bare-brick interior and a smattering of seating, serving up delicious snacks, cakes and coffee.
riverhillcafe.com | read our review of Riverhill Coffee Bar