- Telephone 0141 632 3427
- Food served Mon–Sun 8am–8pm
- Average price £9 (lunch); £15 (evening meal)
A proper neighbourhood café that’s moved with the times, doing hearty breakfasts and ice-creams, alongside burgers, ribs and wings in a bright, airy space.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
With 85 years continued presence on the corner of Minard Road and Frankfort Street, this Southside survivor is certainly one of the oldest dining venues in Glasgow. Touches of the classic Italian café remain, such as the black and white photos reminiscing on the wall or the ice-cream unit with flavours both classic and quirky (Kinder Bueno) on show to delight the children. But where Brooklyn sets itself apart is its recent embrace of ‘dude food’. Chicken wings come with a buffalo sauce that kicks like a mule, while dry-rub ribs have a salty, peppery, moreish crust and pink meat coming off the bone. The BYOB policy means dishes such as these, alongside fish and chips, mac and cheese and the like, make this place as good a destination for an inexpensive evening meal as it is for the fry-ups and buttermilk pancake stacks that keep it busy at the weekends.
- High point: Broad appeal without spreading itself too thin
- Low point: Coffee is fairly average
- Notable dish: Pulled pork bun with fries and slaw
- Private dining: Up to 20 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: the ratpack
- Capacity: 65 (6 outdoors)
- Largest group: 65
- Open since: 1931
- BYOB: £2.50; 70p beer corkage