Herald Café Bar

Herald Café Bar
Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN
  • Telephone 0141 287 2917
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 9am–7.15pm; Fri/Sat 9am–4.15pm. Closed Sun.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 9am–6pm; Fri/Sat 9am–3.30pm. Closed Sun.
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  • Website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/…
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The iconic library’s bar and café offering staple mains, served in an open, minimalist space ideal for study breaks and lunch meetings.

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The Herald Café Bar is located on the ground floor of the iconic Mitchell Library, still as imposing as when it opened in 1911. Light and bright with white tables and clear plastic chairs, it is situated beside the main computer area and is a pleasantly bustling place to have a bite to eat or coffee break during studying, a working lunch or just a lazy afternoon. There is a good selection of cakes and bakes, sandwiches, toasties, baked potatoes and panini as well as omelettes with fillings include goat’s cheese and mushroom. Specials include heartier choices such as cheese nachos, priced at a modest £3.95, chilli and garlic chicken goujons. The breakfasts consist mostly of deliciously greasy filled breakfast rolls. As a Celtic Connections and Aye Write! book festival venue, this is also a good spot to enjoy a glass of wine before cultural events.

  • High point: £3.10 tea and cake deal
  • Low point: Lack of healthy breakfast options
  • Notable dish: 'The Early Edition' Scottish breakfast for £6.95
  • Average price: £7.65 (set lunch)
  • Private dining: Up to 400 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Live entertainment: The Mitchell Theatre is a Celtic Connections and Aye Write venue
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: Wine not sold by the bottle, glass only per bottle