A rustic and welcoming café housed in a charming Kelvingrove Park building, with daily specials and luxury cakes.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
It’s hard to believe this woodland eatery in Kelvingrove Park has been in existence for only 7 years, such is the timeless, lived-in appeal of An Clachan. More than just an oasis for the dog walkers, families watching the kids in the park from the al fresco seats, and lunching office workers, the compact kitchen serves up top-notch food, too. From extensive breakfast options including eggs Benedict and fulfilling porridge to the deli counter full of daily specials, there’s plenty to tempt the myriad patrons. Burritos feature a rich tomato and bean chilli and come in generous sizes, while the café is justifiably renowned for its cake selection – the carrot cake has a cookie dough-like dense moistness, while walnut and coffee cake has subtle, earthy flavours. An Clachan is the best possible excuse for a walk in the park.
- High point: Beautiful surroundings
- Low point: Prices can be a tad high
No day spent in Kelvingrove Park would be complete without a stop off at An Clachan, a tardis-like hut which houses a café focused on serving seasonal produce in a relaxed family environment. Dishes such as the chorizo and bean burrito are the ideal antidote to a blustery winter’s walk, whereas in the summer months you might be more tempted by a salad tub or a Cream O’ Galloway ice cream. Those just popping in for a cake and a coffee will not be disappointed either thanks to the range of Charlie Mills blends and sweet treats on offer, most notably the warm and gooey chocolate brownie which has to be tasted to be believed.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: Laidback jazz
- Live entertainment: Music events as part of West End Festival, Creative writing and art classes, craft bike in summer
- Capacity: 25 (35 outdoors)
- Largest group: 27
- Open since: 2009
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Kelvingrove Park Play Date
Parents and toddlers Meetup group every Saturday afternoon at the play park in Kelvingrove Park next to the An Clachan coffee shop. For children and parents to meet up and have fun.
Sat 1 Apr
Sat 8 Apr
Sat 15 Apr
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