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594 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 3BS
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 9am–4pm; Sun 9am–3pm. Closed Mon.
  • Food served Wed–Sat 9am–4pm; Sun 9am–3pm. Closed Mon/Tue.
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Café on the Alexandra Parade that unassumingly marries the greasy spoon and boutique café experiences.

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Another welcome arrival on the East End’s blossoming scene, Scran is located up on Alexandra Parade and pulls in punters from nearby businesses and the high school. It treads a nice line between cafés of old and the Instagrammable new school – rolls and sausage sit happily alongside artful plates of eggs Benedict, with nicely chunky Ayrshire bacon and the requisite rush of runny yolk as you get stuck in. Sandwiches are big, bread is soft, and ingredients are vibrant and classily matched. For talking points, the brioche French toast (with Nutella mascarpone) is the decadent choice, while chips with either halloumi and hot sauce, or with smashed burger patty, are becoming cult favourites (apparently some patrons even ask for both, for the ultimate filthy joyride). It’s a ‘sit-in and eat’ vibe, though a roaring trade in takeaway coffees continues throughout the day. Neighbourhood daytime dining is enjoying a moment right now in this town, and in Dennistoun this is a great choice.

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David James Kirkwood visited Scran on 8 March 2019
  • High point: Those dirty fries
  • Low point: Very busy at lunchtime with schoolkid takeawayers
  • Notable dish: Scran fries – smashed burger meat, secret sauce and cheese on chips
  • Average price: £10 (lunch)

At SCRAN we like to think of ourselves as not just another cafe. We pride ourselves on making our customers feel at ease and welcome as soon as they walk through our door. Our menu consists of simple food cooked well with our own wee twist using the best of ingredients. We also stock award winning Big Bear Bakery Cakes and use our own blend Myrtle Coffee. We look forward to welcoming you to our small but big-hearted cafe soon.

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  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Scran's Spotify playlist
  • Capacity: 12
  • Open since: 2018