Riverhill Coffee Bar

Riverhill Coffee Bar
24 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3PU
  • Telephone 0141 204 4762
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7am–5pm; Sat 8am–5pm; Sun 10am–5pm
  • Average price Daily special c. £5 (hot dish or hot sandwich)
  • Email
  • Website www.riverhillcafe.com/coffee-bar/
Riverhill Coffee Bar

A contemporary bar with a bare-brick interior and a smattering of seating, serving up delicious snacks, cakes and coffee.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Just seconds from Central Station, Riverhill Coffee Bar is tiny but packed with delights. The exposed brick walls provide a backdrop for a counter that bursts with colour, where sweet treats are artfully presented, such as the rainbow teacake, multi-coloured sponges topped with skittles. In the Tuscan panzanella, spinach and tomatoes are tossed with crumbling croutons, slices of mozzarella, and infused with garlic and basil pesto. The Mexican-inspired chicken ciabatta mixes smoked cheese and chorizo with coriander – full bodied and fresh. Equally good for coffee and cake, the tahini brownie offers an umami edge to a traditionally indulgent sweet. At lunchtime there is a palpable buzz that makes the customers feel like a community, and with just ten covers inside you need to be sharp to nab one – but if you manage it the window seats offer high-density people watching.

  • High point: The anticipation of standing in the queue
  • Low point: Only a lucky few sit
  • Notable dish: Panzanella
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: eclectic retro
  • Capacity: 10
  • Open since: 2013