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263 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6TT
  • Telephone 0141 353 1277
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–5pm
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Spacious, bright and quirkily rustic basement café and bakehouse on Garnethill, serving refined all-day breakfasts and lunches.

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Already a favourite with local businesses and Art School students, Singl-end continues to provide an imaginative menu at the higher end of the lunch market, with their artisan breads, including a delicious sourdough and a nut and olive loaf, making their open sandwiches a popular highlight. Always busy at lunchtime, it doubles as a relaxing venue for afternoon coffee and cake - the empire biscuit demonstrates how their baking can do wonders with even the familiar - and its menu is a broad range of vegan, meat and vegetarian choices that are both filling and subtle combinations of flavours. While it is in the higher end of the lunch price bracket, the size and quality of the dishes make it good value for money. Despite its popularity, the service is consistently attentive, charming and speedy: the idiosyncratic decor - contemporary art prints and a collection of vintage postcards - is homely without feeling cluttered. The all-day breakfasts are especially hearty, but the whole menu offers generous portions, beautifully prepared and presented.

The List's rating






Gareth K Vile visited Singl-end on 20 February 2019
  • High point: The speciality breads
  • Low point: Can be challenging to get a table at lunchtime
  • Notable dish: Meaty baked eggs
  • Average price: £9 (lunch)
  • Private dining: 100-for events hire
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic mixture of pop
  • Capacity: 75(14 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: October 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Best cafés in Glasgow

4 Jun 2019

Glasgow's best spots for tea, coffee and cake – with a slice of good ambience thrown in too

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Best cake in Glasgow

21 May 2018

Sweet: where to find the best sugary, creamy indulgences in town

Sometimes a cup of tea isn't complete without a slice of something sweet on the side; from fluffy sponge cakes to delicate tarts and artisan doughnuts, these cafes offer quality home baked goods.

New restaurant opening Singl-end provides Garnethill with some local nostalgia and proper Italian food

24 Jan 2014

The restaurant comes from the folks behind The Butterfly & the Pig

A casual Italian restaurant opening in Glasgow should not be as much of a surprise as this. Yet 2013's explosion of places that make a meal out of sandwiching various meat items between bits of bread means it feels like a real rarity. And in terms of…