Café Strange Brew

Café Strange Brew
1082 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 3XA
  • Telephone 0141 440 7290
  • Food served Tue–Sat 9am–4.30pm; Sun 9.30am–3pm. Closed Mon.
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Friendly and funky Shawlands café with inventive cooking, vegan-friendly brunches, and some of the best coffee south of the river.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2018 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £7.95 (+p&p).

Since last year’s guide was published, Café Strange Brew has gone up in the world, moving to bigger premises to serve up its much-loved hangover-busting toasts and cakes. House favourites – smashed avo with poached eggs and chilli hollandaise sauce – remain on the menu, and seasonal changes might include a toast topped with comforting roast cauliflower and beetroot hummus, or homemade baked beans. There is also a selection of imaginatively devised baked eggs – such as the Cullen skink-inspired smoked haddock, chives, cream and cheddar. With piles of cakes to choose from and a good range of teas and coffees, lingering in the afternoon is a tempting possibility. Prices are kept on the low side in slightly home-spun surroundings and portions are generous. With its mantra to ‘keep Shawlands strange’ it has earned its place in locals’ hearts.

The List's rating
7.6

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Andrea Pearson visited Café Strange Brew on 17 March 2018
  • High point: Imaginative menu
  • Low point: Surroundings more shabby than chic
  • Notable dish: Roast cauliflower with beetroot hummus on toast
  • Average price: £10 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy indie
  • Live entertainment: Pop up guest chefs and some crafting workshops
  • Capacity: 35 (6 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 2015

Reviews & features

Eating & Drinking Guide Awards 2018: Glasgow winners

17 Apr 2018

The List proudly presents the Glasgow recipients of the 2018 Eating & Drinking Guide Awards

The List's annual Eating & Drinking Guide has announced the winners of its reformatted Eating & Drinking Awards for 2018. To mark the guide's 25th anniversary edition, the new style for the Eating & Drinking Awards provides a single, exclusive list…