Dandelion Café

Dandelion Café
Newlands Park Pavilion, 26 Lubnaig Road, Glasgow, G43 2RY
  • Seasonal times Extended opening hours spring/summer and school holidays
  • Food served Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat/Sun 10am–5pm
  • Average price £6 (set lunch)
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  • Website cafedandelion.wordpress.com
in association with
Birra Moretti

A Southside park café with locals and regulars standing in line for some of the best home-baking in Glasgow.

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Despite the popularity of this café in Newlands Park, the staff – and the clean, modern interior – ensure this place is somewhere you will feel well taken care of. There’s always a mouthwatering selection of cakes and bakes, such as victoria sponge or caramel shortbread, with gluten-free options available. They do brunch well, too – French toast for instance, or a hearty selection of breakfast rolls. In fact there’s nothing they don’t do well. For lunch, there’s a choice of sandwiches or soups such as carrot, coriander and chickpea, and they also do a high tea on Tuesday evenings. This includes a main course, often with a nostalgic edge, which is in-keeping with the history of the building – it used to be a pavilion with changing rooms for the tennis courts opposite. And, through the quality of ingredients and care and attention of all who work here, this café has rightly earned its place at the heart of the community.

  • High point: Fabulous home-baking worth queuing for
  • Low point: It gets very busy
  • Notable dish: The New Yorker – bagel with salt beef, dill pickle and mustard mayo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: An eclectic mix depending on the time of day/customers
  • Capacity: 40 (10 outdoors)
  • Open since: 2015