The Cran

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The Cran
994 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8LU
  • Telephone 0141 237 3435
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat/Sun 10am–6pm
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat/Sun 10am–6pm
  • Average price £9 (set lunch)
  • Email
  • Website thecran.co.uk
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Birra Moretti
Finnieston House

A retro pop-up trading venue for artisans and crafters to sell their produce, plus a small sit-in café for coffee, cakes and vegan brunches.

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A former ironmongers on Argyle Street, this tiny outlet specialises in responsibly sourced quality vegan and vegetarian food – with food and drink provided by a line-up of independent vendors. Interiors of exposed brick, wooden floors, roof rafters and bespoke tables built on wooden crates invoke that ultra-cool hipster vibe while a well-stocked carry-out counter is heaving with homemade goodies such as aubergine pakora, freshly prepared thick sandwiches, samosas, cakes and bright punchy salads. Lunchtime sees a steady stream of customers welcoming a sensibly priced and easily accessed veggie option. A BRT toastie is stuffed with strips of bacon substitute, fresh rocket, tomato and mashed avocado – a lively and filling lunch option especially when accompanied by the ethically sourced bright filtered coffee. The café also hopes to develop into a venue with its arty ambitions, promising upcoming workshops, theatre groups and a pop-up artist of the month.

  • High point: Great meat-free food in funky surroundings
  • Low point: Bespoke tables a bit low for people with long legs
  • Notable dish: Homemade Granola with rasberries and pear compote
  • Average price: £9 (set lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: eclectic contemporary
  • Live entertainment: Theatre/workshops/art
  • Capacity: 10
  • Open since: 2017

Reviews & features

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31 May 2018

Spots that are dedicated to serving top notch veggie and vegan food

If you're sick of meat dominating the menu or just fancy giving vegetarian cuisine a whirl then here's a list of highly recommended places for vegan and veggie dishes.

Best cafés in Glasgow

17 Apr 2018

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

Glasgow's café scene is a moveable feast – one that is always expanding and delivering new, exciting offerings. With an emphasis on good baking and quality coffee, Glasgow's cafes reflect every vibrant neighbourhood they're in. Relaxed brunch and vegan…