Willow Grove

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Willow Grove
Willow Grove
531 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7PQ
  • Telephone 0141 237 3490
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 10am–4pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 10am–4pm
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Charing Cross coffee specialist with guest roasters and house blends plus plenty of brunches and sandwiches.

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Almost hidden away on the west side of Charing Cross, Willow Grove is serious about coffee, with a regular rotation of diverse beans and a variety of ways to enjoy a good brew. The different approaches to filtration certainly bring out the different qualities of the humble bean, from the bracing shot to a smoother experience through the Chemex. With a fair range of sandwiches, tasty soup and familiar but fairly priced and well-prepared pastries, the atmosphere is ideal for a leisurely coffee break, with the seating arrangement allowing an intimate meeting or lunch, if a little cramped. The subdued décor and music, however, draw the attention to the cafe's enthusiasm for quality coffee, suggesting that it aims for a connoisseur market that appreciates heartier sandwiches and a brief sweet treat, as well as being a prime spot for an escape from the more flustered energies of the city centre.

The List's rating






Gareth K Vile visited Willow Grove on 27 February 2018
  • High point: Coffee served in a Chemex: smooth and gentle
  • Low point: Blink and you could miss the place
  • Average price: £8 (lunch)

Charing Cross coffee specialist with guest roasters and house blends, plus, plenty of brunch and lunch options. Mon-Fri this place has brunch 8-12, moving onto lunch with different guest sandwich appearences to tingle your taste buds. On weekends this quirky cafe offers all day brunch! Need a roll at 2pm, they will provide. Need smashed avo with spicy poachies, look no further! Vegan & veggie optings too! Also offers a quiet cosy spot downstairs which they call Willows Nest, featuring comfy couches, twinkle lights and bohemian decor, to get you in your zen. Check it out!

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classic and hip rock
  • Capacity: 20
  • Open since: 2017
  • BYOB: £2–£3.50 corkage

Reviews & features

Best coffee in Glasgow

3 May 2018

Top coffee spots for commuters, readers and friends seeking a quality caffeine hit

With a good cup of coffee comes a good barista; a combination that Glasgow has mastered. Whether you need to grab a quick coffee on-route to work or wish to spend the weekends indulging in coffee and croissants, the city has plenty to keep you occupied.