Grassroots Café

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Grassroots Café
20 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6UR
  • Telephone 0141 237 4646
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–7.30pm; Sat/Sun 10am–7.30pm
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–7.30pm
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Vegetarian and vegan café and grocery store, named after the former long-standing health food shop and deli.

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Reopening in late 2017, Grassroots Café’s return to Woodlands Road is a huge win for anyone of the vegan persuasion, and anyone else for that matter. The original café closed a few years back, and while its rebirth may be under new ownership, one step inside confirms owner Jaspreet Matharu has retained the ethos of its predecessor. Long, high tables fashioned from wood and scaffolding line the middle space, with (presumably) faux-leather chairs lining each wall among shelves of organic and whole foods. Sandwiches and wraps make the most of tofu and hummus – while vegan meatballs help carnivores keep up the pretence. For something more original skip to the specials and one of the ‘burgers’. The fragrante is made with peaches, rosemary and cinnamon. And with the café remaining open until 7.30pm, it can do dinner as well as lunch.

  • High point: Well designed space
  • Low point: Side salad a bit uninspiring
  • Notable dish: Fragrante burger
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Acoustic singer songwriters
  • Open since: December 2017

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