So you’re planning a trip to Glasgow and you just happen to be a lover of all things brunch? Well, you’re certainly visiting the right city! No matter which area of Glasgow you find yourself exploring, you’re guaranteed to find a cosy little brunch spot right around the corner. But to save you time searching for them on your own, I’ve rounded up 15 places where you’ll find the best brunch in Glasgow. All you need now is to pick a favourite, grab your friends and work up an appetite!
This article is written by Faraway Lucy writer, Catherine Taylor.
1. Wilson Street Pantry
Address: 6 Wilson Street, Glasgow G1 1SS
Phone number: 0141 552 0606
Located just off the cobbled streets of the Merchant City, Wilson Street Pantry has been a long-standing favourite since its opening in 2014.
It’s a stylish little café with black, white and marble features, plenty of greenery and – most importantly – beautiful food. The Pantry proudly claims “brunch is what we do best” and it only takes one look at their Instagram page to see the proof.
Toasted sourdough with creative toppings is a firm staple on the menu, as well as plenty of variations of eggs benedict, French toast, and even sweet pastries and other treats.
The coffee deserves a mention, too. Supplied by fellow Glasgow roasters Papercup (more on them later), add an americano or flat white to your order and you’ll be all set for the day ahead.
2. Singl-end Café and Bakehouse
Address: 15 John Street, Glasgow G1 1HP
Phone number: 0141 552 4433
Another spot in the Merchant City (although the original café can be found over in Garnethill) is Singl-end Café and Bakehouse.
This team are passionate about baking, with a great selection of homemade bread and a cake display so impressive your sweet tooth won’t even know where to start.
At Singl-end, you’ll have no doubt that each dish is prepared fresh and with a lot of care. Their all-day breakfast menu has a few standouts including their meaty (or veggie) baked eggs and the skillet of the week. There are some great vegan dishes on offer, too.
The menu also includes a small selection of smoothies and even a few cocktails, if you fancy making your brunch a little bit boozy!
Address: 103 Ingram Street, Glasgow G1 1DX
Phone number: 0141 552 8788
Picnic is a small café with a big mission: to offer Glasgow a healthy and ethical place to grab a bite to eat in the city centre.
Their whole ethos is based around organic and local food, cruelty-free ingredients and recycled packaging. Which, let’s be honest, should be enough to make anyone keen to visit.
The brunch menu isn’t the most extensive but it is all day, and it is delicious. You can’t go wrong with their fresh and fruity porridge oats or the famous Picnic waffles served with banana, strawberries, caramel syrup, and whipped cream.
And if you’re still peckish at the end of it, they have muffins, traybakes and slices of cake. It’s never too early!
4. Côte Brasserie
Address: 41-43 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2PT
Phone number: 0141 248 1022
If you’re looking for something a little more continental, look no further than Côte Brasserie on West Nile Street. This quirky French-inspired bistro serves breakfast every weekday from 9 am-12 noon, and brunch every weekend and Bank Holiday from 9 am-2 pm.
From classic French dishes Croque monsieur and croque madame to lighter pastries like pain au chocolat and croissants, the streets of Glasgow might start to feel a little bit like Paris.
If it’s a special occasion or if you fancy a slightly more bougie brunch, you can opt for Côte Brasserie’s ‘Champagne Brunch’ instead. For just £16.95 per person, you get any cooked breakfast with a juice/hot drink and a glass of champagne to pair with.
Go on – treat yourself. You’re on holiday after all!
5. Papercup Coffee Company
Address: 603 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8HX
Phone number: 07719 454376
Now, I’ve already hinted at the delicious coffee from Papercup Coffee Company on Great Western Road, but let’s talk about their brunch offerings, too!
Papercup is a cosy little coffee shop with relaxed décor, tasty food and a good-vibes-only playlist. It’s a winning combination, really.
Choose from savoury dishes with fresh farm eggs and organic meats, or something a little more fresh and sweet like an acai bowl or bircher muesli.
And, if you’re a bit of a coffee connoisseur, you can even pick up a bag of their award-winning coffee beans and other merchandise. It might not be your typical Glasgow souvenir, but at least it’ll be a tasty one!
6. The Brunch Club
Address: 67 Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G3 8RF
Phone number: 0141 237 7374
Very aptly named, The Brunch Club is a solid choice for all brunch lovers visiting Glasgow. They serve brunch all day, every day, and the length of the menu is pretty impressive.
In fact, you’re probably better off having a peek at the menu before you arrive so you can decide beforehand, otherwise, you might be there all day…
Along with all the classics (and I mean all of them), The Brunch Club also serves up some rogue savoury dishes like fish tacos, fried chicken, flat iron steak, and loaded fries.
No matter what you order, though, it’s all presented beautifully and can be served both indoors and outdoors. I think it’s easy to see why The Brunch Club is home to some of the best brunch in Glasgow.
7. Urban West
Address: 537 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8HN
Phone number: 0141 334 3068
Urban West is an independent café on Great Western Road, once crowned ‘Glasgow’s Best Café’ (so you know it’s good).
The go-to dish for locals seems to be eggs benedict topped with bacon, chorizo, black pudding or asparagus (the list goes on). But Urban West also offer something that you don’t often see a lot of in Glasgow – bagels! Freshly baked, plenty of fillings to choose from and very reasonably priced, too.
Remember to take a look at the home-baking counter on your way out. Who can say no to a snack for the road?
Address: 28 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NX
Phone number: 0141 334 2665
If you’re looking for something a little bit different when it comes to brunch, look no further than Stravaigin.
This team put out some of the most experimental and inventive dishes around. And their daring ethos has well and truly earned them a place on the Glasgow food map.
There’s Thai-inspired Khao soi gai (a chilli and coconut noodle broth), Szechuan bacon and eggs with maple syrup, and even an oyster mushroom cake with veggies.
There’s also plenty of little sides to add on, so you can really customise your already-daring brunch however you want.
You won’t get an ordinary brunch at Stravaigin anyway, that’s for sure!
Address: 594 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 3BS
Phone number: 07712 472603
Scran never get it wrong; they pride themselves on having “simple food cooked well, with our own wee twist” and their menu is made entirely with their customers in mind. It’s no wonder they’ve won so many awards in the last couple of years!
If there’s one thing you have to try on the Scran menu, it’s the Scran gourmet bun – a brioche bun with confit duck leg, black pudding, egg, chutney and sauces. It might sound like an odd concoction but honestly, it works.
Otherwise, you can go for one of their tried and tested sourdough toasties or brioche French toast.
I know it sounds cliché, but the Scran team really do welcome you in like you’re part of the family. So get yourself along there and enjoy some of the warmest vibes in the East End and some of the best brunch in Glasgow!
10. Tibo Bistro
Address: 443 Duke Street, Glasgow G31 1RY
Phone number: 0141 550 2050
Tibo is a firm favourite in the East End with cosy, quirky décor and a vibrant atmosphere.
Classed as a Scottish restaurant, but with a slight continental feel, it’s a great spot to grab some brunch. Though be warned: their menu is pretty stripped back.
It does have all the classics though: full Scottish, eggs benedict, Stornoway stack, and French toast (and a few veggie and vegan options, too).
Total comfort food, ready to be paired with a hot cup of fruit tea in one of their eclectic, Oriental-inspired teapots.
Tibo is the kind of place that makes you feel so comfortable that you could relax there for a few hours. So, if it’s a bit of a lazy start to the day, you might have just found the perfect spot to relax and recharge.
Address: 98 Bellgrove Street, Glasgow G31 1AA
Phone Number: 0141 554 3559
Famous for their raw vegan cakes and bakes, Rawnchy in Dennistoun also plates up a fantastic brunch menu that’s entirely dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free.
So, for those of you who have to be a little more careful about what goes into your brunch choice, this one’s for you!
Sweet pancakes, savoury crepes, porridge, avocado and toasts make up most of the menu. But Rawnchy also has a whole host of interesting latte flavours including butterfly pea, charcoal, lavender and turmeric. So why not try something new?
Address: 287 Langside Road, Glasgow G42 8XX
two.eight.seven really puts the southside community at the heart of everything they do, and that makes this little bakery and takeaway coffee bar a real joy to visit.
Championing organic and seasonal ingredients, showcasing local producers and artisans, and maintaining bakery as a craft, you know that this team put their heart and soul into making the best food in the neighbourhood.
Here you can pick up anything from asparagus croissant toast to toasted oat porridge sourdough rolls. All fresh and ready to take away and eat in the sunshine!
Only open from Friday to Sunday, you might have to plan this one ahead if you’re going to squeeze it into your trip.
13. Café Strange Brew
Address: 1109 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 3YG
Phone number: 0141 237 4321
Head into the heart of Shawlands and you’ll find the gorgeous Café Strange Brew, the multi-award-winning café that has people queuing up every single weekend without fail.
It’s a bright and buzzy spot, but the food is what really does the talking. The menu really is the pinnacle of brunch variety, with a range of quirky alternatives to each of your classic dishes; for example, pancakes that are either sweet, gooey and topped with flowers, or savoury, crispy and smothered in hot sauce.
Their baked eggs, ham hock hash and sourdough toast always exceed expectations. But then again, so does every dish at Café Strange Brew.
14. Kilmurry & Co
Address: 210 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow G43 1TY
Phone number: 0141 632 5606
Kilmurry & Co’s rustic wooden décor and exposed brick walls provide the perfect setting for that laid-back, slow brunch.
The menu is a fusion of Scottish and Spanish food, heavily featuring ingredients like chorizo, salsa, pancetta and chillis.
It has all the classics including a full breakfast and poached eggs on sourdough. But each dish has a little kick or fun twist that keeps this place unique from other eateries in the area.
If hearty food is what you’re looking for then this is the place you want to visit. The portions are generous, filling, and so tasty that you somehow end up wishing you had more!
Address: 758 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2AE
Phone number: 0141 258 2949
And finally, one of the most coveted spots in Southside (seriously, you might need to get there before 10 am to have a chance of getting a table) is Gnom. This beautiful Scandi-inspired spot has one of the most impressive brunch menus in Glasgow.
You’ll find a lot of bold flavours on this menu; smoked haddock and pickled dillcucumber Thermidor, burnt honey ham with salt and tarragon vinegar potatoes, and spiced coconut porridge, to name a few. But the Turkish eggs continue to be a favourite amongst regular customers.
There are a few sweet options, too, and a whole host of in-house cakes and doughnuts just waiting to be boxed up and taken away with you.
The relaxed, chic vibe and attentive staff really make Gnom a delightful experience that’s sure to start your day off in the best way possible. Get it added to your 2 days in Glasgow itinerary!
Glasgow has truly upped its food scene game in the last few years. And as a result, it’s left us with some of the best brunch spots in the country.
There’s something to suit the coffee lovers, the sweet tooths, the avo-toast experts and even the fussy eaters – so long as you know where to look! So, which best brunch in Glasgow are you heading to first?
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