From full vegan breakfasts to seriously spicy Bloody Marys to buttermilk pancakes - Glasgow's got all your favourite brunch options covered. Check out our guide to just some of the top brunch-ing spots in each of Glasgow's neighbourhoods that are ready to welcome you back.
Breakfast and brunch are served all day in this stylish little cafe that looks out on to the cobbled streets of the Merchant City. Offering a range of staples from the Scottish larder including Stornoway black pudding and free-range eggs from Corrie Mains Farm, see the Wilson Street Pantry website for opening times.
Canteen 58 is all about good food and good vibes! With a broad menu that’s ever-changing, their fast, fresh food is all sourced from local suppliers. Check out their all-day brunch menu online which includes 'poached eggs pots', classic French toast and traditional full breakfasts.
Focusing on fresh, organic and plant-based ingredients, Picnic brings a vegan option to the many brunch and lunch spots in the Merchant City. The bright and cheerful cafe serves a range of dishes, smoothies and bakes made daily on the premises. Bookings can be made at www.picnic-cafe.co.uk.
La Bonne Auberge
La Bonne Auberge is Glasgow’s original Mediterranean Brasserie. Check out their brand new brunch menu, which includes the likes of honey and bacon filled croissant served with pomme frites and their special Eggs La Bonne Auberge.
From the duo behind the trendy Bakery 47, 287 Langside is a bakery and takeaway coffee bar that also sells products from local growers, creators and makers. Open Friday to Sunday, they aim to keep bakery a craft by using only the best Scottish ingredients. Visit 287 Langside's website for opening hours.
Cafe Strange Brew
In the heart of Shawlands is the multi-award winning cafe which appeared in Lonely Planet's Glasgow Guide. They are currently operating as takeaway only to serve their inventive menu of baked eggs, hotcakes and much more. Keep an eye on the Cafe Strange Brew Facebook page for updates or tables opening inside this popular haunt.
Also featured in the latest Lonely Planet’s Glasgow Guide and just down the road from Cafe Strange Brew is Gnom. With exposed bricks and Scandi-inspired style, this little brunch spot has launched a new menu to coincide with their reopening, including the likes of Turkish eggs 2.0 and spiced coconut porridge. Currently open for daytime from Friday – Sun, you can book a table at Gnom online.
Kilmurry & Co
A popular spot in the south, Kilmurry & Co is open and serving up all your brunch and lunch favourites and light bites too. Open daily, Kilmurry & Co have both indoor and outdoor options - visit their website to book a table.
Eat out in the east of the city for a brunch to remember
Look for the painted skyline of local landmarks on the front window to find Scran – a welcoming and dog-friendly cafe, based on Alexandra Parade. This cosy brunching spot serves up fantastic 'scran' that shows just why they keep getting nominated for foodie awards. Head to Instagram to see their mouth-watering daily specials.
As one of Dennistoun’s most vibrant spots, Tibo Bistro is a Scottish restaurant that fosters great community spirit. Their breakfast and brunch menu is as eclectic as their main menu, with good veggie and vegan options going head-to-head with meat options. Check out the menu at www.tibobistro.co.uk.
Based in Dennistoun, Rawnchy serves up everything from the Big Rawnchy Breakfast to smoothie bowls, toasties and pancakes alongside speciality lattes such as lavender or rose. All products are dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free. Book a table online at Rawnchy.
Named the coolest brunch spot in Scotland by the Sunday Herald, Partick Duck Club is open six days a week (closed Tuesdays). Run by two chefs who have worked in some of the best hotels and restaurants in Scotland, you can expect a great menu, including returning dishes, such as their deep-fried cinnamon bun, and many new dishes too - check out Partick Duck Club's menu online.
Morning Glory by Five March
New to the scene is Morning Glory by the team behind Five March. They are operating on a first-come-first-served basis for tables at their Great Western Road cafe. Expect seasonal flavours with Dear Green Coffee, toasties, rolls, salads and sweet treats on the menu. Visit Morning Glory’s Instagram page to look at their mouth-watering dishes.
Epicures by Cail Bruich
From the team behind Glasgow’s Michelin starred Cail Bruich, this hotspot in the west, serves brunch classics and fresh artisan bakes from their in-house bakery. The brunch menu is available until 12.30pm with signature breakfast cocktails, such as Bloody Marys, available to enjoy on the outdoor terrace, ahead of alcohol being allowed indoors on May 17. Book your table online.
Serving brunch all day, every day, The Brunch Club on Old Dumbarton Road has both indoor and outdoor seating. Select tasty treats from their extensive menu which includes granola bowls, French toast and their brand new breakfast pie, which has sausage, potato scone, beans, black pudding and egg all in one pie! Have a look at the menu on The Brunch Club's website and see what takes your fancy.
Located in two spots in the west, Crow Road and Great Western Road, Kothel is open for walk-ins only, seven days a week. Choose from the likes of hot waffles or crispy bacon in ciabatta from their Mediterranean menu. Expect great coffee and community vibes, in quirky surroundings at Kothel (visit Kothel.co for more info).
Feel refreshed with brunch in the north of the city
Image credit: Ocho
Head to Ocho, which is set in the corner of a Georgian-style building on the banks of Speirs Wharf canal and feel like you are escaping it all, just five minutes from the city centre. Enjoy a delicious selection of dishes, including vegan and gluten-free options. Head to their website to book a table.
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Article last updated: May 2021