Café Culture

When I plan my perfect weekend in Glasgow it always involves a trip to a café to catch up with some friends and have a good gossip and one of my favourite places to visit is the city’s West End.

With a plethora of great cafés and eateries to choose from I am always spoilt for choice for where to go however I have a few favourites that are always on my hit list!


13 Jan 2015
3 minute read

When I am feeling super indulgent I will head to TriBeCa on Dumbarton Road.  If you love American dining then this is the place for you.  Their buttermilk pancakes are to die for and you can pick and mix your toppings to make your ultimate pancake stack; choose from chocolate chips, Nutella, berries and more.  Not got a sweet tooth like me?  Then why not try their five egg omelette or one of their burgers if you’re feeling a little more peckish.

Did you know that TriBeCa have their own yellow NY taxi?  Keep your eyes peeled for it in the West End!


Just up the road from TriBeCa is Kember & Jones a café staple on Byres Road.  If you’re a fan of people watching then this is the café for you.  You can enjoy one of their freshly baked pasties, baked in store or at their bakery, with one of their coffee roasts.  Kember & Jones is also great if you are in the West End a little later on as they are open till 10pm.   


Further up the street from Kember & Jones is Cup, although I don’t drink regular tea or coffee I am still spoilt for choice when I head to Cup.  My particular favourites are ‘Tablet in a Cup’ and ‘Coconut Cream Tea’.  I am also a big fan of their afternoon tea where you can enjoy your favourite tea with a selection of sandwiches and freshly made scones… what could be better? If any of you are coeliac they also offer gluten free afternoon tea too.

Did you know?  Cup has over 40 teas to choose from black, roobis, green, white, herbal and fruit tea.


Now, if you are more of a hot chocolate fan, then you should try Jellyhill on Hyndland Road, served is adorable mason jars their hot chocolate is scrumptious and come with a generous helping of cream and marshmallows.  This cosy café has amazing wooden furnishings and a tasty menu to choose from.  Why not try heir Jelly Reuben, a delicious pastrami filled sourdough, or for the veggies amongst you there are some great choices including a yummy goat’s cheese wrap.  


Not only do I love to eat cake I also love to bake and I am part of the Old Dumbarton Road Cake Club.  Organised by Pamela from Cushion and Cake this monthly meet up for bakers is great.  However if your more ‘can’t cook, wont cook’ then Cushion and Cake offers some amazing tasty treats freshly bakes by Pamela herself.    

Did you know?  Cushion and Cake also host crafternoons where you can learn how to print a tote bag or create fabric jewellery. 


The other good thing about the West End is that there is always somewhere new for me to try and one place I just recently tried is the Juice Garden.  Although it may not seem it from the above I am quite healthy and popped in for a Protein Pig botanic shake and their Falafel burger both of which were delicious and I can’t wait to go back and try some of the other shakes!

To find out what else you can get up to in the West End click here