Best places for brunch in Glasgow
Best places for brunch in Glasgow
From full vegan breakfasts to perfectly poached eggs - check out our guide to some of the top brunch-ing spots in each of Glasgow's neighbourhoods.
Top brunches in the city centre
Wilson Street Pantry
Brunch is served all day in this stylish little cafe that looks out onto the cobbled streets of the Merchant City. Offering a range of Scottish food including Stornoway black pudding, see the Wilson Street Pantry website for details.
Based on West Nile Street, French bistro Côte Brasserie has a brunch menu that includes cooked breakfasts, as well as classic French dishes, croque monsieur and croque madame, and lighter pastries. View Côte Brasserie's menu online.
Credit: Canteen 58
Canteen 58 is all about good food and good vibes! With a menu that’s ever-changing, their fast, fresh food is all sourced from local suppliers. Visit Canteen 58's website to view their all-day brunch menu, which includes poached egg pots, classic French toast and traditional full breakfasts.
Singl-end bakehouses in Garnethill and Merchant City serve up everything from fruits and grains to eggs many ways, 7 days a week. They also have a ‘for the bairns’ menu to keep the kids happy too! Visit Singl-end's website for the full menu.
Cup Tea Rooms
Enjoy brunch in the stunning Victorian surroundings of Cup Tea Lounge on Renfield Street or in Cup Merchant City in the cute Virginia Court. Serving up all the classic brunch favourites, alongside their impressive range of teas, visit Cup Tea Room's website to view their brand new brunch menu.
Focusing on fresh, organic and plant-based ingredients, Picnic brings a vegan option to the many brunch and lunch spots in the city centre. The bright and cheerful cafe serves a range of dishes, smoothies and bakes made daily on the premises. Visit Picnic's website for more info on this friendly cafe.
La Bonne Auberge
La Bonne Auberge is Glasgow’s original Mediterranean Brasserie. Check out their brand new brunch menu online, which includes the likes of honey and bacon filled croissant served with pomme frites and their special Eggs La Bonne Auberge.
City centre brunch with drinks
Browns Glasgow in George Square offer a bottomless brunch. Choose brunch dishes and four glasses of prosecco (or upgrade to Champagne) at this classy brasserie. Visit browns-restaurants.co.uk and treat yourself.
Found in two city centre locations, Mitchell Lane and Merchant City, Bar Soba do a boozy brunch that includes 4 cocktails (glass of prosecco or bottled beer alternative) to go alongside a street food brunch. View the menu on Bar Soba's website.
Chic and central, The Ivy is a stylish spot for weekend brunch. The food menu is extensive with everything from buttermilk pancakes with bacon to avacado benedict with chips. A range of cocktails, sparkling wines and gin & tonics can also be ordered. Visit theivyglasgow.com.
Vega at Yotel
Open to both residents and non-residents on Saturdays, get brunch with rooftop views at Vega at Yotel. On the first Saturday of every month is a disco-themed boozy brunch, including food, cocktails and disco entertainment from Glasgow duo Shaka Loves You. Check out their brunch menu at vegaglasgow.com.
Enjoy a cocktail or gin & tonic with fresh pastries on arrival at The Spiritualist on Mitchell Street. And that's all before the main event of a brunch dish, alongside 3 glasses of prosecco or pints. Visit thespiritualistglasgow.com for details on the brunch which runs every weekend (12pm - 3pm).
63rd and 1st
Enjoy New York vibes in the heart of Glasgow at 63rd and 1st. Their bottoms up brunch experience is available each Fri-Sun (11am –3pm). Choose a brunch dish and 4 drinks, all for £35. Booking at 63rd and 1st's website.
Revolution have 2 city centre locations at Mitchell Street and Renfield Street. Choose a delicious brunch dish and enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless fun from the drinks section (max. 5 drinks). Visit Revolution's website for details.
Brilliant brunches in the southside
Open 7 days a week for walk ins only, Bramble is opposite the popular Queen's Park in Shawlands. It has a mouth-watering selection of pastries, cakes, egg dishes, sandwiches, pancakes and more. Check out Bramble on Instagram.
Cafe Strange Brew
In the heart of Shawlands is the multi-award winning cafe which appeared in Lonely Planet's Glasgow Guide. Serving up an inventive menu of baked eggs, hotcakes and much more, check out Cafe Strange Brew's Facebook page to see some of the tasty dishes on offer.
287 Langside is a bakery and takeaway coffee bar that also sells products from local growers and creators. Open weekends only, they aim to keep bakery sustainable by using only the best Scottish ingredients. Visit 287 Langside's website for opening hours.
Patricia's Coffee Bar
Patricia's Coffee Bar on Victoria Road is open 7 days a week, for walk-ins only. They serve a range of brioche morning buns, eggs and pancakes, as well as their popular and full of flavour sultans eggs. Visit Patricia's on Instagram.
The newest cafe and bakery to arrive in the southside scene is Scomelette on Victoria Road. They have a range of sweet and savoury treats, coffee by Glasgow's Dear Green Coffee and their signature scomelette, which merges Scottish potato scones with Indian style omelette. Visit scomelette on Instagram.
Southside brunch with drinks
Kilmurry & Co
A popular spot in the southside, Kilmurry & Co is open daily and serves up yummy brunch options with coffee or cocktails to compliment. Visit kilmurryandco.co.uk to book a table.
This cosy neighbourhood restaurant and bar offers a brunch menu with the likes of baked huevos rancheros and French toast with cocktails on the side. Visit oscarsouth.co.uk.
Eat up at east end eateries
As one of Dennistoun’s most vibrant spots, Tibo Bistro is a Scottish restaurant with 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 tibobistro.co.uk.
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 Scran's Instagram page to view daily specials.
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 dishes are dairy-free, with the majority gluten-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free. Take a peak at their delightful creations at rawnchy.co.uk.
Choose from hearty brunch options, such as haddock and poached eggs or steak 'n' eggs at Duke Street favourite Coia's Cafe. Visit Coia's Cafe's website to reserve a table at this Glasgow institution.
Duke Street favourite Mesa offers up a tasty selection of 'stuff on toast' with everything from scrambled chilli tofu to butterbeans and Italian sausage with salsa verde on sourdough. And their skillet eggs selection is just as good! Check out Mesa on Instagram.
Lazy brunches in the west end
Morning Glory by Five March
Morning Glory by the team behind Five March operate 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 check out their mouth-watering dishes.
Located in two spots in the west end, 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).
This Glasgow-institution serves up brunch at the weekends. Expect lovely Scottish ingredients prepared perfectly to start your day. Visit stravaigin.co.uk.
Partick Duck Club
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, expect a great menu, including their popular deep-fried cinnamon bun. Check out Partick Duck Club's menu online.
Epicures by Cail Bruich
From the team behind Glasgow’s Michelin-starred Cail Bruich, this hotspot in the west end serves brunch classics and fresh artisan bakes from their in-house bakery. Book your table at epicures.co.uk.
For luxurious lattes and picture perfect brunch, it's got to be Locker 1012. Opened in Finnieston in 2020, Locker 1012 offers up a colourful start to the day in pretty pink surroundings. Visit Locker 1012's website to make a reservation.
Brunch with drinks in the west end
The Brunch Club
Serving brunch all day, every day, The Brunch Club on Old Dumbarton Road serves tasty treats including granola bowls, French toast and their hearty breakfast pie! They have a 'booze brunch' 7 days a week for £50 for 2. Find out what it includes at brunchclub.co.
The Hug and Pint
This west end favourite offers a boozy brunch at the weekends. For just £20 you can enjoy 3 dishes from their award-winning kitchen washed down with 3 drinks. Pay a little extra to try out their coffee-powered hangover helper, 'The Reviver'. Visit The Hug and Pint's website for details.
Billed as a Hamptons-style eatery, Derby Lane in Finnieston serves brunch 7 days a week. Add a cocktail or 2 to your order while enjoying the fun surroundings. Visit derbylane.co.uk.
Radisson Red host Boogie Brunches each month. The Dubai-style brunch parties includes 3 courses, drinks, tunes and live sax. Follow Radisson Red on Instagram for upcoming dates.
Brunch in the north of Glasgow
Feel like you're escaping it all at Ocho, which is set in a Georgian-style building on the banks of Speirs Wharf canal. Enjoy a delicious selection of dishes, including vegan and gluten-free options. Head to Ocho's website to book a table.
Enjoy a weekend brunch from The Botany's glass conservatory or outdoor terrace. Check out The Botany's breakfast menu online, which includes the likes of scrambled eggs with Scottish smoked salmon on toast.
Article last updated: July 2022