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
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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 staples from the Scottish larder including Stornoway black pudding and free-range eggs from Corrie Mains Farm, 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.
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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.
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Singl-end bakehouses in Garnethill and Merchant City serve up everything from fruits and grains to full hearty Scottish dishes and eggs many ways, seven 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 intimate setting of 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.
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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.
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.
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Another city centre bottomless brunch option is at Browns Glasgow in George Square. Choose brunch dishes and four glasses of prosecco (or upgrade to Champagne) at this classy brasserie. Visit browns-restaurants.co.uk and treat yourself.
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.
Brilliant brunches in the southside
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Cafe Strange Brew
In the heart of Shawlands is the multi-award winning cafe which appeared in Lonely Planet's Glasgow Guide. Serving up their 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.
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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 sustainable by using only the best Scottish ingredients. Visit 287 Langside's website for opening hours.
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Kilmurry & Co
A popular spot in the southside, Kilmurry & Co is open daily and serves up yummy brunch-ing options. Kilmurry & Co have both indoor and outdoor seating options - visit their website to book a table.
Eggs all ways in the east end
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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.
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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.
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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 long brunches in the west end
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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.
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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.
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The Brunch Club
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 hearty breakfast 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 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).
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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.
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.
Brunch in the north of Glasgow
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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: September 2021