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Best places for brunch in Glasgow

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.

Best brunch spots in Glasgow city centre

Wilson Street Pantry

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

Singl-end

Singl-end bakehouses in Garnethill and Merchant City serve up everything from fruits and grains to full hearty Scottish dishes to eggs many ways, seven days a week. They also have a ‘for the bairns’ menu to keep the kids happy too! Check out Singl-end website for the full menu and to book a table.  

Canteen 58

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.

 

Côte Brasserie

An aerial view of a fully set breakfast table with cooked dishes, pastries, coffees and orange juice.An aerial view of a fully set breakfast table ready to enjoy. © Côte Brasserie.

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. Lighter pastries are also available. View the full menu online.

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.

Picnic

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.

Brunch in the south of the city

287 Langside

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. Serving up their inventive menu of baked eggs, hotcakes and much more, check out the Cafe Strange Brew Facebook page to see some of the tasty dishes on offer.

Gnom

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. Open Wednesday - Sunday, 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 

Scran

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. 

Tibo Bistro

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.

Rawnchy

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, gluten-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free. Book a table online at Rawnchy.

Coia's Cafe 

Choose from hearty brunch options, such as haddock and poached eggs or steak 'n' eggs at Duke Street favourite Coia's Cafe. You can reserve a table at this Glasgow institution online.

Go west for some of the best brunches in town

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, 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 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 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. Book your table online.

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 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.

Kothel

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

A close-up image of a knife and fork cutting into a perfectly poached egg atop of goats' cheese and thick toasted bread, with salad garnishA brunch dish at Ocho. © Ocho.

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: July 2021