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Five of the best cafes in Glasgow

Emilija Morrison: Business Development Assistant

With our walking tour company having originated in Glasgow, we love writing and talking about the city. We’ve really covered a lot about the city, writing about the best pizza restaurants, the best Indian restaurants, things to do on a sunny day, the oldest pubs and many other great articles!

Today, we’ve decided to delve into our favourite cafes the city has. There being so very many, this was a very difficult choice to make, however we’ve finally managed to whittle it down to a few. Read on!


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1. Scran

The cafe prides itself on being different, writing on the website that “we like to think of ourselves as not just another cafe.” They have won numerous accolades, including titles such as best restaurant east, best cafe and best coffee. In terms of the menu, they say that, “we’ve designed the menu with the customer in mind and what YOU want to eat.” On offer are eggs cooked in various ways, french toast, fancy rolls, brunch buns and toasties. Make sure to give this place your time on your next visit to Dennistoun.

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2. Soup’s On and the cake lady

Reviews to this place are very warm, citing that the friendly couple who run the place and delicacies such as the afternoon tea make the place what it is. One reviewer even mentions that the cafe got her “through the whole of lockdown.” They offer scones, cakes, breakfast, brunch and lunch, among other things.

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a plate of food on a table

3. Stack & Still Glasgow

Are you a fan of pancakes? If so, this is the place for you! My last visit here was in February 2020, just before lockdown. I thoroughly enjoyed the jaffa cake pancake stack, opting for the largest option. Other pancake options include biscoff s’mores stack, toffee apple stack, strawberry cheescake stack and peanut butter cup stack. Moreover, with the cafe boasting 200 seats, you are unlikely to struggle to find a place. (Unless you visit on pancake day!)

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a close up of a piece of cake on a plate

4. Urban West

I’ve visited here several times, meeting with a friend and enjoying a chat over delicious brunch. Last time I visited I had the American Style pancakes with bacon and blueberries. The place is also good for bagels, egg, focaccia and tacos. It is popular with Glasgow University students and every time I’ve visited the place has been filled predominantly with students. Beware if you want to study here though – I was told off the time I brought my laptop!

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5. Tinderbox

Another West End cafe populated with students, I visited this place frequently while a student at Glasgow University. It is the perfect place to bring a laptop or a book, for you can stay for hours without being interrupted. I was particularly fond of the hot chocolate, finding it one of the best (if not the best!) hot chocolate I had while living in Glasgow.

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