Where to get coffee & eats in Glasgow
It’s no surprise that on the weekends I am a serial coffee shop goer. I dedicate my weekends to finding new coffee shops to try out and explore new parts of a city. Glasgow is one of my favourite cities, especially for it’s wide selection of independent coffee shops. There’s still loads I haven’t even tried yet but I thought I’d share my favourite finds so far.
The Southside of Glasgow isn’t really somewhere I’ve visited much – and to be honest the only reason I have been there was to visit these two coffee shops. First up is Market Coffee. If you’re looking for a side of gorgeous Instagram worthy interiors with your coffee and cake, then Market is hands down the place to go. Owned by blogger babe Kate La Vie & her husband Jordan, you know you’re going to get the most aesthetically pleasing surroundings for your afternoon pick me up. But gorgeous interiors aside, they do serve up a mean tasting coffee and always have an amazing set of cakes on offer – vegan and gluten free options as well! We went here during veganuary and I demolished the vegan empire biscuit – so good!
Next up is Grain and Grind. Another amazing place for cakes that are out of this world delicious. Seriously they offer up a massive portion of various different cakes, so you know you’re getting your money’s worth, and they taste insanely good. What’s more, is G&G are also great for a tasty brunch or a light lunch. Who doesn’t love a serving of avocado toast right? They also own another coffee shop called Southside Roasters, which I can’t wait to try out.
Glasgow’s west end is known as one of the best places to be for pretty much any hipster joint you want. So coffee in the west end is a must! My favourites are For Fika Sake and Artisan Roast. Both are great places to just grab a coffee and chill out. Fika is probably best if you’ve got some family over and need somewhere that will fit you all, or if you wanna find a quiet spot to get some work down. Teamed with some great tunes and, honestly, some of the best coffee I’ve ever had – it’s one of the best.
Artisan Roast is a little more eccentric, and if you’re really into your wild and interesting coffees then you need to head here. Seriously, the things they do with coffee I’d never even heard of, let alone seen. But don’t worry, they also serve up a good old regular mocha, and plenty of good snacks!
There is plenty of coffee shops in the city centre, but most of them are your regular big chains, and I’m all about the independent. But, I have found two that I absolutely love and might actually be my total favourites out of this whole list. Riverhill Café is the first one I stumbled across one day when it was raining. Right by Central Station, this little café does some seriously good cakes and even better coffee. It’s pretty small so you need to time it wisely, but it’s such a cosy environment and worth it’s hype.
Lastly, is Wilson Street Pantry in Merchant City. This place is great again for bit of brunch (especially avocado toast) and a catch up with your friends. The interior is white washed with some lush wooden benches and tables. The staff are super friendly and tentative – which makes the whole experience even better.
So that’s it. If you’re ever in Glasgow then make sure to hit up these spots. There’s so many other places I could have mentioned as well, but these are my top picks. Let me know your favourites! x