The Best Brunch Spots In Glasgow

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Madeleine Bazil

Glasgow is known for its legendary nightlife, and as a result, this party town is a great place for a satisfying, hangover-curing brunch. Below are the 10 best places for a late weekend breakfast.Café Gandolfi

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Café Gandolfi

Bar Gandolfi, Glasgow

This Merchant City restaurant serves up everything from eggs cooked every which way (including en cocotte with toast and optional ham and cheese), full fry-ups, homemade scones, and brioche French toast. Don’t forget to start off the meal with some fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice.

TriBeCa Café

This popular cafe, inspired heavily by New York City, as the name suggests, offers up American classics all day to hungover West Enders and homesick expats. Bagels, American pancakes, and even a decorative NYPD car and yellow cab stationed outside. You can almost hear the street vendors of Canal Street.

The Bungo Bar & Kitchen

With an exciting mix of classic brunch options and international delights, this Southside eatery serves brunch until 4 pm daily, making it a good choice for late sleepers. Keep it local with poached eggs and Scottish smoked salmon or the porridge with heather honey, or go global with scrambled Spanish-style eggs with chorizo, tortilla, black beans, and vegetables. Wash it all down with one of the exemplary brunch cocktails.


Stravaigin, Glasgow

For a sumptuous brunch experience, head to this renowned restaurant. The weekend brunch menu includes everything from a full Scottish fry-up to Asian-influenced dishes such as the breakfast baozi buns with Ramsay’s bacon, Thai cucumber, and chilli salad.

Trans-Europe Café

This funky Continental-style bistro in the Gallery quarter serves food all day and is well-known for its delectable coffee. The food is as good as the coffee, though, from Eggs Benedict, Florentine, or Royale, to bagels and French toast, Trans-Europe truly is a taste of the continent.

Where The Monkey Sleeps

Possibly Glasgow’s best-kept breakfast secret, this underground café blasts a playlist of hard rock and a menu of food items named in accordance with the music scene, like the Supertramp, a plate of American pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Fans of savory food can choose from an abundance of paninis, bagels, and toasties.

Tapa Bakehouse

Tapa Bakehouse, Glasgow

This bakery and café turns out casual and delicious vegetarian food, like a frittata with Mediterranean vegetables or a bean burrito. Sit in and enjoy the food with a cup of tasty coffee, or get it to takeaway and don’t forget to pick up a loaf of natural bread before leaving.

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