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.
Address & telephone number: Café Gandolfi, 64 Albion Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 552 6813
Natural food doesn’t have to be boring, and Martha’s is proof. From the cheerful interior to the delicious fare, this fast-casual joint is the best place to go for a healthy start. Order up some porridge with Scottish oats and an assortment of toppings, or a fruit smoothie, and fuel up for the day.
Address & telephone number: Martha’s, 142A St Vincent Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 248 9771
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.
Address & telephone number: TriBeCa Café, 102 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 844 357 7777
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.
Address & telephone number: The Bungo Bar & Kitchen, 17-21 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 423 0023
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.
Address & telephone number: Stravaigin, 28 Gibson Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 334 2665
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.
Address & telephone number: Trans-Europe Cafe, 25 Parnie Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 552 7999
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.
Address & telephone number: Where The Monkey Sleeps, 182 W Regent Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 226 3406
Gusto and Relish
A cheerful, family-friendly café serving up comfort foods like baked eggs, a mix of egg, cheese, cream, and spinach served with dipping bread, as well as homemade bacon and links sausage, and home-baked cakes, this cozy restaurant is as welcoming as can be.
Address & telephone number: Gusto and Relish, 729-731 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 424 1233
The Flavour Co
Whilst many trendy juice bars come and go, this West End smoothie and juice spot is an established classic. Start off the day with a breakfast smoothie or a green juice, or treat yourself to an ice-cream milkshake. Craving solid food? There are always a selection of wraps, toasties, and sandwiches on offer.
Address & telephone number: The Flavour Co, 517A Great Western Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 339 5967
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.
Address & telephone number: Tapa Bakehouse, 19-21 Whitehill Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 554 9981