1161-1163 Argyle Street | Glasgow G3 8TB
Phone: 0141 221 8988
Kelvingrove Cafe resides in a long-abandoned unit on Argyle Street that used to be the original Kelvingrove Cafe. Having left the shabby frontage and original sign intact, the inside has been extensively redecorated with Chesterfield booths, a gleaming brass bar and, as a nod to the cafe’s previous life, monochrome floor tiles.
Kelvingrove Cafe's aim is to revive a drinking culture they believe to be lost in Glasgow and offer a menu of mixed drinks that changes seasonally. All the ice is produced in house with tools and techniques used by cafe owners in 1930s Glasgow. Behind the bar you can see the large copper sinks used to hold the ice blocks and the 14-inch Japanese ice saw used to portion it. The gantry boasts a wealth of spirits and their draft selection includes some rarer options such as Samuel Adams and Oranjeboom Premium Pilsner. Their food menu includes several upmarket dishes, such as charred monkfish with fennel slaw, as well as some more mysterious sounding offerings – 'hush puppies' starter anyone?