1006a Pollokshaws Road | Glasgow G41 2HG
Phone: 0141 636 6119
Based in a converted printworks in the city's Southside, The Glad Café openly seeks to provide Glasgow’s answer to Dalston’s Café Oto. Although the predominantly indie and electronic line-up may not provide the endless experimentation that London can, it's hard to ignore the similarities – a café by day, a venue by night, and beyond that a home for all manner of creativity.
Located just opposite Queen's Park, you’ll find a generous selection of freshly prepared mains and snacks, soups, platters and home-baked treats. They’ve also kept things local by sourcing their coffee from the Glasgow-based Dear Green Roasters, a company whose passion and expertise you need only taste in order to appreciate. The open-plan interiors along with the minimal, colorful decoration imbue the place with a welcoming atmosphere – one that works well for a project who ultimately intend to involve the Southside's diverse mixture of musicians, artists, writers and performers, and create a cultural hub outside of the city centre.
Ended up on our profile for the Glad Cafe while seeking out Glagow coffee shop recommendations? You've come to the right place. Every year, we hold The Skinny's Food and Drink Survey, and for the last couple of years, Glad cafe has absolutely raked in the nominations. In 2014 it landed awards within the categories of Best Cafe, Best Place for a First Date and Best Place when Hungover. The year after, it held its title as one of the best cafes in Scotland, along with the likes of Lovecrumbs, Papercup Coffee and Artisan Roast.
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