- Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–9pm; Sat & Sun 9am–9pm.
- Food served Mon–Fri 8am–9pm; Sat/Sun 9am–9pm.
- Average price £6.50 (lunch); £6.50 (evening meal)
- Typical order £4.50
- Website www.offshorecoffee.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
It’s beginning to test the meaning of careworn slightly these days, but there’s still no café in Glasgow homelier than Offshore, nor even as homely. Hugging the corner of Gibson Street where it crosses the River Kelvin, with leafy views to the park through huge floor-to-ceiling windows, the location couldn’t be more ideal. The roomy space attracts students, creatives and young families alike. New management have come in recently, but sagely they’ve made few changes, save for adding regular theatre and exhibition bookings to the downstairs arts space. With no kitchen, the food is all brought in from outside. It’s basic but does the trick – from freshly made sandwiches and baked potatoes to a daily soup, and delicious cakes and sweets galore from a local artisan baker. A lick of paint and some new furniture wouldn’t go amiss, but all else unbroken about Offshore requires no fix.
- High point: Best café location in Glasgow, hands down
- Low point: Cosmetics could be refreshed a bit
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: pop/rock
- Capacity: 50
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 1999
- BYOB: None corkage
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