The Glad Café

The Glad Café
1006A Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2HG
  • Telephone 0141 636 6119
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Fri 9am–4pm, 5–10pm; Sat/Sun 10am–4pm, 5–10pm
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The Glad Café

An artsy community café hub where patrons write, read or talk while enjoying food – Hen of the Woods oversee the daytime menu while the Hug and Pint team serve up the evening one.

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Chilled out vibes, eclectic music and friendly, mellow staff — the Glad Café is everything a mildly hipsterish dining spot should be. That said, the arty atmosphere doesn’t quite prepare you for the absolute flavour wallop of the veggie food on offer. The daytime menu is crafted by Hen of the Woods, a highlight being the poached eggs with salted yoghurt, chilli brown butter and sourdough toast — it is a rich, runny, comforting plate of joy. Scrambled eggs on sourdough is airy and delicious, while the French toast — doorstop hunks of brioche topped with lemon curd, labneh, spiced plums and almonds — is a taste cavalcade of sweet, sour, acidic, savoury, spicy and creamy. By night, the menu moves on to Pan-Asian small plates from the Hug and Pint team. It is clear that this cheerful hangout is flying the flag for the culinary potential of the neighbourhood café.

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Deborah Bell visited The Glad Café on 15 March 2019
  • High point: Creative dishes that pack a real flavour punch
  • Low point: Wooden chairs would benefit from cushions
  • Notable dish: Poached eggs with salted yoghurt, chilli brown butter and sourdough toast
  • Average price: £8.50 (lunch)
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  • Private dining: N/A
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Quirky indie sounds
  • Live entertainment: Live gigs and open mic nights, comedy, literature night, film nights, theatre nights, political and philosophical talks.
  • Capacity: 52
  • Largest group: 52
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £11 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 14 events at this location

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Blair Dunlop

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter.

Thu 3 Mar

£15.75 / 0141 636 6119

Broken Chanter - The Glad Cafe, Glasgow (08/04/22)

Broken Chanter live at the Glad Cafe with support from Raveloe.

Fri 8 Apr

£13.39 / 0141 636 6119

Charlie Parr

Roots, blues and Americana from Minnesota's Charlie Parr.

Tue 10 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 636 6119

Dog Unit

Dog Unit are a four-piece instrumental rock band. Purveyors of entrancing drone, tactile texture, slow-mo polyrhythm and skewiff riff.

Fri 6 May

£11.25 / 0141 636 6119

Douglas Dare

Dare’s music speaks of his own experiences of universal themes like love, loss, and childhood. Perhaps most importantly, his music gives a voice and a sanctuary to anyone who’s ever felt unusual or out of place. This is an 16+ event.

Sat 19 Feb

£10.12 / 0141 636 6119

Ed Dowie and support

Ed Dowie learned the piano and the organ as a child from his father, before becoming a chorister and an organist in Dorset. Ed’s first musical project was Brothers in Sound, the three-piece formed in 1998, releasing three EPs ">The Uncle Sold in January 2017. His 2nd album, The Obvious I was released in March 2021 on Pete…

Sat 29 Jan

£13.20* / 0141 636 6119

India Electric Co.

Folk duo from London.

Fri 15 Apr

£13.20 / 0141 636 6119

Jessica Lynn

Country singer and songwriter hailing from New York.

Wed 18 May

£15 / 0141 636 6119

John Francis Flynn

Double RTE Award winning Dublin leftfield folk singer John Francis Flynn brings his band to York for the first time. This is an 16+ event.

Fri 4 Feb

£11.25 / 0141 636 6119

Katy Kirby

Singer/songwriter Katy Kirby introduced her warm, articulate vocals, perceptive lyrics, and playful adult-alternative style on her debut album, Cool Dry Place, in 2021. It included touches like Omnichord, Space Echo, and trumpet in addition to a full backing band. Homeschooled in small-town Texas, Katy Kirby started…

Tue 5 Apr

£11.25 / 0141 636 6119

Keeley Forsyth

Keeley Forsyth, who has previously made her name as an actor, has announced details of her debut album, Debris (out January 2020).

Fri 4 Mar

£16.50 / 0141 636 6119


Chester-based grunge-pop trio.

Fri 20 May

£10.12 / 0141 636 6119


Indie singer Bridie Monds-Watson whose musical alter ego is a combination of 'soul' and 'folk' which also handily sums up her lovely low key sound.

Thu 3 Feb

£11 / 0141 636 6119

William Crighton

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Combining traditional music with unexpected and progressive experimentation William Crighton is a fiery punk folk balladeer who's reputation as a "must see" live act is growing quickly throughout the world. He has released two albums since 2016 with his latest album, Empire…

Sun 17 Apr

£15.75 / 0141 636 6119

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