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

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Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay

The greatly acclaimed Austin Texas duo performs its self-penned bluegrass compositions.

Sat 2 Nov

£14.63 / 0141 636 6119

Caroline Spence

Nashville-based, Virginia-born singer songwriter who's won multiple awards.

Fri 25 Oct

£14.30 / 0141 636 6119

Cattle & Cane

Folky indie pop from Teeside.

Wed 23 Oct

£12.10 / 0141 636 6119

Danni Nicholls and support

With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride. Following on from supporting the legendary Shakin' Stevens on…

Wed 22 Jan 2020

£15.40* / 0141 636 6119

Elaine Lennon Album Launch and support

Since her first live appearance in December 2018 and collecting a prestigious Danny Kyle Award to her CV, Elaine Lennon has matured into a performer who is being tipped by many of her peers as someone who has rightly earned “not to be missed” status. Winning comparisons to Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt…

Fri 24 Jan 2020

£13.20* / 0141 636 6119

Erin Durant

Rarely does an artist appear, as if out of thin air, with a full body of work where lyrically lush songs carry you into other worlds as if they were your own. Erin Durant's second album, Islands (coming June 21, 2019) is an odyssey of sorts, with songs that blur the line between reality and fiction. Produced by Kyp Malone…

Thu 24 Oct

£9 / 0141 636 6119

Glad Cafe

Paula Wolfe at The Glad Cafe The White Dots and Women in The Studio Tour

Thu 7 Nov

£5.50 / 0141 636 6119

Glorious Traces: The Music of Others

In the summer of 2019, Glasgow Southside’s cultural hub, The Glad Cafe found itself needing to find £40,000 for major roof repairs or face closure. They decided to start a Crowdfunder campaign and Glad Cafe frequenter and Modern Studies frontwoman, Emily Scott curated and funded the manufacture of a compilation CD, to be…

Sat 25 Jan 2020

£15.40* / 0141 636 6119

Thu 17 Oct

£11 / 0141 636 6119

Luke Jackson Trio

North promoter Rossie Ross was the first to bring Luke Jackson to Scotland as he wanted those North of the border to hear Luke thus brought him up here in 2013 and has taken him and his band back every year since, 2019 will be Luke's 7th consecutive Scottish Tour. Expect Acoustic and electric guitars, bass and drums along…

Tue 22 Oct

£8.80 / 0141 636 6119

Rachael Dadd and support

Living half her time as a traveling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for Rachael Dadd`s innovative song writing. With a string of releases in the UK, EU and Japan including her highly acclaimed previous album ‘We Resonateʼ…

Wed 29 Jan 2020

£15.40* / 0141 636 6119

Resound a Silent presents: Nosferatu with Live Music

A screening of the unauthorised adaption of Dracula, banned in 1923, presented with its score performed live.

Wed 30 Oct

£8 / 0141 636 6119

Rose Room

The Scottish Jazz Award-winning Gypsy Jazz band return to their favourite South side venue in Glasgow.

Fri 13 Dec

£16.54 / 0141 636 6119

Yng Ngheredigion

Yng Ngheredigion’ is an exploration of landscape and place through music, film, stories, experience and discourse. It’s a continuously evolving work featuring Angharad Davies, Debbie Armour, Jer Reid, Michael Trusswel, Rafe Fitzpatrick, Sharron Kraus & Stevie Jones. New compositions, traditional tunes and sound…

Sat 1 Feb 2020

£15.40* / 0141 636 6119

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