The Glad Café

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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
  • Email
  • Website www.thegladcafe.co.uk
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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.

The List's rating
8

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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 6 events at this location

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Beoga

Live Irish music performed by the multi-talented Beoga.

Thu 3 Dec

£15.75 / 0141 636 6119

Fri 6 Nov

£16.88 / 0141 636 6119

Dick Valentine

Electric Six frontman performs an acoustic set. Danger, danger, low voltage …

Wed 9 Jun 2021

£13.75 / 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.

Tue 8 Sep

£10.12 / 0141 636 6119

India Electric Co

Folk duo from London.

Sun 18 Oct

£11 / 0141 636 6119

Thu 8 Apr 2021

£11 / 0141 636 6119

Jessica Lynn

Country singer and songwriter hailing from New York.

Wed 12 May 2021

£15 / 0141 636 6119

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