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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Boo Hewerdine, Carol Laula, Emma Pollock & Findlay Napier

DOORS 7pm ARTISTS ON STAGE 7:30pm The opening concert of Glasgow Songwriting Festival 2019 featuring a songwriters in the round style concert from four of the UK's top songwriters. It's always a fantastic night that balances beautiful songwriting with hilarious chat. It's a great night out. Who knows it might inspire…

Fri 30 Aug

£14.30 / 0141 636 6119

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

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

Front Country

Five-piece American bluegrass outfit.

Thu 5 Sep

£14.85 / 0141 636 6119

Glasgow Heartfulness Meetup

Heartfulness is a meditation for modern day life. In today’s fast-paced world, most people are searching for ways to reduce stress and lead balanced, peaceful lives. Elaborate philosophies or complicated routines can be difficult to sustain and, therefore, we need something that is easy to integrate in our day-to-day…

Sat 24 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 636 6119

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 31 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 636 6119

  • 12:00 – 13:00

India Electric Co.

Two of the most extraordinary musicians, a phenomenal duo - BBC Radio 2 Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation to end up with something quirky and glittery - a…

Wed 11 Sep

£9.90 / 0141 636 6119

Jess Morgan And Nels Andrews

Jess and Nels tour in 2019 with books and songs to satisfy the most avid record sleeve-readers, comic book-worms, or just about anyone feeling lost in the digital age. Their co-headlined show promises an atmospheric concoction of songwriting and storytelling. Together they put on an intimate show, from which the audience…

Sat 5 Oct

£13 / 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

Oh Susanna

Canadian singer-songwriter.

Thu 12 Sep

£15.75 / 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

Zac Scott: Million Single Launch with Marina Rolink and Gary Jordan

Release party for Zac Scott's new single 'Million' featuring special guests.

Thu 29 Aug

£8 / 07511380006

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