The Glad Café
An artsy community café hub with loads of space for patrons to write, read or talk over top-quality food courtesy of McCune Smith Café.
Live venue, art gallery, community hub, bar and general hangout, the warehouse chic of Glad Café’s spacious interior lends itself to many purposes, mixing large tables with cosy corners. The long bar boasts a selection of home-baking as well as gluten-free offerings from Wild Flours, single origin coffees and a good choice of local beer and craft ale on draught and in bottles. The kitchen is now being run by McCune Smith, serving the kind of beautifully presented seasonal, tasty, healthy food that has made their name at their own café close to the Cathedral. The menu runs from all-day breakfasts, both meaty and vegan, to toast and granola, from protein-packed salads to light snacks of hummus and pitta. Halloumi salad comes fried crisp brown and salty, topped with fennel seeds, pine nuts and black sesame seeds, while the classic brunch sees two perfectly poached eggs covered in hollandaise, sitting on a generous wedge of Stornoway black pudding and soft, sweet caramelised onions.
- High point: Lime and raspberry polenta cake
- Low point: Halloumi salad could do with bread on the side
- Notable dish: The classic brunch
- Private dining: Up to 25 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: indie pop, motown
- Live entertainment: live gigs and open mic nights, literature nights, film and theatre nights, political and philosophical talks
- Capacity: 52
- Largest group: 52
- Open since: 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle
Events at this venue
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Christopher MacArthur-Boyd: The Boyd with a Thorn in his Side
MacArthur-Boyd's second solo show indulges the King of Sad Style as he recovers from a break up, finds love again and makes fun of Morrissey.
Tue 23 May
£5 / 0141 636 6119
Stand-up show featuring the best in Scottish comedy types.
Atmospheric folk and blues duo turned trio with skilful guitar playing and ethereal vocals.
'dr. Who And The Daleks' Presented By Glasgow Doctor Who Society
The Glasgow Doctor Who Society presents 'Dr. Who and the Daleks' in association with Southside Film and sponsored by CherryMan Media. First of two hollywood adaptations of 'Doctor Who' in the 60's in the midst of 'Dalekmania', it's garish, colourful 60's adventure with what the BFI calls a wonderfully pulpy sci-fi…
Wed 17 May
£6.60 some concessions / 0141 636 6119
Ideal Mexico & Glad Cafe Present : Matana Roberts
Matana Roberts is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Roberts works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater. She made two records as a core member of the Sticks And Stones quartet in the early 2000s…
Jamaica Sings Robert Burns
Reggae versions of Burns classics from Jamaican artist Brina's upcoming album Jamaica Sings Robert Burns.
Reviews & features
Community projects: Glasgow's flourishing Southside6 May 2014
The Southside Fringe, Glad Cafe and Locavore are among the area's thriving community initiatives
Something good is growing in the Southside of Glasgow. It took root when local residents occupied the marked-for-closure Govanhill Baths in 2001 to turn it into a community-run venue. It’s in the independent spirit that last year drove local gig…
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