The Glad Café
- Telephone 0141 636 6119
- Bar open Sun–Wed noon–11pm, Thu–Sat noon–midnight;
- Food served Mon–Fri 11am–10pm; Sat–Sun 10am–10pm
- Average price £6 (soup/sandwich); £13 (evening meal)
- Website www.thegladcafe.co.uk
An artsy community café that has loads of space for patrons to write, read or talk over coffee, beer or wine.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The Glad Café is many things to many people, in a spacious environ that takes its time in a way few places in the West End are afforded. There’s Dear Green coffee, and excellent cakes (always gluten-free available – there’s GF bread for sandwiches, too). There’s an elegant afternoon menu, with light bites such as a zesty mackerel pâté, a well-balanced halloumi and courgette salad, or a delightful black pudding scotch that is properly crispy then pleasingly runny and rich. There’s a classy beer (and wine) selection that sees daytime into night, including bottles from the Williams, Drygate and Fallen breweries. It’s also an arts space, hosting gigs, comedy, film screenings et al. Sitting in the Glad Café one can feel that it’s proud of its community, and that its community is glad to have it.
- High point: The sense of space and time one has
- Low point: Could do with more comfy seats
- Notable dish: Honey roast ham and piccalilli sandwich on 'Crossmyloof Loaf' bread
- 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, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Massive cross section of (generally) very good, (often) eclectic and (rather) cool, music.
- Live entertainment: Indie/electronic/experimental live gigs and open mics, literature nights, film nights - strong community emphasis
- Capacity: 52
- Largest group: 52
- Open since: 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle
There are 4 events at this location
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Contemporary and improv bass clarinet.
Nathaniel Gow's Dance Band
Modern reinvention of the 18th-century ceilidh.
This Is It Forever present worriedaboutsatan in Glasgow on the Blank Tape tour.
Reviews & features
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