The Glad Cafe operates as both a cafe and a venue in the Shawlands area of the southside of Glasgow. It aims to have something to offer people of any age or background in this diverse and vibrant local community. The cafe has become known for our excellent breakfast menu, high quality coffee and freshly prepared seasonal food which is created by our chefs during the day. In the evening we serve soup and a variety of sharing plates from the cafe servery. There is also a delicious range of home baking – including a good gluten free assortment from Wild Flours Bakery.
We are also proud of our growing selection of great tasting beers, so please come in and ask our staff what is currently on offer.
Our well equipped venue provides a welcome space in the southside for showcasing up and coming local musicians as well as internationally known acts. We feature indie, electronic, experimental, world and traditional musicians. The space has become known for its great acoustic and the quality of the programme which also includes film, drama, storytelling and philosophical talks. The exhibition space in the cafe also hosts a changing feast of visual delight curated by two of our volunteers, and this combined with the six monthly zine, the Glad Rag, adds to our on-going representation of southside creativity!
The Glad Cafe is a social enterprise with the legal structure of Community Interest Company. As a social enterprise we have a social purpose to eventually plough profits, (once loans have been repaid), into affordable music lessons for local people through the work of the Glad Foundation.
How to find us
1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 2HG