The Glad Cafe is a licensed cafe and venue in the Shawlands area of southside Glasgow. It has 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 and served by our chefs until 4pm every day. In the evening we serve soup and a variety of snacks such as hummus and pate 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 craft beers, including Williams, West, Brooklyn and Anchor Steam on draft, and a fridge full of bottles ranging from Drygate to Fallen.
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!
We've been nominated for the Best Venue Award for the Scots Trad Music Award! We're thrilled to be in the running. Please click the image below and vote for us!
How to find us
1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 2HG
Travelling by bus? Number: 3, 4, 29, 38, 57, 103
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