Glad Cafe

"...the hippest joint in Glasgow." wire magazine

The Cafe

The Glad Cafe has been running an highly rated menu for the past four years, gaining plaudits in the List, the Skinny and WOW 24/7 awards under our great head chef, Amanda. Now that Amanda has moved onto to full time motherhood, we are delighted to be collaborating with the wonderful McCune Smith Cafe, who have taken over the running of our kitchen.

McCune Smith is a joint venture between brothers Simon and Dan. They grew up on a farm in the Hebrides where growing vegetables and home cooking are a way of life. They wanted McCune Smith to reflect their upbringing, serving artisan food that showcased Scotland’s larder and used ethical ingredients. McCune Smith will continue to operate at Duke Street ( as well as at the Glad Cafe.

We love their approach - they are always looking for the best, local, Scottish, ethical and sustainable ingredients. With such an amazing range of producers that grow, rear and make some of the best produce in the world on our doorsteps, they aim to celebrate all things local.

The Glad Cafe will be serving the McCune Smith breakfast and lunch menu freshly prepared on our premises from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at weekends.

Our cafe is run by our Cafe Manager, Graham, with his team of baristas who work hard to provide our customers with professional and friendly service. We serve excellent, locally roasted Dear Green coffee, and baking is highly rated by our regulars! We serve scrumptious gluten free cakes from Wild Flours Gluten Free Bakery and a huge range of lovely cakes from Big Bear Bakery. 

Our premises are licensed from 12 noon until 11 pm Sunday to Wednesday, and 12 noon to 12 midnight Thursday to Saturday, and we provide a selection of wines, beers and spirits. Our growing range of beers include a choice from the popular Williams Bros Brewing Co, Drygate  as well as a changing array of other craft beers on draft, in bottles and cans. We also stock a tasty assortment of Fentiman’s, Whole Earth, and Karma soft drinks.

The warm ambience of the cafe is in no small measure due to the work of designers Simon Harlow (the Chalet), Roy Shearer (Southside Studios) and Gerry Thompson (eggmachine), and our architect Alyn Walsh (ATW Chartered Architects). In 2013 our cafe won a RIAS Highly Commended award for the design. Free WiFi is provided to all customers, with eclectic playlists on rotation from open to close.

Opening times:
9 am Monday to Friday
10 am Saturday and Sunday

Closing times:
11pm Sunday to Wednesday
12 midnight Thursday – Saturday

Kitchen closes 4pm daily

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