The Glad Cafe has been running a highly rated menu for the past seven years, gaining plaudits in the List, the Skinny and WOW 24/7 awards.
Our cafe is run by our Cafe Manager, Lesley, with her team of baristas who work hard to provide our customers with professional and friendly service. We serve the delicious Clockwork coffee blend from speciality roasters, Machina Espresso and baking is highly rated by our regulars!
Since September 2018, we’ve been delighted to serve incredible vegetarian and vegan brunches from 9am-4pm (from 10am on Saturday or Sunday) made by the magnificent Hen of the Woods, the team behind the the brilliant Asian inspired menu at The Hug & Pint in the West End.
As of January 2019, the award-winning culinary team at The Hug & Pint have also taken on evening service in the cafe from 5pm-10pm, with a rotating menu of pan-Asian vegan mains and small plates, including some favourites from the West End establishment.
Scrumptious gluten free cakes come from Wild Flours Gluten Free Bakery and we also stock 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/Mirrl), 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
Please note, we can only take bookings 2 hours in advance. Please state whether you intend to dine with us or if you're just in for drinks in the comments section.
If you wish to book within 2 hours or if you are a party of 7 or more, please phone us on 0141 636 6119.