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Alexander Smail

Top 10 Glasgow cafes ranked according to TripAdvisor reviews

There is no denying that Glasgow has plenty of places to head if you want to eat out. From late-night comfort food to elegant five-course meals, there is something for everyone.

Sometimes, though, all you feel like is a cup of tea and a pastry. In this case, you'll want to head to one of the city's stunning cafes.

Of course, with so much variety, it can be difficult to know where is worth your time. Additionally, with the cost of living crisis continuing to worsen, it's important to be savvy with your money.

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That's why Glasgow Live took to TripAdvisor to find out what the best rated cafe spots in the city were amongst users. Using the website's ranking of Glasgow's best restaurants and cafes, we took the ten top rated cafes on the list and arranged them by order.

From tea and cakes to full Scottish breakfasts, here are the best cafes in Glasgow according to TripAdvisor.

10. Hyndland Cafe, 96 Clarence Drive

Rating: 4.5/5

Number of reviews: 353

Coming in at number 10 is Hyndland Cafe on Clarence Drive, which has earned rave reviews from TripAdvisor users for its "friendly" staff and "delicious" food.

What one customer said: "Friendly staff, superb breakfast couldn't fault at all! Top quality and great value.

"Also very accommodating."

9. The Wilson Street Pantry, 6 Wilson Street

Rating: 4.5/5

Number of reviews: 441

The Wilson Street Pantry offers a laid back atmosphere in the heart of Merchant city where customers can enjoy brunch. It has earned rave reviews for its "swimmingly good breakfast".

What one customer said: "Probably the best breakfast I've ever had. Hot smoked salmon and avocado on sourdough was incredible.

"Husband had eggs Benny black which was also very, very good. Coffee was great and strong. Service outstanding.

"100 per cent recommend this place."

8. Singl-end Cafe & Bakehouse Garnethill, 265 Renfrew Street

Rating: 4.5/5

Number of reviews: 860

Described as a "bohemian joint serving a wide array of creative dishes, homemade breads, cocktails and coffees", this cafe has been praised for its "exceptional customer service".

What one customer said: "Exceptional customer service and food! Worth the wait and a return trip.

"Arrived jet lagged and received great coffee and travel help for our first few days in the city. Young and friendly staff with positive vibes and eager to assist.

"If I lived in Glasgow this would be my go-to coffee shop. Excellence is their motto!"

7. Mackintosh at the Willow, 217 Sauchiehall Street

Rating: 4.5/6

Number of reviews: 626

If you want to enjoy a bit of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Scottish art history alongside your coffee, then this is your place. TripAdvisor users have singled out its "exquisite tea", "freshly made scones", and "home made jam".

What one customer said: "Visited the Willow Tearooms today for the first time. What an experience!

"From our lunch in the tearoom, the gift shop, to the tour of the exhibition, all was superb and great value for money. My three friends and I loved the dressing up.

"Such fun!"

6. Rawlings — Love To Eat, 583 Mosspark Boulevard

Rating: 4.5/5

Number of reviews: 291

This is a family-run bistro and cafe that "make, source and stock the highest quality food and coffee". Visitors have praised its "exceptionally good" food.

What one customer said: "Another excellent experience. Food was delicious, service good.

"Good choice of things to eat. Cakes look delicious but resisted temptation this time.

"Scrambled egg on toast was really tasty."

5. The Wild Olive Tree, 163 Buchanan Street

The Wild Olive Tree has earned rave reviews (The Wild Olive Tree.)

Rating: 5/5

Number of reviews: 230

The Wild Olive Tree is unique in that it is a non-profit cafe that serves up coffee, soups, scones and cakes while helping some of the most vulnerable people in the community. According to TripAdvisor reviews, the food is terrific too.

What one customer said: "Had breakfast here. Was so so good.

"Nice staff members. Nice facilities.

"Would highly recommend to you all, it's just amazing."

4. Cafe Strange Brew, 1082 Pollokshaws Rd

Rating: 5/5

Number of reviews: 492

Cafe Strange Brew is described as a "funky haunt for craft coffee drinks and creative brunch fare in a spacious, spartan layout". Visitors have praised its "great" service and "excellent" food.

What one customer said: "Really great food. Diverse menu and everything is top notch.

"Really warm, friendly staff makes it a wonderful experience."

3. Soup's On and the Cake Lady, 115 Clarkston Road

Rating: 5/5

Number of reviews: 139

Soup's On and the Cake Lady in the Southside of Glasgow is the place to head if it's a good old fashioned home baking you're after. Its specialties include cakes, scones, and sandwiches.

What one customer said: "A great local cafe! The weekly menu is exciting yet comforting.

"I always look forward to seeing what’s on offer for the weekend. Highly recommend the toasted baguettes and the cakes are to die for.

"Look forward to more visits in the near future."

2. Scran, 594 Alexandra Parade

Scran's brunch menu is considered one of the very best in Glasgow (Instagram @scrangla)

Rating: 5/5

Number of reviews: 245

In second place, with a very impressive 227 five-star reviews, is Scran. As the name suggests, Scran offers no-fuss food cooked to perfection, which is why customers keep coming back.

What one customer said: "Living in the east end, it's nice to have a cafe with cracking coffee, lovely staff, and top 'scran'. Been in a number of times and always impressed with what I see."

1. E-Street Cafe, 421 Clarkston Road

Rating: 5/5

Number of reviews: 157

Here it is: the best cafe in Glasgow according to TripAdvisor. It even won the website's coveted Traveler's Choice Best of the Best award in 2021.

What one customer said: "The good reviews are absolutely true and accurate. A great café, a great owner (Paul), brilliant service and fab food... you should definitely try it."


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