08 Jun Our Top 5 Brunch Spots
Best Brunch Spots!
A weekend away means time to relax, forget about the real-world for a little while, indulge in great food and drink and, of course, get out of bed exactly when you want to. If you miss breakfast then head out for brunch instead – that cheeky little meal just before lunch where it’s early enough to eat pancakes but just late enough to have them with a Bloody Mary. Glasgow is spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants and cafes that cater for brunchers, so we’ve rounded up our top picks, meaning you can simply roll out of bed and into a fantastic eatery with minimum effort… bliss.
Famed for its fine-dining in the evening, the Chip is a little-known King of brunch too. Situated in the West End’s pretty Ashton Lane, in summer a seat outside on the cobbles is in high demand. Try a full Scottish breakfast with black pudding (Veggie option available) or go back to your childhood with eggy bread and (posh) bacon.
Also nestled in the West End, Stravaigin is known as a Friday and Saturday night hotspot for drinkers and diners alike, but rock up on a Sunday for a much more chilled vibe. Read the morning papers with the locals and nab a pavement table to eat al fresco. Brunch here can mean anything from a full, traditional fry-up to Indonesian pickled eggs and Chicken Kati rolls. A truly international menu, make sure you get there early to get your order in.
Transport yourself from Glasgow to New York City at TriBeca. This chain restaurant feels like an independent with a cosy atmosphere and no rush to finish your food. Hang out all morning with Bottomless Coffee and try authentic Brooklyn buttermilk pancakes to satisfy your sweet tooth. This place is super popular with locals at the weekend so book in advance if you’re heading over on a Sunday morning.
If you’re up for a walk then wander along the River Clyde and into the city centre, where you’ll find Brown’s. another Glasgow favourite for whiling away weekend mornings. Their brunch menu is extensive and caters for the health-conscious with fruit and vegetable smoothies, and for those looking for something a little more substantial like Eggs Florentine, Steak and Eggs and even Browns’ own Lobster Benedict.
Knowns as the purveyors of “Glasgow’s best breakfast” Cafezique successfully lives up to the title week on week. Touting a simpler menu than their competitors, you’ll find smoked salmon croissant, sobrasada and avocado on toast, and their own freshly-baked fruit scone and jam all being munched on by locals. Handmade pancakes and real maple syrup top things off and if you like what you’ve been eating you can head next door to Delizique to get yourself a takeway.