Updated: Aug 21, 2018
We love a good brunch, and very happily do our research to find the best brunch spots in Glasgow, so we can pass those recommendations on to you!
For us, brunch is the best meal of the week. There is quite simply nothing better than meeting up with friends and enjoying a relaxing meal with no time constraints. Brunch is easy breazy. You have time to take in the menu, discuss what you fancy eating/sharing with your friends while you catch up on that week’s gossip. Can’t decide what to order? Oh go on then, we’ll have three dishes between the two of us….its the weekend afterall. Very often there is booze involved. It really is the most civilised meal of the week.
So here are our current favourite brunch spots in Glasgow...
PARTICK DUCK CLUB
Located on Hyndland Street in Partick, Partick Duck Club serves brunch all day, every day. Their brunch menu boasts everything from Shakshuka; 24hr Beef Short Rib & Duck Egg Benedict and Duck Leg & Nduja hash, with fried duck egg, sour cream & Freedom Bakery sourdough, to the incredible Orkney Crab & poached duck egg on toast with avocado and crème fraîche (left).
There is something for everyone, just check out their menu here. We have eaten here a LOT and never had a dish we didn't love. The service is always friendly and welcoming, and just a word to the wise...even though they aren't very 'brunchy', order the chips on the side. Their chips are awesome.
Brunch is served Monday – Friday, 8am - 9.30pm and Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 9.30pm.
Nasi Goreng, Indonesian fried rice, is Stravaigin's signature brunch dish. Topped with smoked bacon, king prawns and a poached egg, its hard to choose anything else. However, their Mexican Eggs Benedict with Chilli Hollandaise is also fantastic.
Brunch is only served on a Sunday but that gives you a good excuse to add alcohol to the proceedings. Be careful with their Bloody Mary's though, they're super spicy!
Sunday Brunch is served 11am - 5pm every Sunday. @stravaigin_g12
The Southside of Glasgow has some fab brunch spots, and Potluck is right up there with the best of them. Located on Nithsdale Road in Strathbungo, you have to get there early to avoid the inevitable queues. But my God, their food is worth the wait.
With a menu full of inticing options, we always end up ordering three dishes between the two of us, then immediately plan to go back to order more! This pic is their Fennel Sausage Hash with crispy new potatoes, topped a fried egg. We also love their Courgette Feta Fritters with Beetroot Hummus and we can't not mention their incredible hot cakes to get that sweet hit.
Potluck serve brunch Monday - Saturday, 9am - 4.30pm & 9am - 3pm on a Sunday. @potluck.glasgow
CAFE STRANGE BREW
Travel a little further South into Shawlands, and you will find the gorgeous Cafe Strange Brew. Again, you need to get there early to avoid the queues but good things come to those who wait.
They serve up arty brunch dishes inspired by tantalising cuisine from around the world which harness Scotland's natural larder – and served with a friendly, down-to-earth dose of Glaswegian charm.
Cafe Strange Brew serve brunch Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm & 9am - 4pm on a Sunday.
Heading back to Hyndland Street in Partick, you'll find KAF, a small but perfectly formed coffee shop which serves incredible brunch plates and cakes. Their Scandi plates (pictured) are a firm favourite with customers but their menu is always evolving so there's always reason to go back. Their Babka French Toast is allover instagram right now, and rightly so...its so pretty! As it's pretty small (just two tables and a shelf with stools inside and a table outside), you will no doubt have a wait on your hands, but that just gives you time to enjoy and appreciate their coffee making skills.
KAF is open Monday -Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm | @kafcoffee
Papercup on Great Western Road is known for its coffee (they have a roastery on Belmont Lane) as well as their excellent brunches. Focussing on ethical and sustainable ingredients such as organic meats and fresh farm eggs, Papercup is always packed. They serve up breakfast rolls, eggs, French toast, chia pudding made with almond milk and served with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, mint & honey and a great selection of cakes and baked goods. Its got a great atmosphere and super friendly staff so its definitely worth checking out.
Papercup serves brunch Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 6pm and 9am - 5.30pm at the weekend.