9 unbeatable places for brunch in Glasgow

Whether you’re an eggs benedict devotee or in the mood for something more exotic, Glasgow’s got you covered when it comes to the ritual of weekend brunch.

Published 8th Feb 2017
Updated 8 th Aug 2023


Nasi Goreng, the national dish of Indonesia, is a firm favourite at the Stravaigin breakfast table, topped with bacon, king prawns and a poached egg.

That's just one of the delectable dishes on the weekend brunch rundown. Eggs benedict with chilli hollandaise is another unique and popular option.

Visit: 28 Gibson Street, G12 8NX

Coia's Cafe

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A Glasgow institution, Coia's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner - and that’s before you get to the chip shop or the deli.

But if it’s brunch you're after, you can order from the breakfast here until 3pm after a well deserved long lie.

Eggs benedict and smoked haddock deserve a special mention, as well as 'eggs in purgatory' - two of them, poached in Napoli sauce and served with Italian bread.

Visit: 473 Duke Street, G31 1RD

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Hutchesons take the humble breakfast egg and gives it an array of wonderful make overs.

Chilli and avocado served with a poached egg on sourdough toast is a highlight, as is Eggs Stornoway, consisting of poached egg, hollandaise sauce and Stornoway black pudding.

If you're celebrating a special event, you can pop a bottle (or two) and wash your brunch down with a bottle of prosecco.

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Visit: 158 Ingram Street, G1 1EJ


This 'go big or go home' American eatery has steadily grown in popularity since its opening and has recently branched out east in Edinburgh.

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes with a side of Snow Blizzard are a highlight, and you can top them with syrup, fruit, Nutella, bacon - or all of the above, if you're particularly peckish.

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Visit: 102 Dumbarton Road, G11 6NX / 1 Fenwick Road, G46 6AU / 144 Park Road, G4 9HB


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This trendy Partick establishment looks cool both outside and in, but there's more to Cafezique than just what meets the eye.

A menu that includes the likes of Eggs Sobrasada (it's a type of chorizo) and Eggs Orkney, with white crab meat suggests this popular spot is classier than your typical trendy joint.

Visit: 66 Hyndland Street, G11 5PT

The Bungo

Whether you're in the mood for French toast with no extras, or an all-out food adventure, this southside bar and kitchen has the goods.

For something a little out of the oridinary, try devilled eggs Mornay with chilli oil or the Lebanese breakfast, complete with chickpea ragout and harissa halloumi.

Visit: 17-21 Nithsdale Road, G41 2AL

The 13th Note

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This vegan hangout is as famous for its gigging credentials as its food. One look at the weekend brunch menu here and even the most devout meat eaters will be begging for a veggie chilli burrito.

If you're after something more traditional, try the full veggie breakfast.

Visit: 50-60 King Street, G1 5QT

Cafe Gandolfi

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Gandolfi breakfasts are legendary around these parts, pairing greasy spoon flavours with high quality produce and refined restaurant know how.

Set aside the excellent fry up options and you’re faced with a brunch dilemma - omelette with smoked salmon or eggs Hebridean with Stornoway black pudding? Perhaps eggs en cocotte or Aberdeen smoked haddock? Decisions, decisions.

Visit: 64 Albion Street, G1 1NY

Ubiquitious Chip

The Ubiquitous Chip’s brasserie brunch menu is designed with people who have eaten eggs benedict one too many times in mind.

Head along from 11am to 5pm at the weekend to try the likes of mussels and pork loin with pear and blue cheese.

Visit: 12 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ

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