Living in the Southside, I am absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to coffee. It seems like there’s always new cafes popping up, and I love discovering them all! I imagine there’s still some gems left for me to find, but you definitely can’t go wrong with any of these! They’re all dog friendly, and they make a mean coffee.
Here are 8 Glasgow Southside coffee shops worth a visit…
Market // Mount Florida
Owned by fellow blogger Kate La Vie and her husband, this place is any Instagrammer’s dream. With marble tables, hanging plants and a pink neon sign on the wall, you know you’ll leave with a good picture or two! They use the delicious Luckie Beans coffee, and they have a great selection of dairy free milks to go along with it. They also regularly have gluten free and vegan cakes, so it’s the perfect spot for anyone with dietary requirements!
Grain and Grind // Battlefield
Owned by the talented Southside Roasters, you know you’re going to get a good cup of coffee in here. This is one of my favourite places to take my laptop and get some work done. It’s one of the bigger cafes in the Southside, so you hopefully won’t struggle to get a seat! You’ll find an amazing selection of Kitty’s Donuts there every weekend, and they’ve got a great food menu on all week too!
It All Started Here // Shawlands
Just off of Pollokshaws Road, you’ll find this little gem. They change their coffee weekly which means you always get to try something new, and honestly it never disappoints! With good cakes and even better music, It All Started Here is another one worth visiting!
The Good Coffee Cartel // Kinning Park
An old garage converted into an amazing coffee spot, this place provides lots of interior inspiration. Everytime I go in, I can’t help but admire the exposed brick walls! I only discovered The Good Coffee Cartel a couple of months ago, but it’s very hard to beat! They roast their own coffee, which is incredible, and at £2 for an oat milk flat white it’s the most affordable I’ve found so far!
Short Long Black // Govanhill
Based on Victoria Road, Short Long Black is a great place to stop if you’re walking through Queens Park. The coffee is roasted locally by Thomson’s Coffee Roasters and is always served in gorgeous ceramic cups. They’re made by the incredibly talented Claire Henry Ceramics, and you can even buy a mug for yourself on the retail shelf. I eye them up every single time I go in!
Cornerstore Coffee Bar // Battlefield
Cornerstore opened a few months ago on busy Battlefield Road, and they’re got the best banana bread in town. Serving up toasties, baked eggs, muesli and more all for under £5 you’re bound to find something you like. As for the coffee, they have a signature blend that is roasted by The Gatehouse Coffee Roasters.
* Update * Cornerstore has unfortunately now closed, however Pena has taken over the premises and they’re serving up the same good coffee and toasties.
Mala Carne // Mount Florida
Mala Carne is a cosy little cafe on Cathcart road. You’ll find Dear Green coffee, lots of vegan cakes and fresh flowers on all the tables. It’s got a really nice, relaxed vibe so it’s a great place to take some time out. I’m yet to try their food menu which is 100% meat free, but I have a feeling it won’t disappoint either.
Toro Coffee // Shawlands
Last but not least, this trendy little cafe opened less than 2 weeks ago, but it’s already a firm favourite of mine. Whether you’re after a batch brew or a nice little flat white, they have you covered. There are also plenty of treats to enjoy with your coffee, whether it’s some toasted sourdough from Freedom Bakery or a delicious Toblerone brownie.
And that’s a wrap! 8 unique coffee shops that are all equally worth a visit. I’m desperate for a nice coffee after writing this up – I don’t think an instant one will cut it this morning!
Where is your favourite coffee spot? Have you been to any of the ones I’ve listed? Any you’d like to try? Let me know!
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