By Caroline Armour
Whether you’re pulling an all-nighter to finish an essay or you want to catch up with friends but you don’t fancy going to the pub, there’s always the option of Glasgow’s many cafes open late. Here’s our top 10:
Food. Coffee. Internet. They do what they say on the tin, with a tasty looking menu including a great range of food made fresh in the morning and their own coffee blend. If any caffeine addicts have been looking for somewhere to buy coffee at 4am, this is the place for you.
315 Sauchiehall Street: Mon-Thu 7am – 12am, Fri-Sat 7am – 4am, Sun 8am – 12am
223 Great Western Road: Mon-Sun 8.30am – 11pm
250 Woodlands Road: Mon-Sun 8.30am – 10.30pm
2. Artisan Roast
Tucked away on one of Glasgow’s coolest streets is Artisan Roast Café and Roastery. The roastery takes up a quarter of downstairs and is the heart of the operation, roasting fine coffees from around the world.
15-17 Gibson St, Glasgow G12 8NU, Mon-Fri 8am-7.30pm, Sat 9am-7.30pm, Sun 9am-6.30pm
There are over 40 types of hand blended teas to choose from, as well as a counter full of cupcakes. Cup is an absolute nightmare for indecisive visitors, but rest assured, the staff know their stuff.
Tea Lounge, 71 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LP, Mon-Wed 9am – 6pm, Thu 9am – 9pm, Fri-Sat 9am – 12am
Tea Room, 311 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8UQ, Mon-Sun 9am – 6pm
4. Cafe Tibo
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks – you could spend all day at Tibo. What’s more, you can kick back in the dreamily lit, chilled-out atmosphere and listen to some great live music at the open mic night during the week.
443 Duke Street G31 1RY, Mon-Sun 10am – 11pm
Beanscene is all about the music and the coffee. They have live music acts on from time to time, which means if you’re lucky you can get something a little different from your evening’s coffee.
40-42 Woodlands Road, Woodlands Mon-Sat 8am – 10pm, Sun 9am – 10pm
1365 Argyle St, Kelvingrove Mon-Fri 8am – 9.30pm, Sat 8am – 9pm, Sun 9am – 9pm
If you’ve been to Nardinis before, it’s probably because of their ice cream. As good as it is, they also have a whole range of other foods and drinks so keep you occupied in the evening. Also, their corner windows are the perfect spot for people watching – an evening well spent.
215 Byres Road Mon-Sun 9am – 9pm
7. Offshore Coffee
Right by the river and teamed with massive windows, Offshore is a great cafe to sit and ponder such deep thoughts such as the meaning of life, the scale of the universe and what to have for lunch.
3-5 Gibson Street G12 8NU Mon-Fri 8am – 9pm, Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
8. The Tea Rooms
For a pretty, ye olde worlde cup of tea, this is the place. There are kitsch cups and saucers galore for those who like to admire china when having tea for two. There’s quite the range of homemade cakes and lunches too if it all proves too tempting to stop at a cup of tea.
151 Bath Street G2 4SQ Mon-Sat 8.30am – 8pm, Sun 10am – 8pm
9. Cafe Gandolfi
Not quite tea and a toastie fare, but for anyone wanting to treat themselves it’s ideal. There is also some great Scottish produce if it’s keeping it local you look for in an eaterie.
64 Albion Street Glasgow Mon-Sun 9am – 11.30pm
10: Cafe Hula
A chilled out little cafe opposite the Theatre Royal with something on the menu for any notion. Whether you’re after peanut butter and banana on toast, a burger, deli sandwich or stew. They have all the usuals too if it’s just a caffeine fix that’s needed.
321 Hope Street Mon-Sat 8am – 8pm, Sun 11am – 6pm