Performing Arts venue with cafe. Kitchen became fully vegan April 2022. Open Mon-Fri 17:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-21:00.

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14 Reviews

First Review by falafffel


Points +908

13 Nov 2023


I’ve been here several times and enjoyed everything I’ve had. It’s a relaxed and friendly space. The prices are reasonable. One of my favourites in glasgow.



Points +34

30 Sep 2023


Nice wee vibey place, kinda studenty

Pros: Authentic pizzas, Cheapish, Fully vegan

Cons: Not alot of tables so book to not be disappointed


Points +3898

07 Sep 2023

Chilled meal

I didn't really feel like a burger or pizza so got the cheesy aubergine, and some chips and cheese to fill me up, and a beer. I do prefer their brunch menu dishes as there’s a bit more variety for my tastes, but was here this time for a weeknight dinner.
They didn't have the desserts from the menu available, but they did have several cakes, so my companion got a brownie and they were able to provide ice cream and sauce with it. Service was great. Gave it an aspirational 5 stars, next time I'm going for lunch!


Points +2146

08 Jun 2023

Cool vibes good food

The food was excellent and the staff very helpful! I'll try to check out the music venue next time!


Points +614

20 May 2023

A cosy and creative setting for a good feed

First time eating here and it was the perfect way to end a 2 day camping trip, we had the breakfast focaccia and the mushroom ramen.
I highly recommend both options, the focaccia was incredible combined with the vegan cheese and mushrooms and the soup the ramen came in was so flavourful and warming.
We will definitely be back for food and events now that we have discovered this wonderful space!

Pros: Accessible , Friendly and welcoming service , Storage for bags!


Points +332

31 Jan 2023


The food here is really great and the atmosphere is always lovely. It can feel a bit cramped depending where you are sitting though.


Points +14

03 Jan 2023

Glad all over

All vegan now! Just about everything is right about this place, go visit.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-03

Pros: Top coffee, Good food, Coolest bands


Points +37

30 Sep 2020

Serves meat - totally disappointing

Used to be such a nice place to eat but the kitchen has been taken over by the venue themselves (used to host veggie/vegan pop-ups) and has unfortunately started selling meat. Few vegan options left.

Cons: Few vegan/veggie options, Serves meat


27 Jul 2022

Now fully vegan as of April 2022 so the meat will no longer be an issue!


Points +2369

27 Apr 2020

Nice vibe

Went in for a few pints, food and snack menu looked good. Will have to go back fir food as it was a really good atmosphere.


Points +28

21 Feb 2020

Delighted to see this place now veg and vegan

I enjoyed a girlie lunch here. Dog friendly.

Pros: Interesting dishes and ingredients , Music gig venue attached. , Vintage clothes shop next door

Cons: Xx


Points +40

11 Jan 2020

Lunch review

There are a few vegan options here, amongst the abundance of eggs! The full breakfast is good, but I decided to try the fried tofu/black pepper sauce baguette this time. Disappointing. I think the flavour and saltiness would be overpowering for most people - so heavy on the sauce that it felt like a chore to eat. I’ve felt this a few times here, with both the lunch and evening menu. The seaweed fries are always a treat though! And the service is guaranteed to be friendly and laidback while still efficient.

A few more vegan cake options would be a great addition, and an easy adjustment to make.

Pros: Pleasant atmosphere. , Enough vegan options for mains., Good service.

Cons: Not enough vegan sweet options. , Some overpowering dishes.


Points +31451

24 Aug 2019

Great timing

Always bars to judge a book by its cover.
The Hug & Pint are presently doing the evening menu at Glad.
Love the Korean slant on food so hard to go wrong.
It's an odd one as the food changes all the time an the lunchtime menu is really egg central, but veggie. Night time as this present moment is 100% vegan. Yum.

Pros: Tasty


Points +1024

19 Mar 2019

Artsy space with vegan options

Interesting space with vegan options. Also a bar and has live events. Nice to have somewhere like this in the Shawlands area.


Points +3108

01 Mar 2019

Nice food, but cakes are too sweet

I really like the atmosphere at the Glad cafe and the kimchi pancakes tasted really nice (and were not too expensive given the portion size).

I also had some coffee and cake and the coffee was just of a very average quality and the cake was overly sweet and filling.

Pros: Nice food, Host for interesting concerts / events

Cons: Not so nice coffee and cake

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