Looking for a freshly handmade buttery croissant or a gooey in the middle pain au chocolat? We have the perfect list of the best bakeries and cafés in Glasgow to taste the finest artisan patisserie in the city.
These bakeries have a wide variety of sweet treats, savoury pastries and artisanal bread. If you are vegan or searching for gluten-free options, don’t worry, because these cafés have delicious options to suit all wants and needs, allowing you to feel like you’re Paris without leaving Glasgow!
497 Great Western Road
Cottonrake is one of the prime Bakeries in Glasgow, serving up some of the highest standard pastries and baked goods in the city. Find this local bakery in Glasgow’s West End neighbourhood and taste its exquisite cakes, savouries, and bread choices. Cottonrake also offers a wide variety of delicious French patisserie and British home baking; what is not to enjoy from this sweet haven? The bakery is also gluten-free friendly, and the local’s favourite on the menu is the chocolate cake with an intense chocolaty flavour and moist texture, simply delicious.
My Home Bakery
59 Hyndland Street & 8 Kildrostan Street
This local bakery produces mouth-watering vegetarian and vegan baking with many “cruelty-free” options and features the original flare of a traditional bakery. My home bakery is one of the first choices for Glasgow’s West Enders when it comes to freshly baked bread, cakes and savouries. The speciality of this bakery is its volcano cake, a moist, glaze covered cake with an explosion of chocolate when opened. The good news is that there is a vegan version of this sumptuous gateau!
27 Old Dumbarton Road
The doughnuts offered at this local business are probably one of the best that you will get your hands on in Glasgow. All the products are made from scratch, starting at 2 AM, the bakers whip up their own fresh, handcrafted brioche doughnuts to locals. A combination of traditional and modern techniques combined with homemade custards, ganaches and glazes create the most sumptuous doughnuts in the city. Indulge yourself with one of its three types of delicious doughnuts, including the fluffy brioche, cakey ‘’old fashioned”, or delightful Vegan rings.
The Hidden Lane Tearoom
1103 Argyle Street
The Hidden Lane tearoom, officially known as Argyle Court, is a lovely location to enjoy an afternoon tea with friends. Its decoration is inspired by traditional tea rooms with a modern touch, creating this unique spot. The menu on this hidden gem includes pancakes for breakfast, homemade soups, sandwiches and salads for lunch, and classic cakes like the traditional Victoria Sponge. Try its wide variety of tea with up to 30 different types to taste!
Seb & Mili
St Vicent Street and Argyle Street, Finnieston
Artisanal bakers who lovingly and delicately create exquisite food presented on both Brunch and Lunch menus. Taste their delicious sandwiches and pastries made from scratch, even the sauces on the sandwiches! Seb & Milli bakers even supply produce to 90 of the finest restaurants, cafés and bars around Glasgow. Order a warm coffee accompanied by an indulgent pastry and savour one of the most delicious bakeries in the city.
Riverhill Coffee Bar
24 Gordon Street
Riverhill is the perfect coffee bar to enjoy a delicious brunch or a quick snack in the city centre. This charming café will surprise you with its flavourful food and first-class coffee supplied by local coffee roasters. Its menu includes classic cakes, filling sandwiches, fresh salads and savoury pastries creating the ideal spot for foodies with a central location!
Tapa Coffee & Bakehouse
21 Whitehill Street
Tapa is without a doubt, the ultimate location to bag yourself one of the best coffees in Glasgow. Their coffee is delicately produced with roasted grains by hand in small batches. Its roasting method has different fragrant and inviting types of coffee accompanied by some tasty and savoury pastry options. Taste its organic bread with a wide range of types to choose from, like Rye Baton, Malted Pumpkin Seed or Spelt with quinoa. Vegan options are also available in Tapa Coffee!
15 John Street
Greek yoghurt with crunchy granola, The Smash Bagel with veggie haggis, Nudja Croque with melted cheese, Millionaire’s Shortbread. These are just some of the delicacies that you can try at Singl-End. Immerse yourself in the welcoming atmosphere of this cosmopolitan café with the scent of freshly made bread and a vintage décor. The menu at Singl-End will bring to your plate the best products of each season. Find its large selection of artisan cakes and loaves of bread served with fresh juice, smoothies or cocktails. Singl-End welcomes everyone as gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options are available in this lively café.