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Cafe Wander

#120 of 1,986 Places to Eat in Glasgow
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The Basement | 110a West George St, Glasgow G2 1QJ, Scotland
+44 141 353 3968
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7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 64
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  • 23
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  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best place to chill out with a great coffee

Cafe Wander is definitely my favourite cafe in Glasgow with delicious coffee, friendly staff and a chill atmosphere. If you haven't been there yet, I can only recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Usually pop in here for breakfast while on visits to Glasgow. This time it was not as good as it had been. We arrived after 11 am intending to have a coffee and scone. Not many people in but took a few minutes to be greeted with "have you decided what your having" in a not too endearing way. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Cafe Wander is definitely my favourite cafe in Glasgow with delicious coffee, friendly staff and a chill atmosphere. If you haven't been there yet, I can only recommend!

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Scotland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a long day on the road due to work commitments and did not want to do it on a empty stomach, and as I had to be in Glasgow first I decided to give Cafe Wander a chance. Great full Scottish breakfast to start the day made fresh and eggs made to your taste (poached, fried, scrambled etc.....) and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Was first in Cafe Wander a few years ago when I was visiting Glasgow on a course. Ended up going there every day for a week as the food was so tasty, fresh and simple. Two years later, I am now back in Glasgow and was hoping for the same experience. I wasn't disappointed. It is still the same fantastic... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were looking for a breakfast away from the standard fare offered in the hotels and found this great little basement place. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was great - plenty of choice to satisfy our appetites. We have the French toast, bacon and maple syrup and the double filled rolls with sausage and egg all... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Was looking for somewhere to eat breakfast in Glasgow and stumbled across this little gem. Couldn't fault it.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After many months of frequenting Greggs Bakery in Glasgow I stumbled on this little gem 100 yards from my office. You really can't go wrong with the grub here. Food is freshly made from the kitchen and the place is nice and clean. Do yourself a favour skip the fast food joints and pop in here for some delicious lunch... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was my second visit with the first visit being excellent. Despite arriving before 11.30 we were told that we could not have the breakfast as it was a change over period. We went somewhere else as apparently time is more important than customers or money at Cafe Wander. Won't be back.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really helpful with my dietary requirements and the food was delicious. We all enjoyed it, and realy nice staff and atmosphere. Not first visit and won't be my last! xx

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Our hotel was across the street, we decided to breakfast there on our first day in Glasgow. It was a perfect little cafe, nice staff, good basic but well prepared food and a cozy ambience. We ended up breakfasting there several days. It's the kind of place where you can count on a pleasant experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Basement | 110a West George St, Glasgow G2 1QJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 353 3968

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?