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Cafe Wander

#143 of 1,995 Places to Eat in Glasgow
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Cafe, British, Scottish
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The Basement | 110a West George St, Glasgow G2 1QJ, Scotland
+44 141 353 3968
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Today
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
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Maybole, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here a few times before and always use it for breakfast if I am in Glasgow. The coffee is really good and their freshly squeezed orange juice is amazing. I had a full breakfast today and cannot fault it. Service is warm and unhurried. Their toilets are clean and tidy so I really cannot fault it (city... More 

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Thank MayboleAl
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this cafe on Tripadvisor and we where very happy about it. Awesome coffee, awesome juices, awesome breakfast, especially the French Toast! Way better option than hotel or chain food. Best of all friendly polite people. You won't be disappointed!!!

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Thank Cossie777
Derby, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its surprisingly difficult to get a decent breakfast in Glasgow, however this place does a very good job of it, friendly, clean and quick, just keep your eyes open as its below ground level and can be easily bypassed.

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Thank Galair
Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a coffee and some toast and bacon , hot and tasty. Would recommend. The staff were pleasant and helpful

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Thank margaretPerthshire
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this wee basement cafe based on other reviews and was not disappointed. Friendly, cheery and helpful staff. The full breakfast was excellent and the coffee in particular was delicious. A nice, relaxed atmosphere and I didn't feel hurried at all, despite being breakfast rush. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Thank Peter M
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this cafe with four friends. I drank some great coffee in a nice atmosphere. All fits together there and the furnishing is modern. Also great stuff which gave us pen and paper when we asked to. They also sell their decoration (some paintings...)

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Thank Je9a
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a late breakfast or just a cupa. Pleasant staff with quick service. Food was served freshly prepared and piping hot. Excellent all round.

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Thank Gary M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited as a group of six for breakfast and we had a very tasty and well presented meal. The choice is very good and we all enjoyed our breakfast very much. Good service and good coffee / tea.

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Thank Ken S
Palm Harbor, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We wandered by Cafe Wander during our stay and Glasgow and decided to give it a shot. We love trying local restaurants in any cities we travel to and we're not disappointed with this gem. Our breakfast was delicious, the service was quick and friendly and the prices were reasonable. Will definitely look into goon again the next time we... More 

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Thank beraylva
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Wander was a really cute hidden away spot with good coffee. Met up with a couple of friends and spent a couple of hours just sitting and chatting. The staff were very friendly and will happily go back 😊

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$5 - $13
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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

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