Best Coffee Shops in Glasgow

The owners of these coffee shops have definitely read the comprehensive reviews of semi automatic espresso machines. You can tell by how awesome their coffees taste! If you ever have the chance to roam around the beautiful city of Glasgow, I suggest you take time to visit these renowned coffee shops.

 

Tinderbox

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Where: Tinderbox,  Merchant City, Glasgow

This family-owned shop has three locations throughout the city, and all their shops are Instagram-worthy. Their coffee tastes fantastic, and the service is excellent too. Visiting this coffee shop won’t disappoint.

Artisan Roast

Where: Artisan Roast, 15-17 Gibson Street, Glasgow

Artisan Roast is the coffee shop for coffee enthusiasts who just can’t get enough of coffee beans. Their coffee comes directly from farmers, which is why their coffee tastes fresh and smells fragrant all the time.

Papercup

Where: Papercup, 603 Great Western Road, Glasgow

This is the shop that will make you thank the heavens for excellent coffee. They have a variety of sandwiches and baked goods that go well with their coffees, and they even have omelets! Customers even purchase bags of coffee beans to take home so you can make your own best-tasting coffee. Plus, if you’re interested in the roasting process, they offer training sessions too.

Offshore

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Where: Offshore Café, 3-5 Gibson Street, Glasgow

The list of coffee shops in Glasgow won’t be complete without Offshore. This bohemian coffee shop is spacious and relaxing. It’s the favorite coffee shop of students who pretend to be studying. Well, some students really do study, but the place is famous because it’s a laid-back spot ideal for enjoying a warm cup of coffee.

Jelly Hill

Where: Jelly Hill, 195 Hyndland Road, Glasgow

If you love jelly beans and coffee, this is the place you should visit. The ambiance will make you appreciate nature. Plus, it has a huge bowl of jelly beans placed on the counter, and any customer can just grab those for free on their way out. And of course, they serve delicious coffee too. It’s one cozy café that will satisfy your coffee-loving heart.

McCune Smith

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Where: McCune Smith, 5 Duke Street, Glasgow

Named after Dr. James McCune Smith who is the first African-American to hold a degree in medicine, this coffee shop has an amazing history. Combine that with their glorious-tasting coffee, and you won’t be able to leave the coffee shop immediately. It also offers delectable sandwiches and tarts to make you enjoy your cup of joe even more.

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4 of the Best Places to Visit in Scotland

Thinking of how you can make the most of 4 days in Scotland? Not an easy task considering the wealth of possibilities to choose from. But you have to start somewhere right? So here are a few ideas on the best places to visit and some of the must-see sights that should be on your list.

1. Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh)
Edinburgh Castle
The Edinburgh Castle is not just one of the most popular landmarks not just in the city of Edinburgh but also in the country. The historic fortress looks imposing and awe-inspiring as it sits on top of Castle Rock offering a breathtaking view of the city. Some of the castle’s top attractions include the Crown Jewels, National War Museum of Scotland, and the Stone of Destiny among others.

2. Glenfinnan
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The small village of Glenfinnan is best known for at least two things — the historic Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Monument and the Glenfinnan viaduct with the famous Jacobite steam engine that runs through it as well as the stunning scenery surrounding it.

3. Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
Highland Folk Museum
Britain’s first open-air museum is a must-see for anyone who wants to learn more about how the Highland peoples lived during the 1700s to the 1960s. Educational and experiential, a visit to the Highland Folk Museum is much like being transported back in time.

4. The Isle of Skye
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The place the Vikings referred to as Cloud Island is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Scotland. History buffs will find plenty of attractions including the clan castles of the Clan MacDonald and Clan MacLeod. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find awe-inspiring wildlife, nature areas, and other natural sights.

The Best Free Things To Do in Glasgow

Many of the best things in life are free. If you are visiting in Glasgow, you will find that there is a treasure trove of interesting places you can explore for cheap or at no cost to you. Here we give you some of the top things to do for free in the city. Enjoy!

  • Take a free guided tour of the Glasgow Cathedral and wander around the Necropolis
  • Head out to the University of Glasgow campus and visit the Hunterian Museum
  • Learn about Glasgow’s history and culture at the People’s Palace in Glasgow Green, wander at its grounds, and visit the Winter Gardens conservatory
  • Explore the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and see its extensive collection of works including Scottish art as well as archaelogical and cultural treasures, ancient Egyptian artifacts, and other artworks from around the world.
  • Meander at the Kelvingrove Park or find a great spot to sit, relax, and take in the scenery
  • Climb the Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture or The Lighthouse’s spiral staircase and enjoy a panoramic view of the city
  • Take a walk to the Glasgow School of Art to marvel at the Scottish architect Charles Rennie Macintosh’s masterpiece
  • See the contemporary art exhibits at the Gallery of Modern Art
  • Unleash your inner pirate in the Tall Ship at the Riverside museum
  • Take a look at the collection of vintage vehicles, trams, and more at the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
  • See the monuments and statues at George Square
  • Connect with nature at the Botanic Gardens
  • Discover different plants from around the world at the Kibble Palace
  • Take a stroll to enjoy the nature scenery at the Pollok Country Park
  • Visit the Burrell Collection at the Pollok Country Park and see the museum’s collection of interesting artworks and artifacts
  • Visit the Blochairn flea market and see the various items for sale
  • Follow the City Centre Mural Trail and discover some of the city’s fascinating street art
  • Pack up some snacks or lunch and pick a spot for a picnic at Glasgow Green, Kelvingrove Park, Pollok Country Park, Queen’s Park, or Rottenrow Gardens