16 of the best independent coffee shops in Glasgow

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We rounded up some of the local favourite independent coffee shops.

Glasgow has countless coffee shops, big and small, and sometimes it can be hard to see past the red cups.

We have rounded up our favourite independently run coffee shops that do a great cup of coffee.

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This local favourite offers an extensive menu of nutritious food and drinks with locally sourced produce.

Gordon Street

This small batch coffee roaster has a great shop for takeaway and sit-in. They also do delivery of their coffee right to your front door.


This all-vegan coffee shop is located in Merchant City, and focuses on providing fresh and organic food and drink, as well as biodegradable packaging.


This establishment prides itself on delivering great cakes and bagels, as well as roasting their own beans. The coffee is amazing.

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Us VS Them

Not only do they make a mean cup of coffee but they also offer coffee machine fixing services.

Laboratorio Espresso

This is one of the highest rated coffee shops in Glasgow. A fan favourite among many locals with extensive menu of coffee based options.

Willow Grove

This establishment has two locations in Glasgow and prides itself on delivering great coffee in a non-traditional way. They use multiple local roasters so there is something for everyone.


With two stores in Glasgow, we can see how this would be a fan favourite. They offer great food, including a fab brunch, with fantastic locally sourced coffee.

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The Steamie

This local roaster offers a range of delicious coffees to buy and takeaway. As well as a cosy location to sit and enjoy specially made drinks.

Where the Monkey Sleeps

Located on Argyle Street this place offers great service, and uses coffee from local roasters Dear Green Coffee, as well as a great music playlist.

Dear Green Coffee Roasters

This company prides themselves on being a community based and ethically sourced product. Offering subscriptions, free delivery and specialised kit so you can experience the coffee exactly like they make it.

Perch & Rest Coffee

Not only is it possibly the most aesthetically pleasing location, but they also offer a huge range of locally roasted beans as well as specialised kit from around the world.

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Cafe Strange Brew

This dog friendly cafe offers an array of different coffees, with flavours to suit everyone’s fancy. As well as, a stunning menu of sweet and savoury treats.

Andina Coffee

This company has brought a taste of Colombia since 2017, and is a fan favourite. They offer a great rang of affordable delicious bags of coffee, and currently have a sale on.


Sprigg offers takeaway of fresh and healthy food as well as a range of great tasting coffee. They also do delivery!

Absolute Roasters

This independent cafe is known for offering great tasting coffee, food and bake goods. As well as leading the way on the Scottish Cold Brew scene.

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