I’ve said it before but when it comes to brunch, it’s absolutely no secret that I’m a pretty big fan. After doing a bit of digging for the best brunch in Glasgow (where we recently stayed for a long weekend), we came across Singl-end and what was a serious calling of delicious vegetarian and vegan meals and freshly baked loaves – all under one roof! Naturally, we wasted approximately zero minutes in heading to the Singl-end Garnethill. Before we knew it, we had a table for two ready to give us the energy we needed for our little explore around the city.
A local café and bakehouse
With branches in Merchant-City and Garnethill, Singl-end is a favourite for a pretty good reason. The latter finds itself cosied up among the old brick houses of Renfrew St (a stone’s throw from Kelvingrove Park), down a set of stairs and into the basement of what was once the Lyon print shop.
Aesthetically, Singl-end Garnethill has an exceptionally cool yet simple industrial interior. It sports glass-top tables filled with vintage stamps and postcards from back in the day (which were incredibly cute to read and reminded me of my own postcard collection). Not to mention the check tablecloths, sweets-filled jars, cook books. Nothing short of a friendly atmosphere oozing a “home away from home” feel.
Singl-end Garnethill menu
Singl-end is known for its delicious, healthy and fresh dishes with a quirky touch. But I’m very much only scratching the surface here. The food selection is varied and absolutely delightful with loads of vegan and gluten free options. Its menu consists of original breakfast dishes served all day (oh yeah, you read that right, ALL. DAY.). Add eggs of all shapes and sizes, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies and a rich variety of coffees… And we have the perfect place to grab some seriously delicious treats!
If this wasn’t convincing enough, their homemade breads are also available to buy or takeaway. This can only ever be a good thing, if you ask me! With flavours from nut and olive oil to sweet potato and almond, it took everything in me to not buy every single loaf in the bakery. Spoilt for choice? Indeed!
Having devoured the menu with our eyes, we both tucked into some incredibly tasty Singl-end eggs florentine. These came with two poached eggs on a stack of roast sweet potato, spinach and red onions. There was also avocado, cashews and tarragon “hollandaise” on top of a homemade toast of your choice. I went for sourdough while Sam chose the Super-nova super seeded! I can also attest to their delightful cappuccino, which was the cherry on top of a perfect brunch to start the day.
An environmentally friendly café
Another thing that impressed me endlessly was their consciousness about the environment. All single use products (or as they brilliantly call them, singl-use!) are plant based and biodegradable within 12 weeks. How awesome is that? Needless to say, I loved coming across Singl-end Garnethill on our little trip to Glasgow. Stopping by (even if it’s only for their out-of-this-world bread selection) is fully encouraged!
Have you been to Glasgow before? Do you have a favourite brunch place or restaurant in Glasgow that you think we should try? I’d love to discover more special places like this one. As always, if you loved our Singl-end review, please leave us a comment, pin some photos and show us some love on social media using the buttons below.
Singl-end Garnethill | 263 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6TT
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