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The Brooklyn Cafe

) #7 of 45 Dessert in Glasgow #446 of 2,067 Places to Eat in Glasgow $$ - $$$ Cafe, British,
21-23 Minard Road | Shawlands, Glasgow G41 2HR, Scotland
+44 141 632 3427
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pulled pork” (34 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
Cafe, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21-23 Minard Road | Shawlands, Glasgow G41 2HR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Resturant manager myself. On arrival was seated down by a bearded gentleman who then walks off being to concerned to give another table their payment bill. "When a customer is seated you are ment give them menues and not wait for them to ask for...More

1  Thank Dave S
Brooklyn1931, Manager at The Brooklyn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Dave, I just wanted to get in touch to apologise for your experience with us recently, I am the manager and was away on a weeks annual leave when you visited. I have my team and I trusted them to look after every customer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our visit today we enjoyed some great hot chocolate, some ice-cream, an empire biscuit and some lovely homemade, warm scones with even better home made jam (with some clotted cream) As well as the lovely food, the service was SPECTACULAR mainly because of our...More

Thank Ebony147
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be from these parts and this was always a favourite. It did arguably the best ' full Scottish breakfast ' of all time. However, it feels like it has changed hands and is nothing as good or welcoming. Staff are nothing as attentive...More

2  Thank Dellboy20
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Haven't visited in years, thankfully! Ordered the gluten free breakfast, after being impressed by the separate gf menu. Got a plate of lovely food, swimming in grease. My goodness it was horrendous. Then came the bill, over £20 for two breakfasts and a tea and...More

3  Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I had a relaxed late lunch at the Brooklyn Cafe yesterday with my husband. The food was lovely big portions and a nice variety of things on the menu. I had the chilli and ribs combo. I couldnt finish all of it, but made a...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Went as a group of 8 to do their hot wing challenge which you can read about in plenty of other reviews. It was absolutely insane, a good laugh and now every time I touch my eyes the sting as there must still be chilli...More

Thank Sy1441
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband have visited this cafe numerous times , and we are never disappointed, it's the best pulled pork that we have ever tasted , not to mention the chicken wings that we had as a starter , not only are the portions...More

Thank Elaine E
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Really disappointed with this place, expected top quality for the price of it. Was in at 8.30am just after opening and the guy that served us literally had stains all over his trousers and shirt, clothes wernt ironed and looked disgusting and grubby both back...More

2  Thank cgan697
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Visited today for breakfast and ordered salmon & scrambled eggs. Coffee was lovely, soft drinks fine & food was enjoyable, probably a bit expensive for what it was but nice enough. Unfortunately, I found a small bit of wire in the food whilst chewing. The...More

1  Thank KRG-27X
Brooklyn1931, Manager at The Brooklyn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hi Katie Rose, Thanks for your review, I am glad you have published it as this incident has not been brought to my attention and this is something I should have been made aware of. Both of these issues that have occurred are things that...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

I had a Greek salad. Simple enough, lettuce leaves, feta and olive. Yet the chef drowned the salad in a dressing. This was bad enough as the leaves were soaking and dripping of a dressing that wasn't plain olive oil or even a vinaigrette. It...More

1  Thank C-JMcE
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ashley g
Hello, I felt compelled to contact you after our visit to your café yesterday as what happened really bothered me for the rest of the day (and night!) Basically, myself with 3 other adults, 1 child and a baby were at our table chatting away and hadn’t noticed that my baby had picked up the drinks menu and was as baby’s do- eating it! I was then shocked when one of your staff members (could have actually been the manager) came up to my baby and snatched the menu out of his mouth and said “these are for other customers”. I immediately apologised but then for the rest of our meal I couldn’t enjoy myself. Why would he snatch something out of a 9 month old babies hand/mouth and in such a violent manner. He could of very easily said to me “would you mind not letting him do that” which of course I would have done but I just felt it was totally unnecessary and I felt completely awkward for the rest of our lunch! I’ve honestly never experienced anything like it and he has totally put me off coming back in again with my baby as apparently you are not child friendly!
15 May 2017|
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Response from Brooklyn1931 | Property representative |
Hi AshleyG Thanks for letting us know about this incident. I am the Manager and running a basic time line from when this was posted I have presumed this happened on Sunday 14th May. I was off over the weekend and so far... More
21 November 2016|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
Been going to this cafe for years and never found any of the staff like this. In fact just the opposite, always willing to help and very apologetic if any mistakes have been made. We all have off days, maybe you were unlucky... More
Thomas H
27 July 2016|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I had a lovely experience and had no reason to speak to the manager as we were there as customers and had a great service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-23 Minard Road | Shawlands, Glasgow G41 2HR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 632 3427
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Open since 1931, The Brooklyn Café has served its fair share of customers. With an American/Italian menu in the restaurant patrons can choose from plenty of classics from a freshly rolled pizza to full rack of babyback ribs and everything in between!Leaving with a smile on your face is a safe bet though as the homemade Ice-Cream has been a massive hit and is made daily on site. With more experience than most of the the surrounding eateries put together the Brooklyn café know how to keep everyone happy.
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