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The Brooklyn Cafe

21-23 Minard Road | Shawlands, Glasgow G41 2HR, Scotland
+44 141 632 3427
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pulled pork” (35 reviews)
“ribs” (22 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21-23 Minard Road | Shawlands, Glasgow G41 2HR, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was fantastic, I had a wonderful server called Michael and the whole staff were incredibly friendly and polite. The food was marvellous and the whole cafe had an inviting atmosphere.

1  Thank justwalkingalong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience at Brooklyn cafe. The buffalo combo was particularly good and a really big serving. Waitress called Michael was friendly and attentive. Fully recommend.

1  Thank eilidhlinton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a late breakfast with my girlfriend on a cold Glasgow morning. I had the big Brooklyn and my GF had the all day breakfast. Both were lovely. I can honestly say I didn’t want it to end ! Friendly staff and the...More

1  Thank cliffdevine
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

First visit. Really nice place, especially exposed stonework. Excellent service - friendly and efficient. Enjoyed coffee and bacon rolls, but not likely to go back because it is so pricey. £2.90 for a medium size coffee is a bit much in a local cafe. I...More

Thank iMunros
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Quick brunch on a cold November day. Super friendly service and tasty hot rolls - served all day it seems. Lovely coffee and a very pleasant visit.

1  Thank jimglas01
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Fantastic venue and staff. Food was amazing. Absolutely stuffed. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. First time here and will definitely visit again.

1  Thank HayleyAD83
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely time at BC after our Santa dash earlier that morning and feasted on delicious starter bites followed by generous breakfast dishes and a yummy ice cream sundae. Excellent portion sizes matched by top quality produce. Thanks to our lovely waitress Iona...More

1  Thank Claire T
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The portions are large, the food is good, the ribs are delicious and a good size, they have eating challenges.

1  Thank Steven R
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Visited the Brooklyn cafe last night for an eagerly awaited Christmas Night Out. I had a Fillet steak which was perfectly cooked to my liking, My friends had Ribs and Sea Bass which again were delicious and well presented. The service was exceptional, nothing was...More

1  Thank neil m
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Can’t recommend highly enough. Food was amazing. Portions were HUGE! Staff friendly & efficient. Great atmosphere.

1  Thank Wanda M
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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
20 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
26 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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