Right at the eastern entrance to Kelvingrove Park is the ‘An Clachan’ cafe. The name is Gaelic for village and the building is one that was used in reproduction of a Highland village in the park for the 1911 Scottish Exhibition of National History & Art. It’s a jolly little place and used by visitors to the park who want to sit in for breakfast, a light lunch or a take away coffee.
The breakfast menu is lovely with eggs done in every way known to humankind. The Eggs Benedict or Florentine are particularly good for a wee bit of luxury morning nibbles. You can go for the diet busting Scottish breakfast including my favourite, Stornoway black pudding!
The lunches are mainly home-made soups, sandwiches, spicy burritos and light tasty salads, made with very good quality free range and organic Scottish meats, cheeses and dairy products most of which is sourced locally. An afternoon tea is available, (£ 15 for 2 people, with dainty sandwiches and delicious cake. All the cakes are home made and vary from buttery crumbly scones to petite little macaroons.
The cafe is popular with young parents, as there is a playground next to it, where they meet with little ones for a mid morning chat and play.
The coffee is good quality and there are multitude of flavoured teas as well as freshly squeezed juices. Pop down for a spring sun seat outside, a coffee, cake and smile as the tree blossoms appear!