Saramago Cafe Bar Glasgow

Image by Lisa La Marra

Saramago Cafe Bar – Art, food and fairy lights

Hidden between two ordinary buildings, halfway through the one and only Sauchiehall Street, there is a spot which I really love to visit from time to time: the Saramago Cafe Bar at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA).

Technically, the CCA is the main reason why artists, students and art lovers gather here- and I really recommend a tour of the exhibitions- but I would like to suggest making some extra time to visit this very special cafe. Here, a cluster of wooden tables and comfy cushioned chairs takes up most of the ground floor of the building. The beautiful glass roof, decorated with colourful fairy lights, guarantees a cosy lighting both during the day and at night. 

The kitchen offers many different veggie options, serving all kinds of starters, sandwiches and mains (the artichoke, roast pepper, pea and porcini mushroom paella is amazing). The bread is home-baked and a wide range of cakes is freshly made every morning. Trust me, you could never have enough. But, in case you’re more of a cocktail person, ask the bartender for a spicy Bloody Mary or a delicate White Peach Bellini and enjoy it on the terrace!

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Details about this spot



350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Thu 10:00 - 00:00, Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00, Sun 12:00 - 00:00


Veggie haggis: £ 9.50


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