5 of the best places in Glasgow for Ice Cream

Best places for ice cream in Glasgow

5 of the Best Places in Glasgow for Ice Cream

Whether it sunny or dull a “pokey hat” will always bring a smile to a face.  Here are 5 of the best places in Glasgow for ice cream.   Let us know what your favourite place is for an ice cream cone below. 🍦

Queen’s cafe Glasgow foodie explorers best ice cream in Glasgow

1. Queens Cafe

A long family favourite. I’m sure my parents thought I loved walks to Queen’s Park but it was really an excuse to get an ice cream cone from here.  Suitably vintage and retro.

Queens Cafe( Ginesi’s Gelato ) 515-517 Victoria Road, Queen’s Park Glasgow G42 8BH

Loop and scoop best ice Cream in Glasgow
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2. Loop and Scoop

Relative newcomer to the scene, Loop and Scoop provide theatrical and delicious creations.  A big fave of Abs and her mum see their review here – https://www.foodieexplorers.co.uk/launch-of-loop-and-scoop/

Loop & Scoop 665 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8RE

Soave’s ice cream muirhead cafe best ice cream Glasgow

3. Soave’s

Mr Foodie’s favourite ice cream growing up is available to buy at various shops.  Their Scottish tablet flavour is suitably naughty.

Simply Greetings, 116 Main St, Baillieston, Glasgow G69 6AE

Caffe C, 106 Cumbernauld Road, Muirhead, G69 9AA (just outside of Glasgow)

The university cafe Glasgow best ice cream Glasgow

4. University Cafe

An institution, don’t be swayed by the deep-fried mars bar. Stick to a single or double nougat for taste of creamy ice cream.

The University Cafe 87 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5HN

Newlands cafe best ice cream in Glasgow
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5. Newlands Cafe

A gem of a place. Ice cream, sweeties and a proper traditional cafe.   Their vanilla ice cream is simply 😍.  Give their pistachio a try as well.

Newlands Cafe 262 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, G43 2XS


Best places for ice cream in Glasgow





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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