Food Review: Cafe 13, Govan, Glasgow

Cafe 13 Govan mac n cheese toastie glasgow Foodie

Unexpectedly tasty but not unlucky!

After taking part in the Shearer Candles Doors Open Day Factory Tour, it was time for some food. So Mama C and myself ventured across Govan Cross to somewhere I’d never noticed before, Cafe 13, which is ideally placed for anyone coming from further away as it’s across the road from Govan bus and underground stations.

Cafe 13 Govan glasgow

It looks hipsterish from the outside and inside it has an eclectic mix of styles.  I quite liked their mix of shabby chic and hipster i.e. mixed tables and chairs with bare lightbulbs.


Cafe 13 Govan menu glasgow food

Cafe 13 Govan menu glasgow food

These weekday specials were also listed on the window.

Cafe 13 Govan glasgow food

We were after something lighter than a big lunch. No one told us what the soup was but they have a limited toastie selection so we picked the mac ‘n’ cheese toastie and a cheese and tomato toastie with two teas. The order came out fairly quickly but look at size of that! It was going to be a big lunch after all! 😍

Cafe 13 Govan mac n cheese toastie glasgow Foodie

Two thick slices of crispy cheesy bread filled with mac ‘n’ cheese and served with a spicy mayo dip.

Cafe 13 Govan glasgow food

The bread was crispy and the mac ‘n’ cheese was quite simply cheesy – will have to try their mac ‘n’ cheese on its own next time!   Mama C was too quick for me to a photo, that toastie was off! It looked good and how quickly it disappeared meant it must’ve been! 👍  Good strong tea as well.

We didn’t have time to delve into the cake selection sadly so another visit is needed! Toilets were tidy and clean. Not sure why it’s called Cafe 13 but Govan is on the up!

Cafe 13 Govan glasgow food


+ Great addition to Govan
+ Tasty toasties
+ Clean toilets
+ Excellent location

– Could do with more sandwich options
– Not told what the soup of the day was


Cafe 13, 794 Govan Road, G51 2YL – just across from the subway/bus station.

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