Food Review: Millbrae Hill Cafe, 39 Milbrae Road, Glasgow

We found our thrill in Millbrae hill

Millbrae hill cafe recently opened in the Battlefield/Langside area in the Southside of Glasgow and has settled in to become a firm favourite of locals quickly (it used to be 1901 cafe).

Inside the decor is muted with colour from the seating and some pieces of artwork.Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

I loved the spider-like lighting, part-hipster, part…well, there’s light needed here!Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

Click link to jump to section

Menu

The brunch menu runs until 12 weekdays but is available all-day Saturday and Sunday.  As well as the cooked breakfast there is also French toast, poached egg & avocado on tiger bread and salmon with cream cheese bagel.
Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

The lunch menu had soup of the day (lentil on our visit) and a selection of baked potatoes, paninis, sandwiches and more. Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow
Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

Food

We decided on a couple of flat whites to (attempt to) wake us up. Made using Glasgow roasters Thomson’s St Vincent blend.  A mild blend which needs no sugar at all. A creamy, good all-round coffee.
Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

Mr Foodie ordered macaroni and cheese with bacon and garlic bread (£6.95) from the lunch menu, while I picked French toast with bacon and maple syrup (£5.50) from the brunch selection.

Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow Crispy bacon on top of fluffy, eggy bread with just enough syrup for that sugar rush but not too much to drown the bread.  Thumbs up from me.
Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

Mr Foodie’s macaroni was a deceptively filling portion of cheesy pasta topped with melted cheddar, ample bacon pieces and two tasty slices of garlic bread.
Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

We were stuffed, but those cakes were calling out…

Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

Gluten free sponge cake

A good range of sponge cakes (there was more on top), scones, flapjacks, lemon drizzle, rocky road, millionaire shortbread etc. and tablet to take-away.

Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

So we had to try, purely for research purposes.

A fruit scone and a huge slice of Victoria sponge were ordered.  The sponge was moist with the jam filling soaking into the sponge.  Made on site these cakes were 👌 though we could barely eat them after our filling mains so took them up the road…
Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

Millbrae hill cafe battlefield Southside glasgow

Toilets were inspected, clean and tidy with baby changing facilities. Just watch your step going in. Wi-fi is available and worked well. Service was friendly and the cafe was very busy with a mixed turnover of lunches and those in for coffee and cake.  It’s only been open a few weeks but it already has a definite community feel.  Worthy of a visit!

TL:DR

+ Filling food
+ Tasty local coffee
+Homemade cakes!
+friendly service

– Watch out for the step at the toilet!

Location:

Millbrae Hill Cafe, 39 Millbrae Rd, Glasgow, G42 9UA
Buses: Firstbus 34, 89 and 90 and Glasgow Citybus 374 stop at the Battlefield monument (1 min walk). The 5 and 6 stop a bit further away on Battlefield Rd (5 min walk).
Train: nearest station is Mount Florida (<10 min walk)

Contact:

Facebook
Telephone: 0141 649 7557

Leave a Reply

Instagram

14   93
27   164
2   109
36   172

Follow on Instagram

%d bloggers like this: