Spotlight on ……….Dennistoun, Glasgow

Spotlight dennistoun

Dennistoun glasgow

A  much ignored area of the city by many, Dennistoun is coming back to its once previous glory with some great cafes, artist studios and community vibe.

Dennistoun BBQ

585 Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 1PY

0141 237 7200

Opening times Tue–Sun noon–10pm. Closed Mon.
Check out our visit here.



620- 624 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 3BT

Telephone 0141 554 0523

Opening Times Mon–Sat 8.15am–10pm; Sun 10am–10pm.

Celinos Website

An institution in Dennistoun, and rightly so. Deli with attached cafe/restaurant with friendly and helpful staff.


Poa San

402 Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow, G31 3NN

Another place long known to the folk of Dennistoun, popular to sit in and takeaway. Not the chicest of places, but that adds to the charm.


443 Duke St, Glasgow G31 1RY

Telephone 0141 550 2050

Opening times Sun–Tue 10am–9pm; Wed–Sat 10am–11pm

Tibo Website

One of the original venues to venture into the area. Great place for sitting I your own with a cuppa, a girlie lunch or a romantic glass of wine.

Tapa Bakehouse

19-21 Whitehill St, Glasgow, G31 2LH

Telephone 0141 554 9981

Opening Times Mon–Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 9am–5pm

Tapa Bakehouse Website

Bakery, cafe and somewhere to learn how to bake organic bread.

473 Duke St, Glasgow G31 1RD

Telephone 0141 554 3822

Opening TimesMon–Thu 7am–9pm; Fri/Sat 7am–10pm; Sun 10am–9pm.

Coias Website
Another institution of Dennistoun which has expanded over time. Deli and restaurant with takeaway area.

Cafe Zecchino 331 Cumbernauld Rd, Glasgow G31 3LP

Telephone0141 554 8444


Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm


Good, cheap cafe with excellent lunch deals.


The Wasps Factory, 77 Hanson Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow, G31 2HF

WASPS website

artist studios with events and a cafe.

Market Gallery, 334 Duke street, Glasgow G31 1QZ

Market Gallery Website

Community art venue.




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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