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Cafe Source - fab stop on day out with grandparents

by Bill Watts

Cafe Source really was a surprise!

Yeah, there's the grandeur of St Andrews in the Square dominating the restored square! I always think the whole square would be perfect for a period drama - I can imagine horses trotting round, pulling traps fulls of gents in toppers and ladies in mammoth gowns!

And yeah this is one of the most lovely restored areas in Glasgow! But who'd have thought that in the basement is a cool bar cafe?

Fresh food, interesting fillings for wraps, paninis and sandwiches, home made soups. Perfect, especially if you're on the tourist trail. I discovered Cafe Source by chance. I'd been showing my grandparents round the Merchant City, although we'd started our walk at Strathclyde Uni, trying to spot which had been my room in halls, when I arrived in Glasgow - back in 1985!

A LOT has changed, and all for the better, I have to say! We kinda ran out of steam by the time we'd reached St Andrews in the Square. Seeing a sign for Cafe Source, I popped my head round the door, and was delighted by what I saw.

Friendly service in a quiet, restful space. All three of us breathed a sigh of relief while we took a load off.

I'm sure you'll feel the same.

Thanks, Cafe Source. We'll be back before long.


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Admiring Cafe Source
by: Gemma Wilson

I know what you mean about that Square... A Merchant Ivory set just waiting for the crew & cast!

In summer there are Cafe Source tables outside in the sunken paved area by the door. Its nice to relax there with a cup of tea.

Relaxed times in a great hidden spot...

Gemma x

Cafe Source after The Barras...
by: Peter A

I usually head into Cafe Source after a wander round The Barras.

After the hubbub of the market, the tranquility of this perfect cafe-bar is just what I need. ;-)


Found Cafe Source by chance ;-)
by: Ally

I found Cafe Source one Doors Open Day. We'd gone for a look round the spectacular St Andrews in the Square (worth a look, and its FREE!).

Anyway, while we were inside, the sunny day was treated to a thunderstorm. This was a real doozy! We couldn't decide what to do, and one of the attendants mentioned their cafe...

We dashed round the corner, down the stairs and into a golden glowing cafe. Suddenly, the rain was forgotten and we stayed for a lovely late lunch.

We go back every now and then, and its always the same... quality food, sensible prices and a relaxed pace.

Thanks, Cafe Source, from a fan who DIDN'T become a drowned rat, because of you!

Ally x

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