Three Coffees Around the Campus Corner

Starting off in a new city can feel daunting – even though we do have Google Maps now to help navigate through the narrow streets of Glasgow.  One will quickly learn it is filled with lanes connecting streets, and no matter how long you spend here – there will always be a street somewhere in the city you’ve never been to before.

So, here is some time saving recommendations on the three best quick coffee fixes  – all easily found just down on Ingram Street!


  1. Tinderbox

Confusingly named, yet very popular hangout is just a block away from most Strathclyde buildings. It offers a vast variety of coffees, cakes, but also caters for those looking for a quick bite, such as a sandwich or some sushi. Best of all, it’s open till 10pm.


  1. Spitfire

Nested very close to Tinderbox, Spitfire is now open also till late and serves coffee with sweet and savory treats for those who are looking for something more independent. With only one branch in the city, Spitfire is unique and keeps it simple: good quality coffee spiced with brilliant, smiley service.


  1. Picnic Cafe

A newcomer to the campus area, Picnic Cafe is the first fully vegan cafe in the Merchant City, with a focus on fresh, whole, organic food and cruelty free ingredients. They also only use biodegradable cups so even if you’ve forgotten your own tumbler home you can grab a cappuccino both wallet and ecofriendly. And as the cherry on top – they welcome dogs too!

By Suvi Loponen