Singl-end is the breakfast OG….. and I won't hear anyone say otherwise! Of course there are many a great brunch spot to be found in the city, but Singlend will forever have a special spot in my heart.
And if you follow me on Instagram you will know that my love for these guys is all encompassing, so of course it was going to be one of the first places that I added back into the new look GFG blog.
When I wrote my first blog on this brunching spot I started it in this fashion…
Going about my everyday life I often forget how much I am completely in love with the food on offer in the West End of G-Town. And then a moment of pure undiluted love and pleasure hits me square in the chops
‘Undiluted love’ is still how I feel about Singl-end today, 7 years after my first visit. Although to be fair my life now is way more food focused and I rarely forget how great the food scene in Glasgow is, but it does still bring me so much pleasure and now bizarrely a job.
Vibes: Singl-end is a hidden treasure, located just behind Sauchiehall Street on Renfrew Street it is extremely easy to miss, and if you didn’t know it was there you would never in a million years stumble upon it by accident. However, once you enter this basement coffee-shop-come-brunch-hotspot it’s hard not to be immediately enchanted by the large boho style space. I just love the cool relaxed funky vibe here. It’s a little slice of chilled out heaven on a Sunday morning and on many occasions I have lost 3-4 hours just hanging out and chatting with friends.
Side note: one of my favourite things about a trip to Singl-end was their huge cake table which was groaning under the weight of a ton of delicious made in house cakes, and while the cakes are still as delicious I do miss the cake table which covid has put an end to. Who knows maybe one day it will return, but I fear it may be gone for good.
Eats: Over the years I think I have tried every single dish on this menu, and for the most part they are all cracking….brunch...eggs….cracking….eggs….get it!!! But absolutely nothing is better than their legendary Baked Eggs. It’s a forever favourite of mine, and has been for years.
It comes in both Meat and veggie versions, and while up until recently I used to be a dedicated meaty baked eggs kind of girl I couldn’t resist giving the veggie baked eggs a go on my latest visit because it had butternut squash and spinach in it which are two of my favourite foods. And of course there was a side order of halloumi, because we all know that halloumi makes everything better.
The dish when it arrived was absolutely lovely. The eggs were perfectly cooked and runny once the yolk was burst (yum!) and the bean and tomato sauce was packed with tangy flavour. Ever since the first time I tried this I thought it was excellent and it remains still an incredibly well put together dish today. It’s big enough for two, especially if you got a couple of sides and an extra portion of toast.
(That is a lie, I have never ever shared this dish with anyone, the truth is if someone reached their fork towards my baked eggs I would bite them and regret nothing)
I did however make an executive decision to leave about ⅓ of my eggs because there was no way I was leaving without my traditional Singl-end cake, and I had already spied a Biscoff Rocky Road on the menu that looked like a bit of me!
And I was right, matched with an oat milk latte it was a perfect brunch dessert - creamy, crunchy, packed with biscoff flavour and chewy mini marshmallows - it was Boujie AF. And I am all about the boujie brunch vibes.
What’s it gonna cost you? So Singl-end isn’t cheap, don’t get me wrong it’s not going to blow your mind it’s so expensive either. For the baked eggs and a side of halloumi I think I was £15. What I would say though is that the standard of the food is excellent, the ingredients are top quality, and the portions are so big that it’s hard to find fault with the cost. I split the bill with a friend and for 2 coffees, a brunch dish, a side, a bottle of water and a cake I was £30...and this was so much food that it was all I ate that day.
Singl-end is still a gorgeous hip cafe doing some really lovely tasty dishes which you can tell a lot of thought has gone into. Would definitely recommend this spot…. It’s a firm GFG favourite.