The district is not only home to innovative businesses it also has a variety of incredible coffee shops for you to get your caffeine fix for the day.  Here is a rundown of five spots to check out next time you are in the district.


118 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1EJ

Tinderbox is serving up a unique blend of Colombian and Brazilian Arabica beans alongside delicious coffee alternatives including delicious teas, hot chocolate and milk frothers.  If you are looking for something to go along with your drink then they also offer a selection of delicious goods from the local suppliers including baked goods from Big Bear Bakery.  We are fans of the Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts).

Woman drinking a coffee in Tinderbox

Man and woman having coffee in iCafe


70-72 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1EX

This spacious café offers the perfect spot to work or study with great WiFi and a selection of delicious drinks. Not to be missed are iCafe's signature drinks which include Nutella cappuccinos, Butterscotch lattes and a variety of shakes. You can also enjoy a variety of homemade cakes and sandwiches and have a variety of alternative options including an indulgent vegan hot chocolate. Don’t forget if you are looking for a meeting space they have a fantastic room available for hire.

One Café at The Garment Factory

10 Montrose St, Glasgow, G1 1RE

A go-to spot for the Garment Factory tenants and staff, one café, is a must-visit in the district.  Offering up a selection of drinks, fresh and delicious sandwiches and heart-warming soup this cosy café is the perfect lunch or coffee spot.  Don’t forget to indulge in one of the freshly made cakes and treats. The booths also make the ideal location for a business meeting.

Group having lunch at the Garment Factory

Exterior of Spitfire Espresso

Spitfire Espresso

127 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NP

A staple in the innovation district is Spitfire Espresso, offering up their house blend of Gunnerbean coffee, a unique blend of Colombian and Brazilian beans.  Not to be missed at Spitfire are their delicious sandwiches or if you are heading there on your way to work why not grab a breakfast burrito.

Wilson Street Pantry

6 Wilson St, Glasgow G1 1SS

Looking for a laid-back atmosphere?  Pop along to Wilson Street Pantry.  Famous for their brunch offering you can enjoy a delicious cup of Papercup coffee or tea along with a delicious dish from their menu.  They also offer delicious mimosa’s to go along with your brunch dish, perfect for the weekend!  

Lunch from Wilson Street Pantry