Café & Bar

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The Art School is situated opposite the historic Mackintosh building. The building opened in 1927 as a textile studio for the Glasgow School or Art, before being converted into a café using the remnants of the original Victoria Café in Glasgow Southside – hence sometimes being referred to as ‘The Vic’! The vitreous marble signage was reinstated at the café in 2014.

We aim to offer a varied and affordable menu with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, and the menu is complemented by a list of daily specials.

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 10am until 11pm
Sat 12pm until 11pm

Food Served:
Mon – Fri  12pm until 8pm
Sat 12pm until 4pm

Take-away hot drinks available all day.


“The Art School Café Bar is a hubbub of creative activity that specialises in reinventing classic comforting dishes.”
thelist.co.uk

“Atmosphere is of a quirky cantina with a budget vegan and veg friendly (but not exclusively) menu. Host of eclectic dishes that changes regularly from around the world always good quality and flavourful”
tripadvisor.co.uk

“Astonishingly reasonable prices. Non-students are always welcome here and you’ll find plenty of them, particularly in the evenings sharing cheap plates of street food and several of the punchy house cocktails.”
greatbritishchefs.co.uk