The Riverhill Coffee Bar
  0141 204 4762
Monday 7.00am - Till 5.00pm
Tuesday 7.00am - Till 5.00pm
Wednesday 7.00am - Till 5.00pm
Thursday 7.00am - Till 5.00pm
Friday 7.00am - Till 5.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - Till 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - Till 5.00pm

Riverhill Coffee Bar,
24 Gordon St, Glasgow, G1 3PU.
The Riverhill Cafe
The Riverhill Coffee Bar
The Riverhill Coffee Bar
About The Riverhill Coffee Bar

About Us

Riverhill's bustling city centre coffee bar is a regular haunt for city centre workers, tourists, locals and coffee aficionados, where the focus is on warm friendly service.

Everything is made daily on site, and by lunchtime it's bursting at the seams with delicious wholesome sandwiches, seasonal soups and salads, and an ever changing selection of hand made cakes and pastries.

Take away one of our signature chicken shawarma wraps or a tasty hotpot... Or sit in and watch the world go by with a Dear Green coffee and a giant victoria empire biscuit.

Voted Yelp's " friendliest staff in Glasgow" award in 2014

Customer review 5 stars
" best coffee and cakes in Glasgow"

Trip advisor 5 stars
" their coffee is brilliant, their cakes are inventive and delicious, and their sandwiches are tasty and well sized"

Facebook " this is the best cake I've had in years!"

Opening hours:

Mon - Fri 7am till 5pm
Sat 8am till 5pm
Sun 10am till 5pm

Call us on 0141 204 4762

We welcome walk-in guests

The Riverhill Coffee Bar

The Riverhill Coffee Bar

Our History

When Riverhill's owners, Eva Robertson and Bob McDonald moved from Glasgow's West End to Helensburgh, they struggled to find somewhere to get a decent coffee, cake or sandwich.... there was only one thing for it…..and so Riverhill was born!

In March 2010 head chef Johnny Aitken came on board and together they opened Riverhill Deli. This small bustly deli soon built up a strong reputation and loyal clientele based on its commitment to friendly, warm service and delicious, wholesome, tasty food, sourced locally, prepared and cooked on site, and as fresh and seasonal as possible.

A jeweller to trade, Eva then began to see the potential in turning her Gordon Street jeweller's business in to an independent coffee shop that offered the same friendly service and food offering as the deli, but in a take away format.

In January 2013 the coffee shop opened its doors and very quickly became a regular lunch destination for city centre office workers, tourists, coffee aficionados and locals. It offered a real alternative to the surrounding mainstream coffee giants and was the first business in the city centre to champion the Glasgow roasted Dear Green coffee brand.

With a captive city centre market and a continued focus on an ever changing quality sandwich and cake range, the coffee bar’s takings have doubled in its the first two years. It continues to grow through our use of social media, and positive feedback on sites such as Trip Advisor and media interest in magazines such as the List. The staff were delighted to win Yelp’s “friendliest staff in Glasgow” award in 2014.

Meanwhile in Helensburgh, the deli was beginning to grow. Its Friday, Saturday and food themed nights were fully booked, and the tiny kitchen that Johnny and his team were working out of was proving too small to produce the range of food that they were so passionate about.

A fanatastic new site was found and work commenced on converting the Good Templar’s Hall on West Princes Street into the impressive home that is today’s Riverhill Courtyard.

This 70 seater restaurant and bar aims to be a family orientated restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with the familiar Riverhill twist. It gives the chefs the platform to showcase the eclectic world food that they champion, with focus on seasonality, provenance and foraged ingredients. The bar has become popular with locals, who can enjoy their usual Dear Green coffee or a cocktail from the bespoke menu.

Towards the end of 2014 the deli in Helensburgh was sold, as the focus turned to providing our growing city centre customer base with the restaurant experience they desired.

The West Nile Street site became available, giving Riverhill the much needed opportunity to knock through the basement and expand the kitchen downstairs creating a fully functioning professional kitchen that can service a 45 seater bar/ restaurant above whilst continuing to produce a new and exciting range for the coffee bar.

West Nile Street gives us the opportunity to bring together everything that we have worked towards over the past 4 years, in a key city centre location.

The Riverhill Coffee Bar

Our Suppliers

Corrie mains eggs
Corrie Mains is an award winning family business run by Jim and Anne Smillie.

Puddledub bacon
Offers a range of fine bacon, pork, ham and gammon, freshly produced and vacuum-packed.

Mhor Bread
Why should you have to pay more for organic food? All food should be safe and good for you. This is the basic premise on which all the Mhor businesses are based.

Breahead Foods
Braehead Foods are a fine food wholesaler and Scottish game processor who supply the best chefs in the hospitality industry across the UK and Europe.

J Carmicheal Fruit and Veg
Our reputation for supplying the highest quality fresh produce has earned us nominations for the Refresh Awards Wholesaler of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Rodgers the butchers clydebank

Woodvinters wine
Wood Winters, based in Brigde of Allan in the city of Stirling offers a wide range of fines and whiskies from throughout the world.

Hot Sauce Drinks

M & J Seafood
M&J Seafood, fresh fish specialist. Offering the widest range of fresh and frozen seafood.

Dear Green Coffee
Speciality Coffee Roaster Glasgow Scotland UK Seasonal Traceable Single Origin Arabica La Marzocco Distributer Barista Trainer Glasgow Coffee Festival.

Clarks Foods Edinburgh
IS firmly established as one of the country's leading speciality food suppliers ranking the country's top hotels and restaurants, including many Michelin establishments and fine food retailers in its client base.

George Mews Cheese
George Mewes cheese, Byres Road, Glasgow. ... "We specialise in unusual cheeses that can't be sourced on most supermarket shelves.

Green City Wholefoods
The Scottish Wholefood Collective Warehouse trading as GreenCity Wholefoods workers' co-operative aims to create a non-exploitative workplace which takes into consideration the interests of the workers, the community and the environment as a whole.

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I absolutely love this wee place.

" Riverhill Cafe has to be my favourite in the whole of Glasgow. Not only is their coffee immense but the homemade delights they offer are unbelieveably good! "

Chloe. Facebook

Great food. Great staff.

" Great tunes. Awesome coffee!"

Great food. Great staff. Facebook

I cannot fault this place.

" There is nothing I've had that is anything but fantastic & I've had it all. Best salads and coffee in Glasgow"

Leanne Facebook

I love the Riverhill

"Been there few times before I went vegan and food was excellent as was the customer service. Now that I ll be located in city I shall come for lunch breaks more often, especially now that I know there are vegan treats on the menu."

Domi Tripadvisor

The Riverhill Courtyard


Chef de parties

Riverhill West Nile Street and Riverhill Courtyard Helensburgh are looking for experienced chef de parties. Applicants must have boundless passion for everything food. A solid understanding of global cuisine and be motivated to succeed in a busy kitchen.
Please send CV to

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   Riverhill Coffee Bar,
24 Gordon St, Glasgow, G1 3PU.

  + 0141 204 4762
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