A plush Glasgow restaurant that opened in a £100million development is opening a coffee shop. 

Hazel was unveiled on the corner of John Street and George Street as part of the major Love Loan development in November 2023. 

Named after the tree from the legend of Glasgow's patron saint St Mungo, the new restaurant formed part of the new AC by Marriott hotel and was previously headed up by top chef Eric Avenier. 

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Now Hazel is embarking on a huge change and will launch as a speciality coffee venue alongside the restaurant option offering lunch and dinner. 

Working with Edinburgh-based Machina Coffee and the award-winning Three Sisters Bake, the restaurant will now open from 8am and serve speciality coffee to commuters and visitors to the city. 

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With its Scandi chic interiors, prime city centre location, and first class suppliers, Hazel’s manager Katie Booth believes this new concept will be popular with locals and visitors to the city.

She said: “Since opening in November last year, we’ve had people come up to the doors every morning asking if we’re open – it clearly looks like a great place to enjoy that first coffee of the day! 

“We always look to bring something different to the table. Visiting the Glasgow Coffee Festival last month really was incredibly eye-opening – speciality coffee is more popular in Glasgow than ever before and we’re very proud to partner with one of the most popular roasters there to make this new concept a reality.

“We know coffee and cake go perfectly together, so we’re excited to team up with Three Sisters Bakes to bring their amazing goodies to the table. Glaswegians are in for a treat!“ 

Three Sisters Bake founders Linsey, Nichola and Gillian ReithThree Sisters Bake founders Linsey, Nichola and Gillian Reith (Image: Hazel)

Founded in 2011 by cake-obsessed sisters Linsey, Nichola and Gillian Reith, Three Sisters Bake has become a city favourite, famous for its sweet treats such as brownies, scones and cookies

Machina founder Steve Glencross added: “Glasgow is an incredible city for coffee, but options in the city centre are few and far between. While there are a couple of great cafes in the city centre, the bulk of Glasgow’s speciality scene is in the West End, Southside and East End. 

“Since launching in 2013, we’ve seen how attitudes to speciality coffee have completely changed. The pandemic in particular opened many people’s eyes to how amazing coffee can be.

“We want to make speciality coffee accessible to all – and this is the perfect place to do just that.” 

Hazel will open as a speciality coffee shop from 8am to 5pm.