The Yarn Cake


The Yarn Cake is Scotland’s only dedicated knitting café, combining two of life’s finest pleasures under one roof: yarn and cake!

We opened our wee shop in Glasgow’s West End in October 2010 to much acclaim, providing the knitters of Glasgow with a tiny oasis of calm to knit, chat, shop and eat. Our customers are a wonderful, generous and creative bunch of individuals, and we really wouldn’t have got here without their support, feedback and loyalty!

The founding principles of The Yarn Cake are to supply knitters with a good range of both good quality affordable yarns, a selection of exciting locally sourced yarns, a good selection of needles and notions as well as Ashford spinning supplies; coupled with a welcoming selection of German home-baking, teas, coffees and and regular events to bring together Glasgow's knitting and crafting community; we run weekly knit groups, a monthly spinning session and our annual anniversary event, The Glasgow School of Yarn (currently on hiatus).

Whether you're a crafter or a cake lover (or both!), our friendly and experienced team are always on hand to help. We are open six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday) from 10am, with late opening for knit night on Thursdays until 9pm.

On-street parking is available and you are very welcome to use our free wifi.