Meeting Points

Finding a safe place to meet new people can seem like an impossible task and lots of us don’t want to have to “join” something just to be able to have a chat. We have a coffee shop culture which presents opportunities for people to meet but realistically how comfortable would you be sitting in a coffee shop and starting a chat with a complete stranger?


That is why we will be linking with a variety of local venues across East Renfrewshire to develop 'Meeting Points'- a network of places anyone can go to, where meeting new people and chatting will become “the norm”. 


Get in touch to become a Meeting Point; let's build a happy and connected East Renfrewshire together. 



Find your Meeting Point:



Alma's Deli, Cross Arthurlie Street

Catherine Rose Cafe, Cross Arthurlie Street

Cafe 136, Main Street

Greenhouse Cafe at Barrhead Health Centre

Greenhouse Cade at Barrhead Foundry

The Market Place, Kelburn Street



The Cartvale, Main Street



Greenhouse Cafe at Eastwood Health Centre


Greenhouse Cafe at Eastwood Leisure Centre

Morrisons Cafe, Fenwick Road

The Orchard Community Cafe, Church Road

The Orchard Park Hotel, Park Road


Crofthead Cafe, Main Street

The Pad, Main Street

Newton Mearns:

Costa, The Avenue

OASIS Café at Newton Mearns Baptist Church

(Tues and Wed from 10.0am – 1.00 pm)

Primavera Bistro, The Avenue

The Avenue Shopping Centre (rest areas)

The Royal World Buffet, Ayr Road

The Market Place at The Avenue



Crumbs Cafe, Main Street

Mags Coffee Shop, Kennishead Road

The Refresh Café at Thornliebank Parish Church

(Tues from 10.30 am)


Uplawmoor Hotel, Neilston Road

Venues that are not part of Meeting Points but share our principles of encouraging people to chat and make connections:

Ian's Cafe in Eaglesham (a member of the Chatty Cafe Scheme)

Costa in Clarkston (a member of the Chatty Cafe Scheme)