If you're looking to try something a little different this weekend, then West Dunbartonshire and its fantastic selection of cafes have you covered.

The region is well-known for its wide variety of eateries with areas across Clydebank and Dumbarton boasting some of the country's most unique experiences.

From vintage cafes to quaint coffee houses, there is something for all tastes.

The quirkiest cafes near Clydebank and Dumbarton to try this weekend

Here are the best 'off the beaten track' cafes and restaurants to try in and around Clydebank and Dumbarton this weekend.

Vault 94 Atomic Diner

Location: 94 Glasgow Rd, Dumbarton G82 1JP

Coming with a truly unique mid-century sci-fi aesthetic, the Vault 94 Atomic Diner in Dumbarton will beam you straight into a 1950s comic book.

Despite its American feel, the diner has Scottish staples like fry-ups and Irn Bru shakes.

One reviewer wrote on Tripadvisor: "Have been here many times and is definitely my favourite spot locally, the owners are brilliant and their menu is extensive, food is always lovely and their coffees are very nice too!"

The University Cafe 

Location: 87 Byres Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G11 5HN

Continuing the vintage theme, The University Cafe on Byres Road has been a student staple for years.

The cafe has comfortable booth seats and serves the classic Scottish fry-up as well as homemade ice cream for those on the go on a nice day.

One user said: "The ice cream cone out front got me. Two pounds, 70 pence. Homemade, three flavours, and the vanilla was wonderful. This was a short walk from the Kelvingrove Museum. I bet meals are good too."

Mamma Mia

Location: 52 High St, Dumbarton G82 1LL

Featuring dynamic blue and purple lighting and a mural of iconic TV characters like Walter White from Breaking Bad and Spiderman, this Dumbarton cafe is great for both families and those looking for a quick brew.

One visitor praised the location on Google Reviews, writing: "Amazing service, friendly staff, delicious food, and lovely coffee."

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Mr Cooper

Location: 34, Sylvania Way, Clyde shopping centre, Clydebank G81 2TL

This small independent coffee house in Clydebank offers cracking cuppas in a quaint and delightful atmosphere.

Beloved locally, one reviewer said: "This really is a hidden gem in Clydebank and hope it’s here to stay! We were blown away by the quality presentation of the food. I took a chance and tried the Turkish Eggs… Tastiest breakfast I’ve ever had and what a treat for the senses!

"Honestly couldn’t recommend this place more. Fluffiest pancakes around, lovely coffee and service was great!"