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Smile Cafe

#149 of 1,935 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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102 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow G20 8NZ, Scotland
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A fantastically Italian coffee shop/cafe/deli, it's tiny but excellent. Any time I've been in, the food is of excellent quality and the coffee is superb. Hoghly recommended.

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Thank HotCyclist1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Popped in with my boyfriend for a quick sandwich - the place is a wee Italian gem! Amazing choice of ciabatta/focaccia, great coffee and also a selection of cakes and pastries. Great option to choose between "Italian hot chocolate" or "British hot chocolate" - only Italian people would knoe how much difference there is between the two!!! Also selection of... More 

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Thank erikuccia1989
Glasgow
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

If you hanker after the ambiance and flavours of local Italian cafes from that recent holiday, look no further. This little gem is the real McCoy. And the staff are lovely…

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2 Thank NeilWallace
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The first thing you will notice when you go to Smile Cafe is it's always full of Italians. And that tells you something. The coffee is the real deal, and there are a huge selection of focaccia and ciabatta to choose from, all with traditional Italian cured meats and cheese. The cakes and ice cream are also made to traditional... More 

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1 Thank Hermione T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Absolutely the best coffee in Glasgow. The staff are so friendly that you want to stay all day. The food is also great.

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Thank Rosemary P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

The coffee I had was beautifully presented and came with a delicious biscuit on the side. Pesto and mozerella panini was also delicious and came with crisps and side salad. Cost £7.50 roughly for vanilla latte and food which is reasonable. Interior and atmosphere brilliant. Friendly staff too!

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2 Thank 223bsmith
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I would recommend go for a cake and coffee but avoid the sandwiches. They advert the food as fresh and quality but the reality seems a bit different. Prices too high if compared with quality of food. Friendly staff though.

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Thank Trulo L
SmileCafe, Owner at Smile Cafe, responded to this review

Hello. Avoid the sandwiches? We bake our bread every morning, We buy our salad ingedients every day, We roast our peppers,grill our aubergines every day We fill the sandwiches right in front of our customers All our meats and cheese are imported from our homeland. Over the past four years we have filled many sandwiches with product like ,Speck della... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Don't get me wrong the food they provide is very good and the pasta, sauce and so on that you can buy there are italian without doubt, but I think they are too expensive. I see this caffe as a place to go for a treat rather than going on a regular basis.

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Thank Silvia_Glasgow
SmileCafe, Owner at Smile Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Silvia are you sure you reviewed the right place?? Because at Smile Cafe queen margaret drive We only do sanwiches coffees and cakes Thanks More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

called in here for coffee and couldn't resist the sandwiches! Great choice of food and friendly staff

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Thank rosemarymartin
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I was up in Glasgow with work and was too early so popped for a cup of green tea. First thing I noted was how open and spacious it was. Service was quick and polite. Very smart cups. I also like the Vespa pictures but just a personal taste. I headed back over at lunch (no lunch provided that's austerity... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow G20 8NZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?