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Coias Cafe

473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
+44 141 554 3822
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (66 reviews)
“ice cream” (57 reviews)
“focaccia” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 937 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Made the mistake off booking a table on a match day. Although we had booked for 6.30 it was 6.55 before we were seated. As there is no waiting area our party of four was crowded around the entrance which is not roomy and also...More

Thank 203mrm
Reviewed 4 days ago

Service by far the best I’ve come across ever. Food tastes delicious and portions are great, especially if you have big appetite! Atmosphere and environment friendly, welcoming and clean. Overall, a great experience. Also, very luck and greatful it’s 30secs from my doorstep 🤗!

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Thank rach_neil-lie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for something to eat as I had time to kill, I’ve been in the area loads of time but decided to try here and was certainly not disappointed, not only was the food first class but also the service, will certainly be back...More

Thank Jimbob1959
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food and service always amazing. Other restaurant staff should come here for training. The staff are so professional but friendly too. Relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank Heather W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, atmosphere and overall experience. Staff were lovely and friendly and very attentive. I will definitely be back.

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Thank FrancescaMLupi
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks you for your lovely review! Please see hello next time you are in, I’m the one with the braces!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in for breakfast. The menu is varied and coversa all options. The Scottish breakfast was delicious and service was quick. Our only regret was that we couldn't go back for a meal as the menu looks amazing

Thank RoseG1298
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review Rose! Delighted you enjoyed your Scottish breakfast and hope you’ll be able to come back for a meal another day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have as anyone who follows me knows, produced a fair number of reviews. Though there are a few that are middle of the road most are either very positive or very negative. This one is about as positive as I can be. Visiting Coia's...More

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Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So delighted you and your party enjoyed their visit and got to try a number of dishes. Hope you enjoy your deli goodies and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks Alfredo Coia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fixed price lunch. Well cooked, tasty and friendly attentive service on a day when restaurant packed. Great atmosphere, really buzzy. Full menu looked really interesting so will definitely be back.

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Thank ambrooke48
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review, delighted you enjoyed the buzz of the place and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coias restaurant was a really nice experience. From the onset until the time to leave. The staff are really lovely, friendly and professional and the food is delicious. Thanks to the Chef! I will definitely return again.

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Thank sonyamorrison2018
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sonya! Your kind words will be passed on to the chef and our team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is just breathtaking. From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. The decor is spot on and always clean and the staff are lovely. They will do anything to help you. We come in here for breakfast all the time...More

Thank Beth L
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Beth for taking the time to leave such great feedback. Hope you enjoyed your ice cream and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks Alfredo

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Questions & Answers
Louise O
4 July 2018|
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Response from Alfredo C | Property representative |
Hi Louise, Unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the main restaurant (guide dogs excluded), we do have a large outside seating area which is popular in all weather. I hope this helps. Thanks
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joseph c c
15 July 2017|
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Response from Alfredo C | Property representative |
Hi Joseph, all staff receive a share of the tips and it's always been that way, thanks for your concern.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 554 3822
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Description
The Coia family opened their first cafe in Dennistoun in 1928, and ever since then Coia's Cafe has been a favourite meeting place for local people, both young and old. The very first Coia's Cafe, originally on the corner of Duke Street, was owned by Carmine and Amalia Coia. Nicky and Ena Coia took over in the 1950's. In that time they took the business to the next level by introducing confectionery and a larger menu. During the 1980's the ownership transferred to the current owners - Alfredo and Antonia Coia, the third generation of the family to run the business. In 2006, the well known local landmark entered a new era by expanding into the newly built premises next door and by extensively refurbishing the existing cafe. This now includes the new takeaway food section and excellent delicatessen. Coia's Delicatessen is always worth a visit, offering a full off-licence with a large choice of imported wines. The new space also allowed the expansions of the ice cream section, selling Coia's famous homemade Italian ice cream. Coia's Cafe today provides it's loyal customers with an extensive menu to accommodate every occasion and satisfy every taste. We've worked hard to ensure that every dish on the menu is a dish that we are proud of. To mention the great selection of pastas and pizzas, fresh seafood and mouthwatering meat dishes is to only to scratch the surface. We also takes great pride in offering many fantastic 'chef's specials' every single day for you to try. We also recommend that you take advantage of our extensive and unique range of wines, selected personally by Alfredo. To this day, we still pride ourselves in four basics:- friendly attitude, politeness, cleanliness and high quality food. We promise an experience the whole family can enjoy.
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