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University Cafe

87 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5HN, Scotland
+44 141 339 5217
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (55 reviews)
“spag bol” (4 reviews)
“beans” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Fast food, British, Scottish
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LOCATION
87 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5HN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect traditional cafe. Great value for money and delicious if you're after good comfort food! The staff are so attentive and its exactly what you need from a Glaswegian cafe.

Thank kts111
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Seven guys on a pub crawl down Byres Road in need of some sustenance. Came across the University Cafe and decided to give it a go. Fish & Chips, Egg & Chips, Sausage & Chips, tea and soft drinks all round. Food was hot, fresh...More

1  Thank Dougie S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Was up at hospital and after it my mum said we should go to cafe I've never been in it.she used to go as a child as it's oldest cafe there.will definitely go back staff very friendly and nothing was a problem.

Thank Ticgirl1888
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The best Ice cream in the land! Never had anything else or sat in but staff have always been friendly and happy and I love how it's never changed it's decor.

Thank Harris H
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The University Cafe was a place I had heard about for years but never actually visited, and one Sunday afternoon I happened to find myself in the area, and after reading in the newspapers over previous months that it was in danger of closing its...More

1  Thank wanderer_scotland
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

As always excellent . Got my usual ice cream during a walk in Patrick . I love the decor and as I have lost weight I can fit behind the tables better now . Great atmosphere and great memories . I used to call in...More

1  Thank franktenerife
Reviewed 16 August 2017

went in for a nostalgia trip with a friend, her mum and teenage kids. firstly lots of flies, open milk jugs sitting out all day (tepid). The lady in kitchen, i assume cook/chef had long waist length hair that i could see dipping into food...More

Thank Skweezy
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Food is fresh and filling. You get what you pay for. No frills. Just good food on a real plate and a decent mug of tea.😁

Thank Ilona H
Reviewed 25 July 2017

You can’t have a stroll down Byres Road without popping into the Uni Caf for a traditional Italian ice cream for the stroll back up. Vanilla is my usual flavour of choice but on Sunday I was offered a taste of their newest flavour, cinnamon!...More

Thank lovehandles
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Traditional Glasgow Italian cafe. Decor hasn't changed in years ... fantastic! Great food at great prices. Popular with all ages. a must when visiting the Westend.

Thank Brian M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$27
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 339 5217
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