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Once Upon A Tart

45 King Street, Glasgow G1 5RA, Scotland
+44 141 552 0305
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“tarts” (30 reviews)
“sandwiches” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
45 King Street, Glasgow G1 5RA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend took us here as part of a mini tour around the nice cafes and bars round Glasgow. The cakes and coffee we had were absolutely fantastic, I completely recommend this place for that. I thought the decor was fantastic and the service that...More

Thank Gingeinthecity
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from a college friend. Just what we'd hoped it would be. The portions were very generous and lush! I needed to be rolled back to our hotel so I could fall into a content cake coma. Can't wait to...More

Thank Niamh K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great wee cafe on King Street; serves gorgeous cakes and tasty snacks. Reasonably priced and good choice; I generally opt for soup and a sandwich (huge bowl of various homemade soups and tasty filled sandwiches etc). I think the decor is based around Alice in...More

Thank Pauline A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous lunch here - soup and sandwiches. We didn't have room for cakes but they looked outstanding. The member of staff we dealt with was a hoot - not sure of his name - an older man, full of chat and such a...More

Thank Foodieglasgow1001
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

First time visiting this cafe. Black floors, garish colours, mismatched furniture. Could have looked kitch but unfortunately it didn't. Vinyl tablecloth was very sticky. Ordered pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Bacon was over cooked and very hard, pancakes were very sweet and there was...More

Thank happytraveller088
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Went in for coffee and cake on Friday lunchtime. There where maybe about 10 customers, after waiting for about 20 mins (and seeing other customers do the same) we went up to the counter to ask if we could order, we did 1 tea, 1...More

Thank clydemano2
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place! Really unique decor - very Alice-in-wonderland meets quirky goth - and the food is wonderful. Homemade, tasty, fresh, and good-sized portions. Very friendly staff who made us very welcome. Loved it.

Thank Mojosmum
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Always walk by here but never go in, so I done just that on Sunday. I really want to embrace the quirkiness of it all but unfortunately it felt really grubby with too much tat going on, a bit like a greasy spoon. The place...More

Thank kat s
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Quirky place, nice lunch and friendly staff. We didn't have any cakes but they looked amazing . Look forward to trying some the next time.

Thank Lorraine_F4
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've been going around a lot of the cafes recently in Glasgow trying to find a new place to call home. I think I've found it. Once Upon a Tart is heaven. So much tea and so many cakes. The place has a charm that...More

Thank Gary B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 King Street, Glasgow G1 5RA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 0305
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