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Coias Cafe

473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
+44 141 554 3822
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (55 reviews)
“ice cream” (51 reviews)
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10:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

We popped in without a booking and were seated within ten minutes. Service was fast and food portions substantial. Sitting across from the kitchen made our area busy but gave us the opportunity to view all the dishes being served. Prompt service if a little...More

Thank PaquitaCiara
Reviewed yesterday

This is an excellent café /restaurant. It serves a good range of Italian dishes including pizza and the usual pastas and also has a "Chippy" menu doing fish and chips and the usual "Chippy" fare. Also serves Steak Pie!! Very tasty Ice Cream. Looks as...More

Thank Skottlandi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cannot find anything to complain about, if any, how handsome the waiters are, can be off putting when eating your food 😊 would recommend a visit.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have only been once for dinner and was not disappointed! You definitely need to book in advance as it's usually full. The pizzas are delicious and the desserts are amazing too.

Thank Rvsn
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here for the first time last week- cannot recommend it enough. Food was delicious and arrived very fast, staff couldn't be any nicer or more helpful. Excellent service and excellent place. Will be back very soon !

Thank Ari888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coia's Cafe is an institution in Glasgow. Since 1928 and working as the first day just have an explication: The food is absolutly fantastic. Quantity and quality. The service was very good, very friendly and efectives guys. The best calamaris of Glasgow, no doubts! We...More

Thank Amaia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was busy but we got seated right away, staff very attentive,drinks were quick to arrive and when food came it was piping hot and delicious, would definitely recommend,there was a really nice buzz about the place, and we will go back.

Thank suart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent !!!! FrIendly !!!! 1ST CLASS SERVICE & QUALITY We will be back as soon as we possibly can THE TODD FAMILY

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Thank ruby0703
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice eaterie and specialises in breakfast/brunch...my friends all had cooked breakfasts which looked really good ..but what I was eagerly anticipating was their eggs royale ..poached eggs on smoked salmon with hollandaise sauce..yum! Or maybe NOT! First go the eggs were over cooked the dish...More

Thank littlefrog24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food here is amazing ... huge portion size and we had no room left for coffee or a cake. Really friendly service. Place looked very busy but still we got seated real quick.

Thank ancia1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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