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5 Houstoun Square, Johnstone PA5 8DT, Scotland
+44 1505 325772
09:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 09:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 09:30 - 23:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant breakfasts and excellent cake snd coffee. Staff great. Love this local gem. Right in middle of Johnstone and good value

Thank k1609
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten here a couple of times now. It is good home cooked food. Not fancy, but tasty. I'm happy to go back.

Thank Sara222333
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit and everything was excellent again. The table's food consisted of eggs Arbroath, a bacon roll and the full breakfast. Everything was excellent and tasty. Possibly would have preferred a different/better sausage for the breakfast but that's just me being picky. Lovely orange juice, nice coffee. Pleasant service despite the place being rammed and the girls being rushed off... More 

Thank n10wlr
Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love this hidden gem. Fantastic food and service. We decided to walk to it from Back end of Paisley.....an hour and a half later......Well worth travelling to.

Thank jenchit
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bad food and bad customer service as well. Expensive and the quantity was too little for the price tag. The staff are not helpful unless you place a big order. Waiting time was too long for a minimum order. the only good thing was the ambience nothing to say other than that. Will not recommend.

1 Thank Alex S
Greenock, Scotland
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118 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have had the occasional coffee here before but never lunch. Today I needed a "quick fix" so I popped in for soup and a sandwich. Fish soup was excellent, thick and creamy; sandwich of brown bread, tuna and ginger was well made, fresh and well presented. Service fairly quick and pleasant. I will return.

Thank MonsDenis
Paisley, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away in Johnstone we had heard a lot of good things about this unassuming café/bistro/restaurant and opted for the 3 course Sunday market menu which can only be booked online. Arriving at 5 pm, the place was empty but soon began filling up. At £14.95 a head, the market menu consisted of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts.... More 

Thank ElainePaul2013
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the coffee as well as the very tasty french toast, bacon and maple syrup. Will be back 🍴☕️🍴☕️🍴☕️🍴

Thank JDS15
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90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Been away from home (Johnstone) for close to 30 years. Come back frequently to see family. Head to Glasgow normally for nice food. Not anymore! The team at PapaMacs are quite simply onto a winner here. You can see why they have been shortlisted for a while range of awards. They deserve one. Breakfast here was on a level with... More 

1 Thank StephenHillcoat
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of thos places you put on the map. Elegant, warm and welcoming. The food is another story just picture perfect. Lots of favours and presentable it's definitely the wow factor from us. It definitely gets a 10/10 from us worth the money you spend you will leave with a smile on your face 👍👍

Thank Ayrshire1985

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$37
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Houstoun Square, Johnstone PA5 8DT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Renfrewshire  >  Johnstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1505 325772
Open every day from 9:30 am. Serving breakfast,lunch.Also open for dinner every Friday , Saturday and Sunday night. NB: Sunday nights advance booking only and the kitchen closes when the last booking is done

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