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University Cafe

87 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5HN, Scotland
+44 141 339 5217
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (49 reviews)
“beans” (8 reviews)
“spag bol” (4 reviews)
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09:00 - 22:00All hours
Cafe, Fast food, British, Scottish
87 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5HN, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had soup and sandwich which was really good... The ice cream after words was to die for.... Brilliant...

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Extremely friendly service, good value and perfect for filling up! Meals and snack available - cheesy chips, scones, beans and pie, baked potatoes, toasties etc etc and a really pleasant retro setting. Recommended.

1  Thank MPOT
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Sorry to be a contrarian, but unlike most of the reviews of the Uni Cafe's ice-cream, we found our cones to be *very* disappointing. I'm not sure if they're meant to be an Italian gelato-style, but they were more akin to "Mr Whippy"-style. They were...More

Thank Dalang
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Came here for some tea after visiting Kelvingrove , just around the corner from where I was staying , having looked at the menus of a few of the eateries on Byres Road this place appealed to most because of it's history and heard good...More

Thank hairdy
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Without a doubt the kindest and friendliest service around Glasgow. As someone who frequents restaurants and knows how Service can vary wildly, it is greatly appreciated to finally find somewhere that greets you with a genuine smile and helpfulness. Been a while since I had...More

1  Thank Lola B
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

If you are in the area you MUST stop in for some of their traditional Italian Ice Cream, some of the best I have ever tasted! The cafe itself is like a blast from the past, reminiscing of times gone by!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice coffee and fruit scone. A great traditional café - so sad that it's under threat of closure. I love the decor - so much more atmospheric than some of the chains further up the road.

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Every trip from France to Glasgow means a visit (or two) to this classic cafe. A lunch of pie and chips or a tub of their famous ice cream is a must. This time the sun was shining so we ate double nougats at the...More

1  Thank noramaclean
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Cafe, Fast food, British, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
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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