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University Cafe

87 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5HN, Scotland
+44 141 339 5217
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (55 reviews)
“spag bol” (4 reviews)
“beans” (8 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Fast food, British, Scottish
87 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5HN, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was there only to try a deep-fried pizza. I, personally, didn't like the atmosphere, but maybe it's just because I like modern interier. The pizza was also really greasy and quite tasted like nothing. But probably it supposed to be like this. Anyway, staff...More

Thank Aida G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small traditional Italian cafe. Lovely homemade food, with staff who are eager to please. Menu is full of traditional comfort food as well as fresh sandwiches and soup. Don’t forget the ice cream either. Ice cream drinks, Knickerbocker glories and banana splits are just the...More

Thank Judgeatron
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Arrived Sunday morning to a friendly welcome from waitress. Couple of people already enjoying breakfast. Menu was extensive and opted for two cooked breakfasts with coffee. Meals were freshly prepared and well cooked. Opened in 1918 and there are plenty of nostalgia photos and pictures...More

Thank Nik G
Reviewed 10 January 2018

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 1 December 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 5 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 4 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 17 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Cafe, Fast food, British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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