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Coias Cafe

#95 of 1,916 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
+44 141 554 3822
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Large selection of food from traditional breakfasts to chippie style chips, Italian restaurant pizza and pasta & homemade Italian ice cream, always busy but service & food good quality worth a visit at any time of day there will be something on the menu to take your fancy

Thank Pak6
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch for Neice's birthday, was not impressed with my fish (over cooked) then over charged us for our meals, taken receipt back twice and still left over charged. My back was sore waiting for our mains, at least 45 minutes, near door so felt cold from draughty door when opened . Normally like it here, but very cramped in... More 

Thank GeoColvan
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Apart from being the longest street in Glasgow, Duke Street is fairly unremarkable. Until, that is, you come across Coia's Café. This gastronomic oasis is well deserving of its popularity. On arrival, you are made most welcome through a blend of Italian and Scottish hospitality - could it be any better? The menu is varied and the food is outstanding.... More 

Thank David L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

With their extensive menu catering for all, you're not stuck for choice when dining at Coias! I've been quite a few times and each time I've left extremely satisfied and needing a lie down after a superb feed. Prices are justified, in fact I'd pay more if it was. I recommend the macaroni cheese or a steak accompanied with their... More 

Thank LiamL19
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard of Coias Café but had never visited. After seeing an advertisement on Facebook saying that they served a Sunday breakfast we decided to pay a visit. I was totally surprised. This is not just a café, it is so much more. The interior and exterior was fabulous, all decorated for xmas. There are various sized booths for... More 

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Thank AyrshireLorna59
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy! That's all I can say. Been here 3 times and the food is just beautiful. I've had the chicken tagliatelle, once went for the set menu which is only during late afternoon to early evening. My favourite has been the seafood risotto. Their portions are very generous, service is efficient, the atmosphere is really nice in this restaurant. Definitely... More 

Thank PriyankaSacha
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never disappointed although I did go more when I was a kid than an adult. But still a great place to eat. Book it first always busy

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Thank Allan H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a native of Glasgow I really was looking forward to visiting Coia’s so much so that I revised some of the history the evening before our visit. Myself, my daughter and her boyfriend visited this evening and had an evening of disillusion, we arrived ordered drinks and our main meals but we didn’t get off to a great start,... More 

Thank brianwilsoncom
Achill Island, Ireland
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to visiting Coia's as I'd heard so much about it and knew of its reputation. Sadly, I was slightly disappointed. The garlic bread we started with was superb - very traditional Glasgow Italian. The stuffed pepper was delicious for those that love cheese. The minestrone had real flavour but was slightly cold which spoiled it.... More 

Thank Brendan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Normally sit in, but decided on a takeaway for a change...Ordered a takeaway on Saturday night, mince, potatoes & veg, steak pie & chips, spaghetti carbonara & macaroni & cheese, and 2 of the best lentil soups ever, food was ready for me arriving despite both the restaurant & deli areas both being jam packed - very impressive! Portions were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, 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
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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