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Coias Cafe

473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
+44 141 554 3822
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (67 reviews)
“ice cream” (56 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An established institution and well worth a visit for good food, well presented and an excellent staff to do it!

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Thank glenfalloch63
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food with more than ample portions and the staff are most attentive,I would definately recomend this very busy restaurant,make sure to book and you will not be disappointed.

Thank scott a
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Go here quite often with my partner. Great food. Great wine list, try the Amarone if ur feeling flush! Nice atmosphere and service.

Thank fiona m
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for the morning weak-up meal!! Recommend the King's Breakfast = full Scottish Breakfast.

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Thank Paweł P
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great old East End establishment which delivers every time whether it is breakfast, lunch or Dinner. Great credit to the family for the extremely high standard delivered consistently.

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Thank grahamhC6412AF
Reviewed 6 days ago

went last Friday, table for 2.We have been going here for 40 years and although its changed, the food is still tremendous. Wee bit sad no caramel apple pie left on the menu as thats my favourite but didnt let that spoil my anniversary dinner.Will...More

Thank MaryRC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend booking in advance as this place is usually very busy. The Coia family have been operating in Glasgow since the 1920s (I believe) and the food is authentically Italian and very tasty. I have a food intolerance and on my numerous visits...More

Thank raveydaveygravy79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to visit here on a whim as we couldn’t be bothered to cook one night. When she’s suggested we visit I was not expecting anything other than reasonable food, how wrong I was. From the outside the cafe is very...More

Thank AirdrieJim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times for breakfast and it's been pretty underwhelming. Kind of thing you could get at home, if you got a reluctant adolescent to make it. The quality of the ingredients doesn't warrant the price asked. A bit basic. A bit 'Little...More

Thank coussinpoussin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cant recommend coia’s enough i love the food here ive never had a bad meal wither its been breakfast lunch or dinner everything is cooked perfect! I would recommend that you book ahead to avoid waiting on a table as this place is veryyyy busy...More

Thank xcappellox
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joseph c c
15 July 2017|
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Response from Alfredo C | Property representative |
Hi Joseph, all staff receive a share of the tips and it's always been that way, thanks for your concern.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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