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University Cafe

87 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5HN, Scotland
+44 141 339 5217
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (52 reviews)
“spag bol” (4 reviews)
“beans” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, Fast food, Scottish, British
87 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5HN, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank wanderer_scotland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank franktenerife
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Food is fresh and filling. You get what you pay for. No frills. Just good food on a real plate and a decent mug of tea.😁

Thank Ilona H
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 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 11 July 2017

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.

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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
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Cafe, Fast food, Scottish, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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