We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Smile Cafe

102 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow G20 8NZ, Scotland
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“panini” (18 reviews)
“sandwiches” (34 reviews)
“ciabattas” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
102 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow G20 8NZ, Scotland
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (198)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A café as they should be with friendly staff and good food. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the decoration. Will go every time I'm in the area on business.

Thank garycallow
Reviewed 10 September 2017

One of our favourite places for coffee and a bit of an italian feel. The staff are friendly and genuine folks, they get me going with my very basic italian whenever I am in! I just wish it had more space so I can pop...More

Thank 863kaleenam
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Mocha was perfect, so was the lemon tart, so I had them again after demolishing the Special goat's cheese ciabatta. Owner and staff switching between speaking Italian and English is part of the charm here, despite a review suggesting otherwise. Mocha here is far superior...More

Thank Grant P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Nowadays it is hard to find a café that serves decent coffee!! This little café is a hidden gem that serves up real authentic coffee, and most importantly made with passion! It is a small café you could easily walk past without realising. They serve...More

Thank Nattison2015
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Smile has long been my favourite coffee haunt in the QMD area. I was recently told the cafe had been renamed "Sara's" and I went along to see if anything else has changed? Thankfully the place is still a slice of Italian sunshine. Be aware...More

Thank Karie_WM
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Sunday outing for a Coffee and light bite. We found a couple of seats near the Register, and sat down. The owner? Stood chatting to a pal, possibly a staff member, in Italian, without so much as a nod that we existed. Talked for a...More

Thank Detroiter01
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Deserved of all accolades. So fresh, so tasty, so addictive. I love all of the warm spicy ciabatta combinations. The shop is tiny so be prepared to wait outside or squeeze inside' despite this the staff are always friendly and never flustered. Beware, there are...More

Thank gnickynackynoos
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Just 4 or 5 tables but great coffee and cakes. Italian food, excellent coffee and the waitress are "real" Italians. Great atmosphere there.

Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed 16 October 2016

One queen Margaret Drive Glasgow and again with a deep Italian connection. We had soup, two ciabattas, coffee, tea and some cake. Just lovely being so fresh and flavoursome. It is difficult to leave without taking some carry out cakes. Well worth a visit.

Thank jimglas01
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We just poped in for a quick coffee and a canoli, but immediately this place felt like being on holiday in Italy. Everyting was just as you'd find in a cafe in a backstreet in an Italian city and I can't give any praise higher...More

Thank Brownyonder
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Cail Bruich
1,267 reviews
.46 km away
Bread Meats Bread West End
145 reviews
.46 km away
Papercup Coffee Company
125 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby Attractions
Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace
1,687 reviews
.36 km away
Kelvingrove Park
871 reviews
.81 km away
Glasgow West End
961 reviews
.83 km away
Queen's Cross Church
39 reviews
.83 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Smile Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow G20 8NZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing