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Kelvingrove Cafe

#318 of 1,925 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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1161 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TB, Scotland
+44 141 221 8988
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08:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Glasgow,
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been to this place twice. The first time I was served a £8 glass of orange juice with a dash of grenadine as a "mocktail". The second time I was served the roughest white wine I've ever been served in a bar. I took it back and the waitress offered me a different wine, which should've been nice, but... More 

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Thank DickTurpin4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was hideously greasy, and some of it surprising (not in a good way). The drinks were kind of average but extremely over priced. Dingy interior, not to mention the weird understated frontage. You could guess at the sort of hipster BS establishment it is from the frontage alone. Staffed by bearded hipster weirdies.

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Thank Val P
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Would highly recommend a visit to the Kelvingrove cafe, excellent bar staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit

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Thank Craig N
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came across this little gem by accident and wasn't disappointed. I can sometimes struggle for gluten free breakfast options but this café had the best corn pancakes with halloumi, avocado and tomato salsa, it didn't sound like much on the menu. Service was also great and the atmosphere was chilled. My other half also enjoyed a full breakfast and raved... More 

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Thank laurabeats
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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730 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the jewels in the crown of the Finnieston eating and drinking scene. Always busy upstairs and downstairs. Lovely setting and whilst not the cheapest is worth it. A lot of beers from the Franciscan Well brewery from Cork.

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Thank chepaddy
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live nearby and I do think the food is great here, but be warned the service is so slow! It is like the service staff are going out their way not to catch your eye! If you are okay with this then I would definitely recommend!

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Thank Jenny J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner here recently and overall enjoyed experience. Staff were excellent. Friendly efficient and knowledgeable. Good vegetarian selection. Sat in booth at window but wondered how bar crowd might impinge on a busy night, but was fine for us on a Thursday. However, could not read menus as too dark at table and tealight was no help. Had to use phones... More 

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Thank CheekyMcDonald
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here twice in the weekend, because it was convenient to the hotal (Acorn - see review separately) but also because the food was fabulous and the service was really friendly. Loved the full breakfast and my friend had the vegetarian option one morning, really enjoyed the vegetarian haggis!! And good, strong coffee too.

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Thank philjmd
Perth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day in the museum & popped in here for a coffee & then lunch. The food was a good range of sandwiches & hot dishes. I went for the haggis, neeps & tatties as it was Burn's Night & found it well cooked.

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Thank Darius_J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just popped in for a cup of tea on a cold evening. The fresh tea is lovely here and the tea cups it is served in are a nice touch. Staff were the perfect amount of attentiveness and always smiley. The atmosphere was lovely - good music, lighting and lovely and warm :) Menu looked good and will definitely return... More 

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Thank Nakita2014
Julia B, Manager at Kelvingrove Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Nakita2014, We are delighted to hear you had such a great time at KC on your last visit. We have passed on your praise onto our staff. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, The KC Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1161 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 8988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?