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.

Coias Cafe

€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza, Cafe
473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
+44 141 554 3822
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (64 reviews)
“ice cream” (56 reviews)
“crispy chips” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (816)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 806 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always bring visitors to Glasgow here. Makes us look good..... Breakfast as good as anytime and always busy.

Thank Jks711
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great place! Would highly recommend. Amazing food and really great staff. Always booming when you go in and great with kids

Thank louiseO9032YV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a delicious lunch with our daughter and son in law as they were about to catch the train to London. It was a perfect way to begin the holiday feeling. The service was excellent as usual and of course the meal was most...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank Janice B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique family atmosphere and first class service.The food was excellent.Look forward to visiting again with family and friends.

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank simon709
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was delish, staff friendly and helpful. Lovely place. We will be back. Bought cake from the deli for dessert at home, yum.

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank Linda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, service and choice on the menu, I would highly recommend Coias cafe to any visitors to Dennistoun. QQQQQQ

Thank James O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Coias for breakfast and having visited a few time we were not disappointed .. called ahead booked a booth ...we both went for coias full breakfast which was as served with fresh toast and a big mug of tea which was fantastic the...More

Thank Lcal13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed an excellent meal here with family. Good choice of items on the menu which did not disappoint. Knowledgable staff offered advice when asked and provided efficient service throughout our visit.

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank dugsmum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I was brought up nearby I never expected to find, tasty, well prepared food and attentive staff in a Dennistoun restaurant. If Coia's was there in 1892 it is no longer a surprise that Wild Bill Hickock stayed nearby when he visited Glasgow .

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank glenfalloch63
Nearby Restaurants
Bilson Eleven
118 reviews
.18 km away
488 reviews
.07 km away
112 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Necropolis
2,462 reviews
.92 km away
Tennents Wellpark Brewery
646 reviews
.72 km away
Glasgow Cathedral
2,076 reviews
1.10 km away
Provand's Lordship
285 reviews
1.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
joseph c c
15 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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.
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