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Coias Cafe

€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza, Cafe
473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
+44 141 554 3822
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (57 reviews)
“pasta” (63 reviews)
“focaccia” (10 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 926 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only came for soup but it was lovely, thoroughly enjoyable. I’ve deducted one point for the slightly overly friendly staff - I don’t like to be called “darling” over and over again and we were asked for our drinks order by three separate waiters....More

Thank arewenearlythereyet0
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we take all feedback onboard and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, attentive waiting staff. I asked for a “real” carabonara i.e. no cream, just eggs, Parmesan and pancetta albeit not on the menu and the chef was only too pleased to accommodate. This was my first visit but I’ll certainly return. Bravo.

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Thank leselywilliam
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your carbonara and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly bustling atmosphere with good food but check your bill. On each of our last two visits for a family dinner they added an extra £27.55 bottle of wine onto our bill. When I mentioned it the on the second visit the waiter just laughed....More

Thank Trailadvisor
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Trailadvisor, Sorry to read your review of your visit last Sunday. On ordering another Sauvignon Blanc, we mistook this to be a bottle rather than a glass. The restaurant was very busy and your table’s bill initially had not been updated on the till...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this little gem with my daughter. Didn't have a booking but was lucky to get a table. We had pizza/ pasta, which was fantastic, followed by good old fashioned ice cream, all I can say is" it was worth going of my diet!" Service...More

Thank paisleyhappyharry
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Harry, delighted you enjoyed and it’s always good to treat yourself once in a while. Hope you’ll come for another visit again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let’s start with the coffee best I’ve tasted in Glasgow (I work in a coffe shop and thought we served the best in Glasgow boy was I wrong) My sister and I were spoiled for choice after reading the menu so decided to go with...More

Thank Maud R
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Maud, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. Our coffee is the best (even if I am biased). See you again soon! Many thanks, Alfredo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a bustling italian restaruatnt located in Glasgow's end. We loved the atmosphere and amazing pasta. We got half portions of the pastas with salada and the size was perfect. We had a great waiter who was friendly. We sat near the kitchen which...More

Thank PandMinDC
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review. The booths by the kitchen are always popular! Delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place oozes friendliness when you arrive, and the food was fantastic. Both pastas, a pizza and a burger were eaten with huge smiles on our faces. The staff went above and beyond to make this a memorable occasion for my partner's Dad. One he...More

Thank James S
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you James, we really appreciate your feedback. Hope you’ll come back again soon and make more memories.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went off reviews and thought we’d try this place out for breakfast. It was a bit fancier than expected but the food was excellent. We all had a traditional Scottish breakfast with coffee. We prefer a little more relaxed atmosphere but there was nothing...More

Thank travellover914
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, delighted you enjoyed your breakfasts.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to go for breakfast a couple of weeks ago after reading good reviews online. The decor is beautiful with a lively atmosphere and all staff were very helpful. It was also very clean inside. My partner ordered a full breakfast and I ordered...More

Thank Cheryl M
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and apologies again for the coffee, which is included with a full breakfast. Sometimes if drinks are ordered before food, it needs to be updated when the full breakfast is ordered on the till. I hope that makes sense....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it's fine, no intention of slagging it, nice big fresh portions, mac cheese/chips and partners sea food dish, money is not a problem but just a few quid dearer than other places where would get the same quality. service fine, clearly boss knew lots...More

Thank Wreckingbaw
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your kind review. Please say hello when you are next in!

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Louise O
3 July 2018|
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Response from Alfredo C | Property representative |
Hi Louise, Unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the main restaurant (guide dogs excluded), we do have a large outside seating area which is popular in all weather. I hope this helps. Thanks
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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