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Coias Cafe

473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
+44 141 554 3822
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ice cream” (56 reviews)
“pasta” (62 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fantastic place this is. The food the staff the ambience, amazing. I almost didn’t want to leave. On a Saturday night the restaurant was full this didn’t effect the service or the food in the slightest. As a table of six we were...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a Glasweigian foodie I have tried loads of restaurants in the city and surrounds but I always keep coming back to Coias. The food is utterly amazing and can definitely compete with the best Glasgow has to offer. Having fed generations of Glasgow families...More

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived at Coia's without a booking, had forgotten it was Father's Day but had brought visitors from Cornwall to Glasgow to see the sights and the staff fitted us in and provided a lovely meal for all 5 of us. Visitors absolutely over the moon...More

Thank mc012018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a gem and would be coming back again. Yet another busy day and apparently that’s the norm. I’m glad we booked ahead. The atmosphere is relaxing and cosy and unpretentious. A great place to bring kids. We had a sharing platter as starter and...More

Thank Adychia
Reviewed 1 week ago

What s fab lunch we had in Coias and such a friendly family atmosphere. The staff are so friendly and attentive and the food is delicious. We have visited this restaurant regularly over the past years even although we live in Ayr and have booked...More

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Thank magswozencroft
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful and lively find in Glasgow. We have probably driven passed it a hundred times over the years but finally decided to stop and find out for ourselves what was behind the blue facade. We were certainly hooked from the off....staff and clientele all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service, quality and hospitality all first class, even on the bank holiday when extremely busy staff still had time to go that bit further to make everyone enjoy their visit

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Thank Billzo4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot fault this place. Food, staff, atmosphere, music all great. Don’t be disappointed if you arrive on a busy afternoon, be sure to book ahead.

Thank RobbieBaillie
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for a post-workout meal. Had the chicken breast and calamari rings for starters and was not disappointed. Calamari was especially done well. Service was quality too. Would definitely recommend for lunch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Coias Cafe last night as a table of 9. We had prebooked which was just as well as the cafe was full. It was my mum's 70th birthday celebration and I had dropped off a birthday cake and balloons prior to our arrival....More

Thank jely12
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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
  • 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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.
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