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Coias Cafe

#85 of 1,894 Restaurants in Glasgow
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473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
+44 141 554 3822
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Coia's many times - mostly for breakfast (I love that they include fried bread) but also for dinner on a few occasions. The service has always been top-notch and the food is brilliant. Although it is always busy, especially on the weekends, the wait staff are always smiling and happy to help, including the manager himself. If... More 

Thank Ishbel M
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244 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with a friend for brunch/lunch. We had the panini with salad that was nice indeed but nothing special. The service wasn't outstanding, just service as in any other places. Something that I really couldn't believe my eyes is that there were no women working at this place but about 8/10 men 😳😳😳 What is wrong with us? As... More 

Thank Angielondonct
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some relatives recommended this as a good place for Breakfast in the east end so we tried it out. Its a bit out of town if you don't have transport but we couldn't fault the breakfast. Decent selection and the food was great, staff where also super friendly!

Thank Terrycharleton
Clydebank, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to Coia's for Sunday morning breakfast. Service was excellent, food served was hot and very tasty. Ample toast supplied. All in all could not find any fault. Will definitely return. Deli had some fantastic foodstuffs to buy.

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Thank Maureen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never had a bad meal in here. Staff are friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend as you won't be disappointed

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in milion of times and we always enjoy the food. Service is very helpful and friendly. Portions are massive. However take away is completely different story.. Carbonara was swimming in sauce but not enough pasta. Gammon steak came out looking like a left over from someone elses dinner. Egg without the yolk. Cold potatoes. Steak pie was... More 

1 Thank Anna S
Alfredo C, Owner at Coias Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Sorry to read your review, I have spoken with the chef and he is bewildered as to what could have gone wrong. Can I ask that you give us a call/make yourself known and we can arrange to rectify the situation and ensure that doesn't happen again. Please ask for myself. Kind regards Alfredo More 

Glasgow, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived close by for over 20 years, and previously a regular of Coias, I am well aware of the excellent food and quality service provided. So why don't I visit more? Well even before the renovations more and more tables were added, and since the renovations the space to sit is even tighter. Every time close family come to... More 

1 Thank giverblue13
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our very early Christmas dinner here. My friend reserve a table for 8 at 7 pm. However they were some mistakes so it was reserved at 815 pm. Just check again if they have managed to book your table. Anyway. As soon as we enter the place it was really busy but nice atmosphere. The staff are very... More 

1 Thank Mara S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glasgows best in a word love the place great simple food well Prepared at a decent price with courteous service. Live 160 miles away but always go

Thank Fraser M
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been fairly regular visitors at Coia's of late. The food is always excellent and the place looks great since it has had a makeover. We just had the feeling that the waiters thought they were doing us a favour by serving us on our last visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 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
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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