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Cup Merchant City

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 416 Cafe in Glasgow
Travellers' Choice

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Merchant City
0.2 miles from George Square
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US$5 - US$11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Cafe, British
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time, food was beautiful. Everything was done in line with covid guidelines and we felt very safe.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had originally booked a table for sons birthday in November but was cancelled due to Tier 4 lockdown. Sophie was very helpful with reeboking and also had a very helpful server when we attended yesterday. Food was great and plentiful...shame we couldnt have bubbly due...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Visited Cup in Sat 12th Dec as a festive treat for my girls. The atmosphere was lovely, just what we needed to put us in the Christmas mood. The girls thoroughly enjoyed their kids afternoon tea with sandwiches, hot waffles, brownies & cupcakes accompanied by...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 18 November 2020

Visited yesterday with my husband for afternoon tea. I phoned to see if we could come in an hour early and the staff were very accomadating, nothing was too much problem. Afternoon tea was delicious, all dietary requirements were met. Thoroughly enjoyable

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 17 November 2020

Had a great lunch here with my husband and our Mum’s yesterday for his birthday. Staff were very attentive and even brought a little cupcake with a candle to the table for my husbands birthday - such a lovely thought! Food was also fab, we...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 16 November 2020

My daughter bought a gift voucher for “a bubbly afternoon tea for 2” at Cup as a present. I booked the date online and opted for Cup Merchant City. We had the best tea ever! The venue is fabulous, so quirky and cosy. The staff...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 15 November 2020

The food, the staff and the friendly atmosphere make this wee gem one of my favourite places for afternoon tea. Everything feels so safe and clean too with all the protocols being adhered to without feeling to clinical. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 12 November 2020

Delicious afternoon tea - plenty of variety and everything was super tasty. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable about items on menu. We will definitely return - thank you!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 9 November 2020

Delicious lunch and yummy hot chocolate. My second time here in a matter of weeks. Great service and very friendly staff. I'll definitely be back again soon :D

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Staff couldn't be more friendly and attentive .food delicious. Atmosphere cosy and comfortable. Loved it .

Date of visit: November 2020
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10 December 2019|
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Response from lindypop2003 | Reviewed this property |
I think they still have the voucher deal on itison.
3 July 2017|
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Response from FH816 | Reviewed this property |
I would say the large party shouldn't be a problem as there is a section with a long booth along the window where you could easily seat 7/8 on either side of the tables. Alternatively, if its a nice day there is seating... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cup Merchant City
    Does Cup Merchant City offer takeaway?
    Yes, Cup Merchant City offers takeaway services.
    Does Cup Merchant City offer delivery?
    Yes, Cup Merchant City offers delivery services.
    Is Cup Merchant City implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, Cup Merchant City is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is Cup Merchant City rated?
    Cup Merchant City is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5