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19 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8SQ, Scotland
+44 1436 679915
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for a quick, light lunch. Wish we hadn't bothered. What a dreadful place this is, run by very rude, disrespectful staff who have no idea about customer service. We arrived and seated ourselves, ended up having to go up and place our order as no waitress came over to welcome us or take our order. Whilst waiting... More 

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1 Thank Sallie M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to Cafe 19 in a wee while but it is my favourite place to have breakfast in town. I have brought numerous people to this cafe for everything from a coffee to a full breakfast or lunch. It does have only a few staff but I like the fact that they remember me and my son. The... More 

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Thank Sarah H
York, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were expecting a main meal in our hotel in the evening and so just wanted a light lunch. This place fitted the bill. My husband had a jacket potato with filling and salad and I had a toasted sandwich with salad. We each had drinks and the price we paid was good value. The waitress who served us was... More 

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Thank Lindagreenacre
Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

poor service owner moaning about staff not being in he couldn't even sort a coffee with out staff bits missing off the menu nothing offered in place on the breakfasts moaned that 6 of us would want to eat at once and that I had pulled some tables together definitely will not go back

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1 Thank Lee D
miskacat1, Owner at Cafe 19, responded to this review

Thank you for your post As you were clearly aware I was by myself and had a number of customers to serve. As chef, coffee maker etc until staff come in I can understand your angst that I was unable to serve and create a special table for you. Things not on the menu... sometimes we are beholden to our... More 

Lancashire
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433 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were on a coach tour of the area and the day's schedule demanded that we take lunch slightly early. We spotted Cafe 19 and, more importantly our driver emerging with a takeaway - it later emerged that he always gets his lunch there when in Helensburgh. The staff were friendly and welcoming and service was quick. We both had... More 

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1 Thank LightAleCavalier
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had been out for the day up Loch Lomond round by Arrochar and stopped for lunch in Helensburgh. on the main road spotted this small very clean, easily accessed cafe with great menu. We had the home made soup, beautiful hot lentil, with sandwich, choice of tuna, ham or cheese, brown or white bread. the sandwiches were fresh made... More 

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1 Thank svenskmum
Glasgow
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I felt I had to write to say how much my two friends and I enjoyed our lunch here today. I went in with some trepidation, as I had heard mixed reviews. However, we had a delicious and hearty lunch. One had soup and sandwich - lovely, tasty homemade soup and fresh sandwich, the other two had different paninis, both... More 

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1 Thank JaneasGlasgow
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

My wife and I visited for lunch. We were initially slightly perturbed by the slow service but the young server had just started that day and was probably more friendly and helpful than I ever was on a first day at work with all that that entails! It isn't 5* dining but doesn't pretend to be - my 'all day... More 

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Thank RelaxedRetiredOldMan
Belfast, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for a cuppa & a scone. The scone was delicious & the tea was really hot & full of flavour. Staff very friendly & accommodating!!

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Thank Stephanie S
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Called in for coffee at 3pm on Wed, met by a greeting of "only drinks and cakes" we said we only required a coffee. Only two in the cafe, staff then started clearing up round about us so felt like we were keeping them back. Looking around made me feel I was glad I was only having a coffee, carpet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8SQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 679915

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?