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Coias Cafe

#73 of 1,934 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious eggs benedict. Could not fit enough superlatives into a review on this. It was expensive - more than a tenner for breakfast if you include tea. But Coia's is a great eatery...and if you pop next door to their deli you can pick up some great off-the-beaten-track wines or a dessert treat to take away for later.

Thank Dave S
Airdrie, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went in today lunchtime for first time ever and the five of us loved it. Service, quality of food and value for money was great. We opted for the 2 courses for 10.95 and although dishes were slightly smaller than main menu, the portions were still good. The fact that the place was full at lunch on a Monday either... More 

Thank ssenit
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A spur of the moment decision, that got better and better as the evening went on. Had mozzarella sticks that were v.good, followed by Italian burger, it was like having lasagna on a bun, excellent. Was very filling yet we had to have waffles and maple syrup-sensational. Superb meal with friendly staff and comfortable settings. Would recommend for families of... More 

Thank billynsharon
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've started making regular visits to this place from the other side of Glasgow because I can't resist their smoked salmon tagliatelle. One of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. The other dishes look really decent too and the service is definitely up to scratch. It's a friendly atmosphere full of regulars. I'd definitely recommend.

Thank heatherchurch23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Coias for our family meals for nearly 30 years ever since my Gran used to teach in the area and always took us here for a treat. Always a great atmosphere and staff are fantastic.

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Thank emm22
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited Coias for a coffee with my mum and my partner, the place was spotlessly clean and the menu was tempting. On seeing other patrons portions and the presentation of there food we decided to eat there. We had two courses each, all of them different and I couldn't fault anyone of them. Ingredients were all excellent and reasonably... More 

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Thank allan d
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was amazing, great atmosphere and looks beautiful inside. Will be back very soon. Best Italian in Glasgow.

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Thank leetee752
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a coffee and ate as you just cant help it. Lol. Staff great and surroundings clean and tidy.

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Thank desa806
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A welcoming, family friendly, vibrant and clean restaurant. Tasty, fresh and well cooked food. Delicious! A good range of food and also a menu for those on a budget.

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Thank Karencon778
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding Food, service and hospitality in an old fashioned Glasgow Italian Cafe. A must for everyone.

Thank Kenny D

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, 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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