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trans-europe cafe

#140 of 1,840 Restaurants in Glasgow
#150 of 1,984 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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City Centre
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parnie street, Glasgow, Scotland
01415527999
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

Small cafe / restaurant with train theme. Nice staff excellent food. Can be a bit crowded. Probably not all that children friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Peter B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Small cafe / restaurant with train theme. Nice staff excellent food. Can be a bit crowded. Probably not all that children friendly.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you like a sandwich, you have to try this place. Retro interior, and a great range of euro themed sandwiches!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great place for breakfast. I had French toast with banana and cinnamon - Amazing! The staff were so friendly and made our visit a lovely experience.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a lovely relaxing evening in this cafe. A great find, excellent food. Good to have an alternative in the city centre instead of the usual bland chain restaurants. Friendly and engaging staff. Will look forward to a return visit.

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Glasgow
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had lunch in this quirky wee café for the first time recently, and will definitely go back. The menu's dominated by sandwiches named after European cities; I had a Hamburg(er) and my companion had a chicken based Copenhagen; they were both great. The full breakfast being scoffed at the next table looked good too, and very sensibly served all day.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

a friends and i arrived at this very stylish looking cafe about 5 minutes before they opened. we thought we would go in anyway instead of standing ouutside in the freezing cold. we entered and the chef looked at us funny for a minute, then asked what we were doing here because they werent open yet. eventually the waiter came... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Have worked next to this Café for a good number of years now and never had the chance to venture in. Met with a colleague recently and decided to give it a try. As it was lunchtime we just had sandwiches, which were lovely and fresh with plenty of filling, good siders too with salad, coleslaw and crisps - just... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Visited for a private function on 14 March 2015. This was a first visit as i had never heard of the cafe it sits just yards from the Tron theatre just off Trongate in the centre of Glasgow.The food and service were amazing. I had a starter of Aubergine Fritters a main of Sea Bass served on a bed of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is the best wee cafe in Glasgow - great music too. I host a lot of Air BnB guests who come to Glasgow looking for recommendations for reasonably priced lunch and good coffee and I always try to send them here. The staff are friendly and the decor is very unique and special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I ventured into the cafe on a quiet midweek with wife and baby. smallish cafe so probably woukdnt want to risk baby in there on bustling weekend..id get uncomfortable if he played up or beibg loud. anyway the staff were more than welcoming and chatted to us and interacted with the bairn. our kid is actually dairy intollerant and firat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: parnie street, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: 01415527999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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