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trans-europe cafe

#126 of 1,943 Restaurants in Glasgow
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
hidden gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
gary m
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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Shetland
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13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

we came here for breakfast two mornings in a row on our weekend away lovely delicious French toast with Banana and cinnamon is to be recommended followed by delicious piping hot coffee the evening menu looks delicious, would like to revisit again of an evening The only down side to this fab trendy café, with lovely décor, is that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is my favourite place for breakfast in Glasgow. Although the ventilation might be somwhat better the food is simply amazing. I have never been here for dinner though. Friendly service and relaxed athmosfere.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I used to eat here regularly a couple years ago. It was always enjoyable, with pleasant staff and unique decor. Since they remodelled and upgraded the hours/menu, the experience has only improved. Now open later to catch the overflow from Tron Theatre, you can swing by in the morning for coffee and an omelet or in the early evening for... More 

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Tarbert, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I only had scrambled eggs on toast with black pudding and tea but it was just perfect. My better half had fantastic Eggs Florentine, which I managed to grab some of, perfect poached eggs and superb Hollandaise sauce. Good service/staff and music too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place is great, we have been in for dinner and loved it but also the breakfast/lunch menu is amazing. Omelettes are filling and a good size, the hollandaise sauce on the eggs benedict was perfection and they know how to make a good cup of coffee. They get the basics right and then the a la carte menu is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Super wee Cafe, almost always busy but very well managed and never waiting long for a table. Great service out front with a smile and a chat. Tony always makes time for his regulars to pass a comment or joke and his front of house team create a relaxed friendly atmosphere. The Chefs are superb, great choice of food and... More 

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north wales
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

sad to say that this previously loved little cafe is taking its eye off the ball.we were in Glasgow for three nights in December and we would normally have breakfast here every day and possibly dinner on at least one of the nights. We went for breakfast on the first day and were the only four people in at around... 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, Outdoor seating, 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?