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trans-europe cafe

#188 of 1,891 Restaurants in Glasgow
#202 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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parnie street, Glasgow, Scotland
01415527999
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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 lunch, great price

Visited here twice now, excellent choice of sandwiches for lunch. Wide variety that will suit all tastes. Big plateful which is always a good thing. Staff are really friendly, service is quick. Will be back soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Craig J
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited here twice now, excellent choice of sandwiches for lunch. Wide variety that will suit all tastes. Big plateful which is always a good thing. Staff are really friendly, service is quick. Will be back soon.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Quirky and off the wall but the food is usually pretty good. Haven't been to a themed cafe like this and its so old its gone totally retro. Takes me back to interailing in the 90's.

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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Ate here recently, The food was pretty decent and served as a fairly decent meal, Maybe a little on the bland side, Needed a little oomph in some places. Service was good and the guy who was maybe the owner was a very nice guy. Felt like a very local feel to the place even though its in the centre... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Would recommend this place to anyone. Been a couple of times and always had great breakfast, friendly service and a value price. Much better than Tribeca!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

On our most recent visit we were very impressed that the owner Tony greeted us personally and remembered our names despite it having been at least 4 months since our last visit. My partner has very high standards and rates this as the best breakfast in glasgow. All others are just 'all right' by comparison! Fantastic food and attentive service... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a nice, central cafe with an interesting interior. Unfortunately, I've given it two goes now, and it's just too average to be bothered with for a third time. On the first occasion last year, my goats cheese toastie came eventually, however the only thing toasted was the bread. Stone cold peppers and even colder goats cheese do not... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went in mid week late afternoon. service was very friendly wifi and plug point available no fuss when I moved tables to be nearer to one. nice wine. I had soup and a sandwich soup lacked flavour was kind of watery and in Scotland you really have to get lentil right. Sandwich bread looked and tasted cheap partly my fault... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place is my go to when people come to visit me. Always reliable and very reasonably priced- they also do THE BEST eggs benedict!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This cafe on Parnie St is a hidden gem. It doesn't look much from the outside, but, go in and you'll find an enthusiastic owner who is proud of his cafe and food, whose hand decorated map walls are amazing, whose cafe seats come from old trains, and whose delicious sandwiches are named after all the major railway stations in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been twice now, and it is a lovely spot for something to eat! Tasty and decent sized French toast with a selection of extras to go with it. Very polite and pleasant staff :) Would happily eat there regular if I lived closer!!

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?