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trans-europe cafe

#173 of 1,956 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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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
Casually Boho

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
GoonShow
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Glasgow
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Reviewer
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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?