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Avenue G Cafe - Byres Road

#376 of 1,974 Restaurants in Glasgow
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291 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TL, Scotland
+44 141 339 5336
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8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still one of the best in a west end packed with cafes

Always good. This is my favourite cafe in the west end. So popular, sometimes you can't get a table. Food is always tasty, inventive and generous. Tastes like it's good for you too. Maybe not the cakes - although they're delicious. The coffee is the best. The staff work hard, getting around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
NGBute
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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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English first
Rothesay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Always good. This is my favourite cafe in the west end. So popular, sometimes you can't get a table. Food is always tasty, inventive and generous. Tastes like it's good for you too. Maybe not the cakes - although they're delicious. The coffee is the best. The staff work hard, getting around everybody and making sure they've got what they... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Coffee is always good as is the food and the cakes are excellent. Service rather slow though staff work hard and it can be a problem getting a seat as it's so popular. Their second outlet on Great Western Road is also worth a visit.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

.All I wanted was a chicken sandwich and coffee for me lunch, But you feel so rude and selfish interrupting the chef and waiters Blethering. How they laughed. So after 20 mins with no sign of my lunch arriving I left, they obviously had more important things to do. I contented my self with getting something to eat from tescos.... More 

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AvenueGCafe, Owner at Avenue G Cafe - Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi Richard Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. Obviously we are disappointed and embarrassed that we have let ourselves down when it comes to maintaining the high standard of service that we hold ourselves to. All of our staff members should have been keeping to these standards, regardless of whether the manager was in or not,... More 

gloucester
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Coffee and cake , sitting outside in the summer sunshine. Fabulous cappacinno, as good as made in Italy. Fabulous cheesecake and for my daughter gluten free chocolate and beetroot cake which was also fabulous. If I lived in Glasgow it would be a regular haunt. Service was also very good.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was treated to a late lunch in here by my Uncle who loves the place. I think he is trying to bring every member of the family here at some point. I have to say we were greeted by very friendly staff. They know my Uncle as he is a regular; everyone who knows him made an effort to... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We relaxed on a Saturday afternoon here, and although it was busy, our coffee was perfect and my wife extremely pleased with the gluten free cakes on offer. I would definitely recommend for its bustling energetic atmosphere.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Welcome was cold. 'Table service' we were told. Signs confirm this. After 20 minutes, with no service, upped and left. Pathetic.

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AvenueGCafe, Owner at Avenue G Cafe - Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi epicureglasgow Firstly thankyou for taking the time to write us a review. Obviously we are concerned by the level of service that you received that day - definitely not high standards we hold ourselves to - and of course you never had the chance to try some of our highly-rated coffee and our delicious menu. It would be very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I've come to Avenue G a lot. Yes, sometimes they're understaffed and if you're in a hurry, sometimes there's a wait. BUT most of the time - even Sunday mornings - you can get the best coffee on the Byres Road and a fantastic scone, baked eggs and bacon sandwich for not a lot of money. The quality here -... More 

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AvenueGCafe, Owner at Avenue G Cafe - Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi Karen Thanks for taking the time to write a review - and such a nice one at that. We're so glad you're enjoying what we bring to Glasgow (although I thought you'd said you were trying to stay away from the scones?!?!). It's always nice to see you round ours - looking forward to the next time. Thanks again... More 

Stirlingshire
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

First visit here was a few months back so gave it a second try. Turned out to be equally as bad as the first one. Really can`t understand the good reviews. It`s cramped, uncomfortable, with shaky tables, and the service is woefully slow. Reasonable bacon on waffle but definitely not a bargain. It`s clearly not run by a coffee lover... More 

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AvenueGCafe, Manager at Avenue G Cafe - Byres Road, responded to this review

Hello Daljem Sorry to read your review. I am just as disappointed as you are that your experience wasn't up to scratch, although I would like to address some of the points in your review. Firstly, as other Tripadvisor reviews will attest to, we are proud to serve some of the best speciality coffee in Glasgow. That is to say... More 

Scotland
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Was on Byers Road to watch the bike racing at the Commonwealth Games, but with the bad weather resulting in being soaked to the bone, ran into Avenue G Cafe to grab a coffee. Lovely little cafe, with a lot of tables (both outside, at the front of the cafe and towards the back of the shop upstairs). Good priced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 291 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 141 339 5336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: Bakeries, British
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm

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