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“Best coffee in Glasgow”
Review of Smile Cafe

Smile Cafe
Ranked #182 of 2,411 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Fast Food, Cafe
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Best coffee in Glasgow”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Had been wanting to visit this wee place for a while and was blown away by the coffee. Very drinkable and reasonably priced. Run by two friendly italians this place is quaint and unassuming but stands out as possibly the only place to go for a coffee in Glasgow.

They have on offer an extensive array of sandwiches and other fayre which I can't wait to try. Recommend thoroughly to those who appreciate a damn good coffee!

  • Visited September 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“After One Year Still Is Good”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Its been almost a year now, since i have been at smile cafe' the first time. I have to say alot has changed, new Italian products are available, coffee loyalty card, and the owners are one year older :) But overall the quality of the coffee and sandwiches has still remained the same. It is in my opinion still the best espresso you will have in Glasgow, and probably the best value for your money for a quick lunch. As a southern Italian I truly enjoy the atmosphere which is that of any italian cafe' down in my region. Its definitely worth my walk back from university during lunch time. I still recommend this cafe' to anyone who wants to taste real espresso, and a real 'panino'!

  • Visited July 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good coffee good company”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

This little Italian Cafe is sort of my extended livingroom.
Santino and Rocco have established in a short time a much loved cafe with a lot of regulars coming back again and again. The coffee is fantastic and of best quality. Santino's home baking is beyond words and always worth a sin. They use best Italian ingrediences and everything is prepared with love and passion for food. A lot of Italians are there regularily and Italian language is heard a lot.
The owners continuously work on changes and improvements for their little shop and never run out of new ideas. Italian specialities are offered beside the regular paninis, cakes, beverages and ice cream.

Make sure not to miss this little gem in the Westend!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ciorstain
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow.”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

These guys know how to make coffee. Brilliant friendly service, quality food. Fantastic sketion f filled rolls & light snacks. Amazing cakes! I will be returning!

  • Visited July 2013
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glasgow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Small but perfectly formed, asolutely love the place!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I found Smile Cafe at the end of June and have been back nearly ten times already! The food, coffee and owners are all great and it all adds up to being a place I feel really comfortable in.

  • Visited July 2013
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