Café Cherubini

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Café Cherubini
360 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9HT
  • Telephone 0141 334 8894
  • Seasonal times Summer: Mon–Wed 9am–10pm.
  • Food served Mon–Wed 9am–7pm; Thu–Sat 9am–midnight; Sun 10am–6pm.
  • Average price £8 (lunch); £10 (evening meal)
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This review is taken from the 2013 edition.

Café Cherubini is a sort of hybrid of trattoria and café – it offers all the standard café items such as fry-ups and filled rolls, soup and baked potatoes, along with a range of straightforward Italian influenced dishes such as focaccia, antipasti, salads and pastas which carry the menu into the evening. Something about the combination of slightly kitschy décor, huge windows and under-awning outdoor seating make you feel like you might have been transported to somewhere a bit more continental. The café has chalked up 15 years in the West End which makes it something of an institution; its sunny aspect and view onto the busy Great Western Road continue to make it a popular stop off for a coffee and a bit of people watching.

  • High point: Great for watching the world go by
  • Low point: The quirky interior is feeling a bit tired
  • Private dining: 20 (mezzanine)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classic rock n pop
  • Live entertainment: Open mic on Thu night; occasional live bands
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 1998
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

Comments & ratings

2. RachelGentings21 Apr 2013, 3:04pm1 star Café Cherubini Report

I feel have to spread the word because Cafe Cherubini is a huge disappointment . . based on google reviews I went to this cafe in the westend yesterday, got there about lunchtime and the place was empty, not an encouraging sign . . the chef or owner who was sitting outside smoking grudgingly got up to seat me and then went back to smoking . .waited 15 mins before giving order, the breakfast with the famous "Italian sausage" . . the chef went to work straight from smoking no hygiene and served up what can only be described as the most mediocre, frankly disgusting breakfast I have seen . . mostly done in mircowave pale bacon was swimming in the water from the scrambled eggs . . when I complained was told that is how we do it, nice attitude . . the worst over priced breakfast I have had which made a second appearance an hour or so later leaving me queasy for the rest of the day .. the whole "Italian" cafe is just a con, doubt anyone involved has even been to Italy !

1. My local28 Feb 2009, 2:57pm5 stars Café Cherubini Report

Very good breakfasts and tasty soups. I would recommend this cafe.

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Average rating 3/5 from 2 reviews of Café Cherubini.

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