Trans-Europe Café

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Trans-Europe Café
25 Parnie Street, Glasgow, G1 5RJ
  • Telephone 0141 552 7999
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–5pm (Supper club Fri/Sat 6.30–10pm)
  • Average price £7 (lunch); £14 (evening meal)
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There's nowhere like it in Glasgow, nor Scotland, nor the rest of the UK. In fact, you'd be hard pushed to find somewhere similar on the continent, despite the big lovingly homaged Euro-nod it gives with the name, the eye-catching tiled maps, and décor and music – adding up to a perfectly pitched 'je ne ken whit'. It's cool and hip, positioned on a slightly rundown but appealingly arty part of town, but it's no exclusive hipster hangout, instead it has a wide appeal to diners of all ages who regularly fill up the old bus seats and window benches ready to tuck into some quality café food coming out of the semi-open kitchen. There is a range of tasty breakfast and brunch options or loosely-themed Euro-city sandwiches such as the Madrid with chorizo, pesto and mozzarella. plus burgers and steak – there are salads too, which tend to offer the sandwich fillings without the bread and with extra greenery.

  • High point: Almost everything
  • Low point: Limited chance to sample dinner
  • Average price: £7 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: classic hits
  • Capacity: 36
  • Largest group: 36
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle

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