Café D'Jaconelli

Café D'Jaconelli
570 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7EE
  • Telephone 0141 946 1124
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–6pm.
  • Average price £6.50 (lunch)
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An authentic taste of Glasgow in the 1950s, renowned for delicious artisan ice-cream.

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When you’ve got a good thing going, don’t change it. This has been the formula that has successfully taken Café D’Jaconelli through a rich history at it's Maryhill base, starting in 1924. True, the café was featured in Trainspotting, but the appealing authenticity of this affectionately regarded spot goes far beyond a cult film. In a West End filling up with hip new coffee houses, Jaconelli feels a lot cooler – a place where you can eat delicious artisan ice-cream in 1950s style booths with the songs of the era, an original jukebox machine and an illuminated fish tank setting the scene. The classic old-school café food is excellent value, featuring ever-popular breakfasts, plus local favourites such as a creamy macaroni cheese, and it’d be turning your back on history not to try a knickerbocker glory from this abiding café.

  • High point: The inimitable character of the café
  • Low point: Ice-cream could be served with less sauce
  • Average price: £6.50 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: 1940s-50s music
  • Capacity: 25
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 1924

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