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Oscar & Holly's, Crow Road, Glasgow

Oscar & holly's, crow road, glasgow

Oscar & Holly's

The single shot

Bright, inviting, family-friendly and consistently busy.

Oscar & Holly's, 301 Crow Road, Glasgow G11 7BU. Map »

Tel 0141 563 4588
Email andrew.mowat3
@ntlworld.com

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Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 10am-5pm

Adding some local colour.

I should have written this review ages ago.

Oscar & Holly’s is one of the closest coffee shops to where I live, just five minutes up the road, and was also one of my first regular haunts.

But I was saving it for a special occasion – well, of sorts. To be more accurate, I was saving it for the entirely predictable day when somewhere I planned to visit was unexpectedly shut.

That day came a couple of weeks ago, and so it was to plan B.

And what a plan B it is.

Oscar & Holly’s is the heart of Broomhill and is everything you’d expect of a neighbourhood coffee house – especially in this area.

The decor is fantastically bright and inviting, with massive coloured lights and walls that almost glow.

It’s clear that O&H knows its market. The term “family friendly” was practically invented for this place. I can’t remember the last time I was there and it was child-free – there are always people stopping in, whether with babies while their older offspring are at school, for an after-school treat or a weekend family lunch.

My latest visit was on a Saturday afternoon and the place was almost full – I nabbed the last table – with as broad a range of customers as I’d come to expect from previous visits.

The coffee is tasty and inexpensive (£2.20 for a cappuccino), and because Oscar & Holly’s manages to attract so many different kinds of customers, they’re as happy for you to sit and digest a paper or do some work as they are if you go in for a full, slap-up – and very tasty, from past experience – lunch.

There’s a big selection of cakes on offer, too, and those I’ve sampled over time have always been delicious.

Pretty much the only downside I can think of is that it’s a bit out of the way for many of you. But for me, it’s practically on my doorstep – and that’s the way I like it.

Comments: 3 (Add)

SM on January 29 2013 at 16:59

I think you must be on a different planet! I also live in the area and finally went this weekend past.

The place was packed with children - couldn't hear my own thoughts. The bright green decor was dirty, and i mean dirty, along the skirting boards.

The scrambled eggs I ordered literally tasted like they had been obliterated in a nuclear blast, and the coffee was cold.

Glad you had a better experience but I was beyond let down.

Dave on January 29 2013 at 17:34

So sorry to hear you had a bad experience! I did suggest that it was likely to be packed with kids - it's that kind of place. Did you send your coffee back? I would have if it was cold - indeed, I've done that before in other places - never had a cold one here.

West end girl on January 18 2014 at 10:36

Such a shame the coffee is so awful here. It shouldn't really be mentioned on this site!

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