Orlando Cafe..I think

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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Josef » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:33 pm

The Egg Man wrote:
yoker brian wrote:
I know it as a Gushet



Isn't that where a street splits? :wink: :?:


Assuming that that's not a joke (and you're barred if it is, naturally - we don't allow jokes in these parts), then that implies that the term differs according to the direction in which you approach the split. Oh, dear. I still want to know the word, though.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:35 pm

tobester wrote:You see places like this, and remember them, then if you never visited them, regret what weve lost...i never went into there, wish i had



The University cafe was and is far superior.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby WeeGee » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:39 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
tobester wrote:You see places like this, and remember them, then if you never visited them, regret what weve lost...i never went into there, wish i had



The University cafe was and is far superior.

We used to go there too :D but think my Nana and Granda preffered the Orlando as it was closer to the pub they used to drink in :) (I think the pub was called the windjammer or something....will ask my Nana at the weekend :))
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Josef » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:40 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
tobester wrote:You see places like this, and remember them, then if you never visited them, regret what weve lost...i never went into there, wish i had



The University cafe was and is far superior.


Indeed. But Orlandos was still quite nice.

I wasn't a great frequenter of Glasgow cafes, being a latecoming non-Weegie and all that, but I used to like that wee triangular place next to Larkfield Depot. It's been a good decade and a half since I last passed it, mind - is it still there?
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby yoker brian » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:40 pm

Josef wrote:
The Egg Man wrote:
yoker brian wrote:I know it as a Gushet


Isn't that where a street splits? :wink: :?:


Assuming that that's not a joke (and you're barred if it is, naturally - we don't allow jokes in these parts), then that implies that the term differs according to the direction in which you approach the split. Oh, dear. I still want to know the word, though.


In order for a street to split it has to be joined in some way ::): - move along nothing to see :roll:
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:43 pm

WeeGee wrote: but think my Nana and Granda preffered the Orlando as it was closer to the pub they used to drink in :) (I think the pub was called the windjammer or something....will ask my Nana at the weekend :))



The Windjammer is correct. God knows how many names it has since.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby WeeGee » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:46 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
WeeGee wrote: but think my Nana and Granda preffered the Orlando as it was closer to the pub they used to drink in :) (I think the pub was called the windjammer or something....will ask my Nana at the weekend :))



The Windjammer is correct. God knows how many names it has since.

Must say I am impressed with my memory for names today! Got the cafe and the pub right! :D
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:00 pm

WeeGee wrote:
The Windjammer is correct. God knows how many names it has since.

Must say I am impressed with my memory for names today! Got the cafe and the pub right! :D[/quote]


An HG night out will fix that.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby WeeGee » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:32 am

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
WeeGee wrote:
The Windjammer is correct. God knows how many names it has since.

Must say I am impressed with my memory for names today! Got the cafe and the pub right! :D



An HG night out will fix that.[/quote]
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby tinbasher » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:23 pm

Living in Arden I used to take the 57 bus all the way to Radnor St, vist the Art Galleries and have a coffee and a roll in the Orlando. I remember they had a wee black and white cat that had free reign of the cafe and it did tricks! Obviously not juggling, conjuring or anything like that but it would "turn its wulkies" doing a sort of forward roll several times in succession.

I used to meet my girlfriend (now Mrs Tinbasher) out of work at lunch time and go to the University Cafe on Elmbank Street. Fantastic helpings of traditional Glasgow food :D Pie and Beans with chips or Macaroni Cheese and chips.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby The Egg Man » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:10 pm

Isn't the Elmbank St cafe the Kings?
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:41 pm

The Egg Man wrote:Isn't the Elmbank St cafe the Kings?


Don't let facts spoil the romance.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby The Egg Man » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:43 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
The Egg Man wrote:Isn't the Elmbank St cafe the Kings?


Don't let facts spoil the romance.


Indeed. Why let the truth ruin a fantasy?
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Monument » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:34 pm

yoker brian wrote:
Josef wrote:Right. See when they demolished that and built the thing that's there now, there was an article in the Evening Times which quoted the architects at length.

They were talking about the fact that it was rare to find a good example of two major streets converging like that and how proud they were, etc...

But they used a specific word to describe the place where the streets converge, and I can't remember what the word was.


I know it as a Gushet


As in Gushet Faulds?
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby tinbasher » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:47 pm

Oh no you've killed my romantic memory deid! Wrang Cafe Ah hope ah married the right girlfriend 8O

Your'e right the University Cafe is Byers Road and has a chippy next door the Kings is Elmbank Street. The cat still did tricks though :)

Fantasy????

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