Bonis Cafe - Clarkston

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Bonis Cafe - Clarkston

Postby Glasgow Girl » Sun Mar 24, 2002 1:39 pm

This place NEEDS to be photographed!! It is caught ina 1950/60s time warp!! The fixtures and fittings are all original...the coffee machines and ice cream machines are antique...and the toilets still have the "spend a penny " mechanisms on the doors...And i swear the owners must be from that time too! Bonis can be found in Clarkston...I doubt it'll be there for too much longer. Quite unique!
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Postby Anne » Thu Apr 18, 2002 6:36 pm

:D HEY THERE
Ive been in that very place...quite impressive, its hard to imagine why it was so quiet cause I was completely facinated by it. All that it missed was the old wurlitzer duke box!!
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Postby Fossil » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:46 pm

..I've been and It is quite unique I think. The owners are really nice.
At least its not star*ucks.. worth a visit.

p.s cones start at 90p
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Postby Sharon » Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:11 pm

Was the framed daily mail photographs of Diana still sitting on the end of the dusty counter when you were there???

Must. go. take. pictures.

The place has a museum quality to it!
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Postby Fossil » Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:05 pm

don’t remember seeing it :? only popped in for five min. my mem cards were full that day so no pic's but I'm sure they would let anyone....
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Postby duncan » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:02 pm

Sharon, i think you need to do a series on the classy old cafes in Glasgow. As well as Boni's, can I nominate:
University Cafe, Byres Road (my local, the takeaway does probably the best value pizzas in Glasgow)
Vald'oro - London Road (went in here for a fish tea on Sunday)
Jaconelli's - Maryhill Road near Queen's Cross Church (still got the Wurlitzer)
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Postby Fossil » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:08 pm

There’s a fab one in Clydebank as well just up from the train station
Sharon how about a event of cafes in Glasgow. April?
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Postby Sharon » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:36 pm

Well thats one for each corner of Glasgow!!! But yes, these definately need to be visited, camera in hand, i expect they will expire along with their owners. Well, Boni's probaly will anyway.

Perhaps April can bring us some Cafe culture!

They could be worked into individual walks given as they aren't exactly close together!
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Postby dee » Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:07 pm

theres still an old one at the top end of vickie road
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Postby evilmiss » Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:05 am

I can recommend the 'State Cafe' on Paisley Road West, opposite Bellahouston Park...and Castlevecci's on New Street in Paisley...
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Postby turbozutek » Sat Apr 10, 2004 12:03 pm

Barrhead plays host to the 'Alpino' - italian fish and chip shop with sit in area.

Totally eighties tastic.

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Boni's Cafe - Ha ha

Postby daddylovesbeaver » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:08 am

This site just gets better. I think it must be Boni's that lie's halfway between my gran's house in Cathcart and my uncles in Eaglesham. I remember going in one day to get bacon rolls, and it was just around the time of The League of Gentlemen, and there was a definite Edward and Tubbs feel to the place. There were these ancient, giant chocolate boxes, and a near holographic, flaming gold effect picture of an eagle on the wall. It was absolutely dead too. It took about half an hour to make two rolls, and nobody else came in in that time. I'd almost forgotten that was there.
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Postby Kirsty » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:40 am

The Central Cafe in Saltmarket is a bit like that. Don't ever go to the toilets though!!! You have to go "down the stair" 8O 8O

Does anyone ever remember a wee fish tea place at the back of St Enochs. It was called the Cottage or something?


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Postby Pgcc93 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:29 pm

Kirsty wrote:
It was called the Cottage or something?


Kirsty

You'll need to ask The Modern Fossil he your man when it comes to cottages etc. :!: :?: ::): :wink:
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Postby turbozutek » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:32 pm

Pgcc93 wrote:
Kirsty wrote:
It was called the Cottage or something?


Kirsty

You'll need to ask The Modern Fossil he your man when it comes to cottages etc. :!: :?: ::): :wink:


There are soooooooooo many ways to take that statment. :P

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