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> The Bluebird Cafe & Orlando Cafe, Two cafes I remember
ilookedup
post 3rd Aug 2009, 07:36pm
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Two cafes I remember, The first was the Bluebird on Pollokshaws Road near Queens Park. They did the most amazing lime ice drinks. The ice cream was blended in not just dropped in in a blob. Almost an early version of a frappuccino. (Try ice cream in Guinness it works).

I can't remember the name of the second it was at the junction of Argyle & Sauchiehall streets at Kelvingrove. We used to descend there en masse on a sunday after playing football in the park.

Best things I remember about the cafes are; drinking coffee from a pyrex cup is as cool as it gets, and the ice cream. Ice cream has to be the best dessert ever.




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post 5th Aug 2009, 03:37am
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I mind the Bluebird well.


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post 5th Aug 2009, 06:48am
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I worked at the BlueBird on Pollokshaws Rd. when I was a young teenager.5/-shillings a shift. rolleyes.gif


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post 5th Aug 2009, 08:56pm
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I might be getting on a bit Stratson, but 5 bob a shift probably predates me.


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post 12th Feb 2010, 12:19am
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I remember both cafes. Queen's Park one was my favourite. On very, very special occasions I was allowed to have a Knickerbocker Glory. Kelvingrove one was when my Dad used to take me to the Art Galleries on a Sunday and we would walk from Paisley Road Toll going through the tunnel under the Clyde!!! Anybody remember that?
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post 13th Feb 2010, 09:31pm
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QUOTE (ilookedup @ 5th Aug 2009, 08:54pm) *
I might be getting on a bit Stratson, but 5 bob a shift probably predates me.


This was circa 1947-49. The shift was evenings 6-11p.m.(also had day job.) smile.gif


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post 27th Feb 2010, 09:37pm
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QUOTE (ilookedup @ 3rd Aug 2009, 07:34pm) *
Two cafes I remember, The first was the Bluebird on Pollokshaws Road near Queens Park. They did the most amazing lime ice drinks. The ice cream was blended in not just dropped in in a blob. Almost an early version of a frappuccino. (Try ice cream in Guinness it works).

I can't remember the name of the second it was at the junction of Argyle & Sauchiehall streets at Kelvingrove. We used to descend there en masse on a sunday after playing football in the park.

Best things I remember about the cafes are; drinking coffee from a pyrex cup is as cool as it gets, and the ice cream. Ice cream has to be the best dessert ever.

the cafe at he junction was the Orlando cafe, my pal and I used to go there all the way from the east end, train to charing cross and then the bus/or walk that would be about 1962, and then if there was a dance at the TA hall near yorkhill


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post 4th Mar 2011, 04:08pm
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The Bluebird cafe a went tae wis oan Tollcross Road an a remember when a wis aboot 8 or 9 goan in there on ma ain and getting a wee bottle of Barr's american cream soda wae a straw and a wid put hard day's night by the beatles oan the duke box. sad or whit laugh.gif
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post 4th Mar 2011, 05:08pm
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QUOTE (Stillroom @ 27th Feb 2010, 10:00pm) *
the cafe at he junction was the Orlando cafe, my pal and I used to go there all the way from the east end, train to charing cross and then the bus/or walk that would be about 1962, and then if there was a dance at the TA hall near yorkhill




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post 21st Mar 2011, 02:54am
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I'm another one who remembers the Bluebird cafe...happy days.

I also remember going to a cafe in Pollokshaws when I was very young in the early sixties.We used to get a plate of hot peas and vinegar. They also sold large round treacle toffees which were great.
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post 15th Sep 2015, 10:20pm
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QUOTE (AScotInArgentina @ 21st Mar 2011, 03:02am) *
I'm another one who remembers the Bluebird cafe...happy days.

I also remember going to a cafe in Pollokshaws when I was very young in the early sixties.We used to get a plate of hot peas and vinegar. They also sold large round treacle toffees which were great.

The Bluebird cafe was is on Cathcart Rd, Govanhilland the other is up Cathcart both run by same family and its been there many years with amazon food and ice cream also the shop is great with the big jars of sweets lol.
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post 18th Oct 2015, 03:51pm
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Thank you for showing the pic of the Orlando Cafe, this on the day after my wee pal died ! After 55 years friendship to see this pic made me smile !!
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