Bonis Cafe - Clarkston

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Postby Fossil » Sun Apr 11, 2004 6:51 pm

Kirsty wrote: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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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:


Yes I remember that particular eatery, Chips a chip steak and pea's for £1.50..

As for the cottages reference, you mean in Railway Cottages terms do you not ::):
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Postby lordsleek » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:53 pm

Coia's cafe in Coatbridge is on the endagered buildings list. I bet it has all the original F&Fs
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Postby kelvin_hall » Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:42 pm

The Lido cafe in Saracen St Possil had amazing painted mirrors, I think they may still be there.
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Boni's Cafe, Clarkston

Postby teetywoo » Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:33 pm

This was mentioned here a few years ago and miraculously it's still there. Not for long though as there's a Beanscene opened up two doors down. It's a really atmospheric place. Some photies here http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilike/tags/bonis/

Get yourselves down there for a snowball ice!
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Postby Sharon » Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:11 am

Great photos tweety.

Do they still have a picture of Princess Di on the end of the counter?
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Postby cumbo » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:12 pm

Been a big fan of your site for some time Teetywoo.keep it up :D
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Postby teetywoo » Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:00 pm

Dunno about Princess Di, Sharon. Nothing else has changed so can't think why they'd have moved it. Ta for the compliments cumbo [blushes].
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Re: Bonis Cafe - Clarkston

Postby My Kitten » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:35 pm

Was in Bonis today for the first time. What a time warp, it was a great being in there and not babysittingscene down the road. The old couple looked like they couldve done with retiring, the poor cafe was lonely but the coffee was great , and so was the ice cream!

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Re: Bonis Cafe - Clarkston

Postby Fossil » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:55 pm

Did you clock the Loo Doors
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Re: Bonis Cafe - Clarkston

Postby Peekay » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:52 am

Good God almighty! Is wee Netta still alive, never mind still grafting in Bonis? I used to hang about Clarkston Toll in the early 90s and they would let dozens of us shelter in there all night for the price of a Coke each. She looked about a 100 years old then! I think Hubbies name's Sammy, not too sure about that now though.

Oh the stories of that cafe. Mostly involving Govan Drug Squad and them trying to find out whose nickname was what on the infamous tick list
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Re: Bonis Cafe - Clarkston

Postby triggerhappy » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:49 pm

I can't believe this is still open! I spent many an evening in there huddled over a cup of tea in those little glass tea cups, smoking and generally larking around. Good times :)
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Re: Bonis Cafe - Clarkston

Postby My Kitten » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:58 am

ah the loo doors, brilliant eh. Have to go back there.

In fact how about an hg cafe tour, how many choccie biccies, coffees and old style cafe's can we do? Definately the weather for frequent stoppages for hot drinks.
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Re: Bonis Cafe - Clarkston

Postby JayKay » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:38 pm

My Kitten wrote:ah the loo doors, brilliant eh. Have to go back there.

In fact how about an hg cafe tour, how many choccie biccies, coffees and old style cafe's can we do? Definately the weather for frequent stoppages for hot drinks.
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Re: Bonis Cafe - Clarkston

Postby bruce1 » Wed May 27, 2009 2:12 pm

Just a quick update on this thread for those interested...

Bonis was badly flooded in August 2008 and closed until March 2009, however it is now back in business, operating as it always has, and yes - Sam & Netta are still grafting away 6 days a week! 13:00ish to 19:00ish (closed Tuesdays).

The penny slots are still on the toilets and the place is still as it was in the 1970s. Well worth a visit.
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