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189 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TS, Scotland
+44 141 339 3108
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07:15 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:45 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 07:15 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went to pick up take out lunch. Waited about 5 minutes in the queue to be served, and had picked flatbread out of the chilled cabinet to be heated at the counter. Girl at the counter was brash and was obviously in a foul mood as she served the customer before me with a foul attitude and a clear disdain... More 

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent coffee cakes and staff. When we get the chance to visit the city we try to get here for the atmosphere and coffee or wine if you fancy it. Maybe a wee bit pricier for cakes and alcohol but great all the same

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Thank Scott F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Manager Lynn made the visit with friends quite uncomfortable was not the friendliest very badly spoken about a minor issue we had, coffee is nice , toilets untidy smell , staff member Lynn does not smile and will lose custom. Also staff member Coke is quite aggressive makes you feel unwelcome and uncomfortable .

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Thank G Ting T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Food is good shame one of the girls working here are rude and have awful customer service skills. ps I asked for two wraps not one :) x x

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Thank Katy M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Very polite , free wifi Easy to find Good food Lots of tables need clearing Warm and welcoming ...............

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Thank Ruth B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Love tinderbox! There are 3 of these coffee shops in Glasgow. All good. This one is probably the 2nd best. Ingram st is best. Cool hangout. Coffee is nice, better than Starbucks I would say. Or good for a change at least. The mochas are really good, the White chocolate mocha is worth a try. Relaxed vibe but not overrun... More 

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Thank John1877
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Went to the Tinderbox a few days ago for lunch. Had a scrummy panini & iced box chai latte. Super lunch! Great atmosphere!

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Thank Fiona M
Stirling, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Coffee was great. BUT my 'toasted' sandwich was sparsely populated with a sliver of mozzarella and thin spam. Rather than toasted, it had been par broilled in a microwave and was limper than old lettuce and chewy. Nasty! And all for £7! Grossly overpriced and altogether disappointing :(

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Thank occasionaldiner1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Looking for somewhere to have lunch and having passed this shop many times we decided to give it a try. My husband had the soup and wrap, which he enjoyed. My granddaughter had a wrap and also enjoyed, which both came with a packet of crisps, which were tasteless. I had ordered a cheese and ham toastie and when it... More 

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Thank A M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Manager Lynn made the visit with friends quite uncomfortable was not the friendliest very badly spoken about a minor issue we had, coffee is nice , toilets untidy smell , staff member Lynn does not smile and will lose custom.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 5
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
07:45 - 23:00
Monday
07:15 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:15 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:15 - 23:00
Thursday
07:15 - 23:00
Friday
07:15 - 23:00
Saturday
07:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 141 339 3108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?