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185-221 Buchanan Street | Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3JN, Scotland
+44 141 221 5554
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for 2 coffees and 2 sandwiches £17.90 which was bad enough but then had to clear a table to get a seat. Sat for 25 minutes and at no point did any of the three staff clear a table or come out to check on customers place was a riot.

Thank Liam K
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Stopped here for a quick coffee with friends and was not disappointed. I had the skinny late, but should have gone for an iced coffee which my friend ordered as it was delicious! Will return

Thank emor1234
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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534 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Not being local, I'm not sure if I have the correct branch, as there seem to be three at least in Glasgow. Taken by a relative for a coffee in the Princess Square shopping centre, we ended up in Tinderbox. Nice place to sit, relax and people watch. I think we didn't realise that you had to order inside at... More 

Thank Cecil H
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Visited new tinderbox 0n 14th of Feb catch up coffee hot chocolate and cake carrot cake was lovely and as usual lovely latte and hot chocolate with whipped cream

Thank Dawn M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for an early breakfast in Princes Square, and came across Tinderbox. Lovely view from the balcony, and the food and drink is lovely and warm! Perfect place for a hot breakfast!

Thank Catherine D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Good cup of coffee but pistachio cheesecake requires re-work. Baby changing facilities require more frequent cleaning.

Thank coh8
East Linton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for an early lunch, two baguettes and coffees , tasted lovely. Great atmosphere sitting out on the balcony. Will definitely pop in for lunch again.

Thank LHC49
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Had a really nice coffee here with a friend. Staff were friendly, the coffee shop was well kept and clean despite being busy. I would reccomend!

Thank DavidSpoors
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Building houses lots of quirky places to eat and has a lovely feel about it. Tinderbox is a breath of fresh air, as it boasts a very varied menu. Everything looks fresh and tastes that way too. Great value and would have scored 5*, but counter service is a bit slow and staff could smile a bit more.

Thank richard s
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The selection of cakes is good, the cheesecake was delicious. I would say they could do with more staff as the staff were clearly under pressure and subsequently a little slow and not particularly welcoming. The coffee was good but wasn't very hot,which was disappointing given that is is not the cheapest Place in town

Thank Lesley H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 9
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185-221 Buchanan Street | Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 5554
An award winning small Independent Glasgow based coffee shop chain, serving up perfect coffee and a range of fresh cakes, snacks and sandwiches for almost twenty years.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?