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Tinderbox

185-221 Buchanan Street | Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3JN, Scotland
+44 141 221 5554
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
“quick coffee” (4 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 19:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
185-221 Buchanan Street | Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3JN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 18 September 2017

This failed in every category. The staff were disinterested and looked like they were put out in having to serve you. We waited over ten minutes for them to organise two hot drinks and two pieces of cake. The lack of table service also lets...More

Thank hate-popups
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Went for a day out with a friend as a recommendation. Would definitely visit again - one of the best white hot chocolates I had ever tried. Cute decor, served by a happy waitress which made all of the difference.

1  Thank JasmineL_x
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Popped in here to meet a friend. The coffee was OK but a bit lacklustre overall. Better than one of the big chains and with a little effort could be really good.

Thank Denniselite67
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Good coffee, but no table service, and even inside, the staff seemed reluctant to leave their comfort zone to get items asked for. Cake I had was OK, but a bit dry. Can't say I was ipressed.

Thank crawfie
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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...More

Thank Liam K
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
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...More

Thank Cecil H
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
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
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

Thank coh8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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