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185-221 Buchanan Street | Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3JN, Scotland
+44 141 221 5554
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09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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

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Thank Dawn M
Drumnadrochit
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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!

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Thank Catherine D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

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Thank coh8
East Linton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank LHC49
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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!

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Thank DavidSpoors
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank richard s
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Lesley H
Bucks, uk
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place is in a nice part of the very posh shopping centre. It is immaculately clean and you can sit either inside or outside in the atrium area. The staff were very sweet and I had hot chocolate, with my friend enjoying a cappuccino as you can see in the photo . The choc needed to be hotter that's... More 

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Thank FairCritique4U
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I didn't have much time for lunch 1/2 hour so I choose Tinderbox located in Paperchase Buchanan St The service was fast as it wasn't overly busy maybe because it is as I found out a bit pricey Hot Chocolate and a wrap £8 It was tasty and hot chocolate good quality Could not afford that every day for lunch

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Thank elizgoodwin
Lanark, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I've been here a few times as I really enjoy the caramel latte. Every time I have been in the place has had a good atmosphere and really busy. The service from the staff is alright, just average. However, I was in a few days ago and got a soup and latte. I was exceedingly disappointed with the soup. In... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
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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