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189 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8TS, Scotland
+44 141 339 3108
07:15 - 23:00
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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1,118 reviews
508 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,402 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe used to be enjoyable to visit with good customer service and food and drinks. Not so now. On entering, the floor needed cleaning as wet and could have been dangerous. No wet floor yellow warning notices. The tables and chairs need to be replaced. Depending on your visit, the serving staff can be a bit non customer friendly.... More 

1 Thank Keith J
Scotland, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This place has really went downhill and it's such a shame given how great it used to be and it's prime location. Came in the other day for some lunch and the place was a shambles. The first thing that greeted me after the dirty floors (yes it wasn't great weather but there were three staff members on and it... More 

Thank CatherineCusak
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great location, fine for coffee and cakes but food's not great and a bit expensive for what it is. Used to be much better... Shame really.

Thank Judgeatron
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Good espresso - i was there on a Sunday - good selection of pastries - although the shop advertises fresh orange juice - only bottled juice on sale - otherwise a good opportuntiy to read the Sunday papers

Thank chrisBerkhamsted
Level Contributor
104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Great for a quick coffee, staff were fine and coffee tasted good. It can get busy so finding a free table can be difficult at time but apart from that all good.

Thank Colt69
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Hot chocolate and carrot cake is always our order every time we are in. Staff are so friendly and cheery... sure we will be back soon!

Thank Jac811
Ellon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Met some colleagues for coffee and cake during a catch up. Reasonably priced but place could do with a re-vamp

Thank brymills
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Its a nice cozy cafeteria and i went there for an official meetup around 4 in the evening but it was extensively crowded and noisy. So its a good place if you want to have some lunch/snacks/coffee but not the place for you if are looking for a quieter/calming experience.

Thank Aisha A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself in the West End of Glasgow then this coffee shop is hard to miss. Right on the junction of Byres Road and University Avenue, there's always a cool vibe here - which is worth a few extra pennies for your coffee, mint tea etc. They do light snacks and great croissants. It's open late too -... More 

Thank LVS64
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Tinderbox is famous in the westend for the popular kids. In fact many people I know have told me, it's the place to get a hot date and meet people. On a lovely day in Glasgow, there is nothing better, but to have a coffee outside and people watch.

Thank rachy330099

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 5
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:45 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Byres Rd, 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?