- Telephone 0141 339 3108
- Food served Mon–Sat 7.15am–11pm; Sun 7.45am–11pm
- Average price £7 (lunch); £7 (evening meal)
- Typical order £4.30
Hard to miss, with its large windows and metallic signage, the Byres Road branch of Tinderbox has been plying its brand of metro-chic coffee house style for over 15 years now – and it’s still the business. Aside from a set of thin new booths along the back wall, the interiors haven’t changed much. A line of high stools along one window gives a view of the bustle outside while the back area sports a two-tiered floor space with varied table and booth arrangements inducing a relaxing intimate feel. Food choices have been revamped of late and the large counter displays a wide array of externally supplied (mainly locally produced) selections. New arrivals include bento boxes, sushi and French toast sandwiches alongside well-stuffed wraps, salad boxes, waffles and bagels. As always, the cake selection is bountiful with lots of quirky flavours that blend nicely with a fine roasted coffee. Constantly busy, Tinderbox buzzes along to a chic indie soundtrack day and night with that ineffable cool only achieved through confidence and experience.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Indie playlist
- Capacity: 72
- Open since: 1998
Reviews & features
Neighbourhood Watch: Byres Road, Glasgow17 Oct 2011
A rough guide to the trendiest road in the West
What's it like? One big road with many little offshoots to appeal to the culture vulture in you. Where's it, like? Off Great Western road if you hang a left at the Botanic Gardens, and just up from Partick. Take the tube to Hillhead station (soon…
URGENT: You must stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work.