Warm, dark and cosy feel to this cafe. Quiet atmosphere with calming music, Scottish artists playing in the background and local art displayed on the walls. The cafe looked to seat approx 45 people and although it wasn't too busy there was quite a wait to get coffee. This was no problem as I was seating in but would have been too long for a takeaway. Small selection of breakfast and lunch food available but worth visiting just for a coffee.
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cool and clean with rustic elements. Busy little coffee shop with a calm feel although there was very upbeat music playing in the background. The staff were friendly and they seemed to have a good balance between their regulars and newbees. Sitting down for a coffee at 2pm on a Wednesday the coffee shop was almost full. Only seats around 15 - 20 people so you may have to wait to be seated. Worth it for a coffee and brownie (highly recommend) although they do also offer a breakfast and lunch menu.
Very different experience from the first two coffee shops. To start with Tinderbox was the largest of the cafes visited and would approximately seat 100 people. It has an American Diner style design with booths and high bar stools. They have a large selection of food items for breakfast and lunch, also a lovely selection of pastries. Be aware to wait at the counter for your order as it will be called out and served to you on a tray, no table service.
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐
A little Italian coffee shop and deli. It has a welcoming feel to it with all communal seating and only enough room to seat approx 20 people. This is a dog friendly cafe and a number of locals there with their dogs sleeping under the tables. It has a very local community feel to it but don't be put off by this as there were a number of newbies as well. They offer a full lunch menu and a lovely selection of Italian cakes.
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Prices all based on a small flat white (my coffee of choice)