Grabbed a coffee with my mate and colleague Paul today. It was lovely and sunny... and we went somewhere dark and interesting... to catch up and hang out.
Tinderbox is a fab space at the corner of Montrose and Ingram. I say "space" because its more a continental cafe than a coffeehouse. Food looks fab... but have only tried their cupcakes (it was wonderful!) Their coffee, on the other hand, was superb... with a barista who took great care... and made a lovely leaf pattern on my beverage.
The space has some wonderful nooks and crannies... dark booths for intimate conversations... such as my 6-monthly appraisal (which I did just fine in!) and romantic liaisons (witnessed but not experienced! Will take Olly there soon)
The upstairs mezzanine is bright and functional... with a great big window for watching people on Ingram St.
There is wireless there... although I'm not sure of the provider... and they have a fantastic space in the back called Hitherto which is the kind of gift shop that I just love... and my bank manager hates. Full of unique... unusual merchandise with a handmade aesthetic. Bags, tees, wallets... notebooks (no Moleskine)... graphic novels... art... music... Fantastic! Will be back.