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Vanilla Black Coffee House

268 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EQ, Scotland
0141 332 9453
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Ranked #435 of 1,747 restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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English first
Oz in Yorks
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing pretentious, but an excellent cup of coffee and cake - lemon drizzle cake is to die for! value is excellent served by really friendly staff.

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UK
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for a speedy lunch, having been tempted by the gorgeous cake display & quirky look. Had delicious homemade soup and my OH had a ciabatta. We took a slice of banana, almond & polenta cake away. All the food was excellent & the atmosphere was great. Loved being able to sit on comfy sofas. Funky leopard-print loo, too!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had popped into this little place for a quick bite during lunch hour with a friend. We both ordered baguettes from the menu – mine the humus and roast pepper, while my friend opted for the chicken, bacon and avocado. The smells of coffee and sweet treats and the outside seating on this gorgeous day had assured me we had... More

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Philadelphia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Place is tiny, cute, and smells great. Beautiful selection of baked goods, but also soup, sandwiches, salads.

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Dunbartonshire, Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Had to attend the Dental Hospital recently and arranged to meet up with a friend who lives in Glasgow in the Vanilla Black Coffee Shop on Sauchiehall Street about 5 minutes stroll from the Dental Hospital next to the McLellan Galleries. Very clean quirky café with different type seating, high and low, also a good varied coffee shop menu of... More

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Great little cafe that offers great pastries. The coffee is decent but the fact that the pastries are made in house and not purchased from costcos like most other places makes this the best coffee shop on Sauchiehall street.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I've been in here many times for both a proper lunch and just for a cake and tea. The food (not including cakes) is of average quality, with the presentation being pretty basic but tasting good enough. I've had toasties / paninis here, they were ok but nothing to shout about. This place is best for relaxing with a nice... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Having been tempted by the sumptuous array of home baking in the window for a couple of months, today I finally succumbed to a meringue and a pot of tea, Vanilla Black style. My first obstacle to a relaxing hedonistic lunch was finding out that they only take cash, cue a mad dash across rainy Sauchiehall St to an atm,... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I went today and had a lovely pot of tea and a scone. Bargain price and delicious strawberry jam.If I could I would have eaten my way through every single cake on display,they looked lush and were not bought in.The only thing that was a bit testing was the French chansons, but that s just my taste! I ll go... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere and very sweet food, I especially would recommend the meringues - but all their homemade sweets are beautiful. This cafe is also in convenient reach of other attractions.

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